Tuesday, December 24, 2013

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS....
 
Wishing you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR...
 
 As the December sun rises over Santa Fe.....

 We at Cielo Azul are all ready for the wonderful, magical season of the holidays.....

 So as the full moon sets in the early hours of morning....

 The Chinese room is ready and waiting for the girls...

 Mommie is full of anticipation.....

 But first, it's time to bundle up to meet some special folks....

 Like Patsy and Milt...

 At Del Charro Grill....

For our retired teacher's luncheon......

 Next day, there's still lots to prepare....

 But, "What ME worry?".....

 Because somebody wonderful is coming in on the train....

 And I can hardly wait....

 There she is!--it's Kiki!..............

 While Miss Chiara is getting her bearings back home, it's off to another delightful lunch at Santa Fe's ultimate Christmas house.....

With Santa Fe's Hostess with the Mostest--Annabell1!......

 The guests delighted in her ample collection of unique nativities....

 And her elegantly appointed table....

 Each setting with a gift packet supplied by Linda.....

 We all took turns posing in the various holiday displays, and Linda chose the Snowman Room---this is just a portion of about 100 snowmen, many of them animated.....

 Annabelle didn't put up her village this year, but this candlelit mini-vllage greeted us through the dining room window as we arrived.....
 Louise poses in a hallway...

 That also included this beautiful modern nativity......

 Josina chose to pose before the gorgeous 12 ft Christmas Tree....

 And we all enjoyed the festive libations....

 Perhaps that's why I posed before the same tree....

 Annabelle's gorgeous centerpiece....
The fireplace is at least 14 feet high....

 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow--we are happy with our prime rib,cauliflower, broccoli, salad and fresh buns......

 In this lovely dinning room.....

 Not to mention the Red Velvet cake and homemade ice cream that Adolfo made us......

 In true Annabelle style, no guest left without a homemade blanket made just for her......

 So, as Christmas approaches......

 Enjoy these festive days.....


Because it IS the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

 IT'S  BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS.....
It's that time of year once more.......
 


 
 

 

 

 The weather is turning snowy.....
And Dwight is ready for the snow.....

 That has fallen all over town.....

 While inside Diana  is starting with the decorations....

 And trimming the tree.......

 So, as the snow carpets the town......

 Downtown.....

And in the hills.....

 Dwight enjoys the snowy fun....

 Some provided by his wifey.....

Perhaps to the disapproval of Zsa Zsa......


And inside, the trimming goes on,,,,,

Enjoying all the nostalgia of traditions from years gone by.....

The photo ornaments found a new spot this year as it is an "off" year for the village.....

A Christmas arrangement in a new vase.....

The Capshaw stockings on the living room fireplace....

With these super-duper glitter blowing candles.....


 One of the joys of this season, Topaz got so cold that she decided that the feral life is not for her and she has returned to hearth and home as her regular spoiled onery self....

So when December comes to your home.....

And to your neighborhood.....

And to your town......

Keep warm inside and remember......


THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!

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