Monday, December 22, 2014

Blue Monday - Graduation & Neighborhood Christmas Decorations

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Our granddaughter, Ara, graduated from the University of Florida this past Saturday with her Bachelor's Degree. Here's a picture of her and a friend in their caps and gowns. Ara is the one on the right. We're proud to be her grandparents!

The school colors are orange and Blue.


The moment when Ara crossed the stage as her name was called. Photo by Caeli Tolar.



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Here's some Blue Christmas decorations found in our neighborhood. Some people hang ornaments from trees in their swale areas.



Here are two examples of folks who decorated their yards with faux presents, wrapped in Blue.




You have to squint, but there's several touches of Blue in Santa's train.



The color of his gloves are beautiful Blue. (That's Johnny's shadow!)



Mr. Snowman uses a Blue shovel, although I suspect he won't find much use for it in Florida!



This snowman likes his Blue scarf.



Ah, this Blue sign suggests we keep Christ in Christmas, an idea with which I agree.



Here's a string of lights; it's easy to pick our the Blue ones.


Here's my favorite . . .


Do you have any Blue decorating your outside?

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I just HAD to stick this in. Born Sunday, December 21, 2014 . . . Our son's baby with her baby!
Strider Allen Easterling 
9 lbs 10 oz and 21"



Merry Christmas! and

Happy Blue Monday!



Monday, December 15, 2014

Blue Monday - Christmas Tree Blues

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is when the grandchildren decorate our tree. It all began about 24 years ago when I allowed the first born grandchild to "softly" touch the ornaments. Each year after that, she "helped" us place some of the ornaments on the tree. As the years passed, other grandchildren came to "help." We have Christmas music playing, and I serve warm apple cider and Christmas cookies.

Sure, some ornaments get broken, but I never scolded as none were as valuable as the child who had let it slip.

Two of our grandchildren, Brittany and Jenna, came over this past week to do our tree; each brought her fiance/husband. I had way too much fun to remember to take pictures, but later, I took these shots of our few Blue ornaments.















Our tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments. I call our tree a "memory tree" because each ornament has a story connected to it.



Is your Christmas tree a memory tree?


Happy Blue Monday!

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