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Merry Christmas To You All From Estes Park, Colorado!


Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year! I love the anticipation and all of the festivities that go along with it. I love to just walk through town and look at all of the pretty decorations and listen to the Christmas music piped out onto the street. It’s a beautiful time of year!

This year Phil and I went out and got a new Christmas tree. I just love it! It reminds me of the alpine trees that you see when you look outside your window. When we lived in Connecticut we always cut down a fresh tree, but out here I can’t see doing that…so we bought an artificial one. And it is just prefect!

I  love putting all of the ornaments on the tree. Some bring back old memories and some we bought for out here in our new home.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, peace and good times!

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A New Christmas Advent Calendar For My Two Little Granddaughters…And Another One On The Way!


When my kids were little I made them an Advent Calendar to start the holiday season. It was so much fun to make. Each ornament was special to them. My daughter loved kitties so I made a cat for her and my son loved Scooby Doo so of course, we had to have Scooby Doo on the tree too. It was great and the kids loved it! They’d run downstairs in anticipation each morning to put a new ornament on the Advent Calendar. My daughter was the oldest so she put the first ornament on Dec. 1st and then all of the odd numbers and my son had all of the even numbers. It was fun filling each little pocket with the ornaments that I knew they would want to put on the tree.

My daughter started having her own family a few years ago and kept looking for an Advent Calendar but just couldn’t find one that she liked. For a present for the girls this year, I decided to surprise them with an Advent Calendar complete with the things they love…a butterfly, a crown, ballet slippers, a dog, a book, flower, Santa, a snowman, a soccer ball, etc. It is so cute and was so much fun to make. It took me most of the summer!

When I started making it my daughter had just gotten pregnant so I added a train, a block and a few more less “feminine” ornaments. Well, she’s due in January with another little girl so it’s “Three girls for us!  Mom.” The girls who are 3 3/4 years  and 21 months just love it! They wake up each morning and run downstairs to put a new ornament on their own Advent Calendar. “Grammie, I put the ballet slippers on today!” What fun and such a treasure they can keep forever and remember the excitement when they were so young!

Wishing  a Happy Holiday to you all!

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Happy Holidays To You From Estes Park And RMNP!


I  love to get up before the sun and watch the sunrise over the mountains. It is especially pretty this time of the year with our Christmas tree in the window.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! May the holiday bring you much peace, love, good health and a little time outside in nature.

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Downtown Estes Park Is Gorgeous With All The Beautiful Lights


This time of the year is so pretty in downtown Estes Park. The trees along the streets are all lit up with little Christmas lights.

So pretty! Have you ever been to Estes Park during the holiday season?

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