Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

This is our first Christmas as home owners and some might say we are minimalistic in our decorations. I remember years ago when I moved to Florida from the Northeast and everyone on the block had fantastic decorations. In fact my helpful neighbor asked if I needed any help hanging my lights. I asked, "What lights?" Since then, although I moved into an RV, I seem to have accumulated some stuff. Ironic, huh? The only new thing I bought was the wreath on the window. Even that might have been a mistake. Where do you store things in Arizona where the summer temps reach 120 so the attic is out and there is no basement?

This is our cute little fiber optic tree.

I thought this was the best outdoor decoration in the neighborhood.

We asked Brenda to take our picture for our Christmas card. Although she kept trying to move us out of the shadow, I guess we didn't move far enough. I was discouraged and almost gave up.

But wait!!! We attended a dinner put on by the local assisted living establishment. They fed us prime rib and are hoping we'll remember them when we need their services. It was really nice, but the best was a chance to pose with Santa! At first I hesitated, but then they mentioned the magic word - FREE!

I do wish we had dressed more seasonally, but we were so happy with the results that it went out with the Christmas cards.

Ron and I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!!


  1. Pretty good decorations for your first year. Love the Santa picture, although Santa looks a little malnourished.

  2. I love your minimal decorations!! They make mine look normal. Ive been storing my decorations in my mom's garage for several years. Guess I'd better move them to my own storage area soon.

    Merry Christmas!!

  3. We will miss you...homeownership that makes me shudder.

  4. You two take fabulous pictures!!! Prime rib sounds very good to me after 3 Thanksgiving dinners and 4 Christmas Dinners! I'm getting tired of turkey! The house looks GREAT!!

  5. Merry Christmas Barbara and Ron. I love your picture with Santa.

  6. I like your decorations. Less is better as far as I am concerned.

    We enjoyed receiving your Christmas card and the great photo but now that I see the other photo - I like it too. Maybe even better.

    Merry Christmas,