Monday, December 17, 2012

It Feels Like Christmas On A Visit to California!

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We landed at the airport in Orange County all excited for the time together & going to Kim Caldwell’s Winter Wonderland Event.  But, first stop… to pick up Vickie’s computer at the Apple Store.  The mall was decorated with this wonderful display in the center.
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It was HUGE with 2 Santa’s over looking a vignette made of Doll Houses & a train set.  Santa was sort of scary looking.
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It was really darling.  A burger at Ruby’s & we were off to Vickie’s to sleep off the plane ride & get ready for more adventures.
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The next day we wrapped all the goodies for our stocking swap (as we knew TSA would open/destroy the packages if we did it before leaving home).  A lot of laughing & silliness took place in Vickie’s living room & then we were  off to Rogers Gardens to see the amazing gifts, trees, & flowers.  You can see Cindy & Vickie goofing around in front of the Gilded Life Tree.
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Such beauty!  Cindy bought me one of the angel ornaments & gave it to me saying “You’re my guardian angel”.  OMG I thought I was going to cry.
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A lace tree on their display table was really pretty.
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I couldn’t pass up this little treasure shown below.  Hubby agreed that I needed it for one of our trees at home.  JUST LOVE HER FACE!
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Night shots are hard to get… with the lights glowing in the garden…
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Look!  It’s the elves!   Maybe not!!!! But, it is the Art Sisters all hamming it up.  Ms Sandy joined us after work.  On the left is Ms Vickie (the hostess with the mostess), then Sandy in the back & Cindy in front of her. Next, myself & my friend Jo Ann who joined us all the way from Tennessee.
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The flowers were beautiful! Poinsettia Baskets hanging from all the trees.
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All colors.
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A darling Herb Box…
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And another darling train in an outdoor setting.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Hope you’ll check back for more adventures!  I will tell you that traveling to California twice   in the month of December (each time I stayed a week) really puts a girl behind in Holiday preparations.  But, I LOVED every minute!
HUGS! Charlene

8 comments:

Gypsy Owl said...

Hey!! It looked like u had a blast!!! Nice to drop in and see how a fellow PC girl was doing!

Toodles-
Sarah

cindy craine said...

I want to go back!! WHat fun we had! I loved all of our adventures and Rogers Gardens, what a magical place! I'm so glad you like your angel, and yes, you are my guardian angel,love ya mean it!xoxooxox-cindy

Karen Valentine said...

It all looks sooo magical!!! You girls are glowing with happiness!!!
As always... I wish I could have joined you. I miss you guys!!!!
xo

Kim Caldwell said...

You girls had such fun before we even started to play! Love the holidays and it was so much more fun with you girls!

Much Love, Kim

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well Charlene! HOW ARE YA??? I have not seen you for ages. You look well, and a trip to California?? I was born in L.A. and know Orange County very well! Christmas out there was always warm, and of course so much to see. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME! Blessings to you and yours, Anita

koralee said...

Wow...such JOY!
Thank you for visiting me the other day...Sending you oodles of joy for a very blessed week.

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I finally got to see Rogers Gardens... YaH!!! Thanks for taking such great photos as I've heard about it but never have been. Great choice on the ornie... just darling!

TiffanyJane said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous pics too, you have been traveling and having loads of fun!!! So neat!! :)

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