Monday, December 27, 2010

Following are a couple of Christmas cards I sent out to family this year.  I did have a few more that I would have liked to show you, but I never took pictures of them and as I ran out of cards, I started to use all of my samples as well.  If you scroll down a couple of posts, you'll see a sample of another card I sent out as well. 

Front of Card 1

Inside of card 1

Card 2

Winter Snow Storm - December 26 & 27, 2010

We had our first snow storm of the season.  As most of you across the country are aware the Northeast region of the U.S. encountered a blizzard that started yesterday morning, 12/26 and lasted through this morning, 12/27.  We here in Long Island received about 16 inches.

My office was closed today and I worked from home, but I managed to take some photos and help my husband clean up a bit (well he did the hard work, I just cleaned off my car).  The photos below start with yesterday afternoon when my husband decided to shovel at 4pm and then again at 8pm.  Today he snow plowed and shoveled for most of the day as he not only does our property, but he also lends a hand to our neighbors that do not have snow blowers.  Our property is small, but it is a corner property so Charlie has a lot to cover.

View from my front porch and walkway at 4:00pm on Sunday, 12/26.
This is the first time Charlie was out to clean up the snow.

View of my front door at 7:00am this morning.
   I tried to open the door to let the dog out, but he wasn't going anywhere. 
I couldn't get the door open more than two inches.

This is a view from the corner of my street. 
You can see Charlie plowing our driveway on the right.

This is my house all covered with snow.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Day - 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Cristina - Christmas morning 2010.
This is my dining room table for Christmas Day. 
There were 10 of us in total.  We are a small family now that my parents and grandparents are gone, but I know they were looking down on us with joy and happiness knowing that we were together at Christmas.

Our tree above is much smaller this year because we did not cut it down ourselves.   On December 5th, we took a ride to Briermere's for Christmas pies (they were delicious) and attempted to find our tree out here in Long Island (we normally travel north for our tree, but we were out east this year instead)The trees out here in Long Island were very bare so we came back home and bought it at the local firehouse (see photos below of the bare/small trees).

December 4, 2010 - A Day in New York City

The photos below are from our visit to the city on December 4th.  We are only 35 minutes (by Long Island Rail Road) to Manhattan.  We took my husband's family to visit Santaland at Macy's and visited the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  We took a subway ride (F train), ate NYC pretzels and walked around since it was not all that cold out.  Later we went back home to my house in Lynbrook and celebrated my husband, Charlie's 60th birthday.
Charlie & Cristina window watching at Macy's in Herald Square.
Macy's has the best windows every year.

Cristina lighting a candle at St. Patrick's Cathedral in honor of her
 Grandparents (my Mom & Dad) and her Great-Grandparents (my grandparents).

Here we are at Rockefeller Center.  Notice the look on Charlie's face - he's telling his sister to hurry up and take the picture because other people are waiting to take a photo in the same spot.  He doesn't realize yet (at the age of 60) that if you just smile, the photo taking process goes a lot quicker (LOL)!

Riding the "F" Train.

And here we are back home where Charlie is getting ready
to blow out the candles on his 60th birthday cake.

Be back later with some Christmas cards.