We swore it would never happen to us. My siblings and I were just way too tight with each other, to ever let ourselves drift apart the way our aunts, uncles and parents did, once all the grandparents had passed away. And we haven't...yet. But it is getting a bit harder, forcing us to be a bit more creative and flexible. Once my own kids get married, start having babies, and want to stay put for the holidays, it will become more difficult still. But, knowing my family, we'll figure something out!
P.S. I hope they all know, and my hubby's family too, that any who care to have a Hill Country Christmas will be more than welcome here!
Friday, November 25, 2011
I'm not much for mall-shopping, and you would never catch me out at any of the stores on "Black Friday". In fact, the ads alone were enough to make me want to kick the TV screen in. However, I will admit to enjoying a walk through the mall in the early morning hours, before the crowds and craziness hit. Especially if it happens to be North Park shopping center in Dallas -- the mall of my youth. Hard to believe this mall is around 50 years old. It's so timeless and classy, and well maintained!
|Lexi's favorite store, LUSH.|
|A different kind of gift wrap.|
|One of the first animated window displays I've seen in years! The turkey wobbled!|
|My favorite store, from a merchandiser's point of view, Anthropologie.|
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
|Favorite snow globes, gifted to me by one sister in years past.|
|New additions to my pine cone collection, brought by the other sister last time she visited.|