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Monday, December 17, 2012
It Feels Like Christmas On A Visit to California!
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.
It was HUGE with 2 Santa’s over looking a vignette made of Doll Houses & a train set. Santa was sort of scary looking.
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.
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.
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.
A lace tree on their display table was really pretty.
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!
Night shots are hard to get… with the lights glowing in the garden…
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.
The flowers were beautiful! Poinsettia Baskets hanging from all the trees.
A darling Herb Box…
And another darling train in an outdoor setting.
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!