Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Fun Part I

Whew!!!  I'd better get this Christmas post done before it is mid-January!!! I imagine that needs to be one of my New Year's resolutions! Christmas season was so fun this year! I finally got to decorate the house this year, so it kinda felt like our first real Christmas in this house! Here's how everything looked at The Wells:

Oh I just love it! Now, if you wonder why that tacky snowman head is atop my elegant tree, you can read about it here. Bryan Lowe, just know that this is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Now is this a Texas Christmas pillow or what?

The mouse was my favorite ornament as a child....I named him "Mr. Mouse" (I never claimed to be creative) and I loved when he showed up every year!

This is our MSU theme tree that my mom made for me when I was in college, so it holds a lot of memories! I add a MSU ornament to it every year!

And one of my favorite parts of Christmas season is the cards! I love seeing everyone's little families!
Our own Christmas picture turned out pretty good. Don't let the calmness fool you. Manny hates taking pictures almost as much as Jeremie.  This shot took a good 7 tries.

Perhaps it's because I couldn't this one to quit fooling around.....

The ice storm sorta messed up my "lineup" of Christmas activities to attend, but we still managed to squeeze in some festivities.  One weekend, we headed downtown and stayed at the very historic and very snazzy Adolphus hotel. It was beautiful and we spent most of our time sitting around the lobby eating dessert, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to the grand piano.....big timers.

While downtown, we went on a trolley ride (J and I just can't pass up a good trolley ride), ate at Twisted Root Burger (oh dear, it's amazing) and just rode around looking at the lights.  So fun!

Look closely...this tree was actually made of car parts! 
We also went to an exhibit called the Chinese Lantern Festival. It was all these fabric lanterns in several different scenes!!!  It was beautiful!!!

On the way back to the 'burbs, we stopped in an area of town called The Bishop Arts District and had brunch at Tillman's Roadhouse.  If you live in Dallas-you must go here!!! It was delicious! After a stop at an antique store (what's a trip without an antique store?) we headed back home. It was a fun way to kick off our holiday! Stay tuned for Christmas Part 2!

1 comment:

  1. I love your tree! And your MSU tree! I hope my ornament helps fill it up! :)