Monday, December 22, 2008

Ugggggggg Another Bug

Yep! Another bug bit me!!!!! YUCK! I have missed all of you but, have been under the weather with another stomach bug. I am so tired of this! I am better now. Mom has arrived from California for her Christmas visit. She got here Friday & we did have fun with the little ones on Friday & Saturday. I wanted to share a few more Christmas photos with you. First I wanted to show you two of my Fitz & Floyd cookie jars(that didn't make it into the home tour) that I is Santa in a plane & one in a motorcycle with a sidecar. There is a third one that is not out, it is a car. They are so funny. And so big, oh the storage delima of all the treasures. How do you all store yours???? Maybe you can give me some ideas.
Also, I am showing you a few of the photos from a previous year of the ice sculptures that are done at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine Texas. This year our whole family will go to view this treat the day after Christmas. In the past it has only been my myself, my husband & oldest grandchild that has had the pleasure of this event. This year it is our gift to the family. These sculptures are done in ice carved by artisan's from China. They use over 3 million pounds of ice for this event & all of this is viewed in a chilling 9 degrees. I am showing the animals (note that the bridge has LED lights inside the ice)on the pond, a couple of the colored ice images with my six foot tall husband next to them to show you the size & scale of these huge carvings & then EXTRA HUGE nativity. They use three types of ice #1 clear ice which has no air in it( for the nativity) #2 colored ice #3 regular ice which is white & dense (because there is air in it). I hope you enjoy these photos & I will post this years version later. Hope you are having a Happy Holiday Season.


Down the Rabbit Hole said...

Dear Charlene,

I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick! (I have too...another cold!) I hope you are feeling 100% now! I love the photo's of the ice sculptures and have always wanted to go to the Gaylord/Opry and see for myself! (that is in Nashville and an hour and a half from where I live) I love your adorable little guy...he reminds me of my oldest son at that age! Love your cookie jars, as for storage, I wrap things like that in bubble wrap and put them in big red storage bins in the attic. ??? It works for me! I hope you have a wonderful time with your dear family and a very Merry Christmas!

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Hello, Charlene,

What great photos of those amazing ice sculptures! Isn't it simply unreal what some people can do...such talent! And what lovely cookie jars! My mother-in-law collects Fitz & Floyd, and I love to look at her pieces!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words! Hope you'll visit again soon, and I'll be sure to do the same!

Best wishes for a blessed Christmas,

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

What pretty pictures. So festive!
I'm sorry about your stomach bug. It got me a few days ago, too. It feels so yucky! I hope you feel better soon. xoxo.

Abounding Treasures said...


So glad to hear that you are feeling better and how wonderful that your mother is able to spend some time with your family :o)


Beth Quinn said...

ohh hope you get well soon !!! my little one has been sick too , seems to be going around !
have a merry christmas !!!!!! get well soon!

The Dutchess said...

Dear Charlene..Hello to you and A Merry Christmas....Hope you are feeling better..So nice to meet you..Thank you for your comments on my blog..Love all the beautiful pictures and photo's on yours..Greetings from Holland..

Diana said...

My dear Charlene...Do hope you are feeling better and out there enjoying those ice sculptures.....they are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Your cookie jars are so very sweet!

Vicki C said...

OH.. hope you are starting to feel better! Sorry to hear you havent been feeling well.
The photos are beautiful.. thanks for sharing them!

Alisa said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon!
Love the pics from the Gaylord. We've wanted to get down there for a couple of years now and still haven't managed to.

Merry Christmas!

(oh, and I got my tree from Target)

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