Remembering Finley

Every Christmas season as soon as we put up the tree, Finley waited patiently until we laid the skirt down under the tree. From that moment on, he took his cat naps under the Christmas tree until the season was over. Finley was very protective with his favorite spot as well. No other pet was allowed under the tree. And we had to re-arrange the presents in a certain way, so he could still take his naps there.

We really miss this cat very much. It is the first season without him napping under the tree. And even when Finley is not around us physically anymore, he is still with us in spirit for the last five months. Run free, Finley!

Disney Christmas Ornaments

In Spring 2011, I visited Walt Disney World for the third time. Kevin, the girls and I had a blast with Mickey & Friends. The last day, Kevin and I decided to go for some souvenir shopping to Downtown Disney. There is also a store named “Disney’s Days of Christmas”. I never can get enough looking at all these beautiful ornaments, tree skirts, stockings, and many other Christmas decorations. Before we left, we picked up an ornament set with Mickey, Minnie, and their friends. Here photos of some of the Disney characters:

Christmas In Our Neighborhood

Kevin, Katelynn, Sara and I went shopping for Winter jackets and boots. Since we didn’t wanted to get home right away, we looked at some Christmas lights in our street and the next street over. I told Kevin, I have to bring my camera and capture some photos.

Tonight, I walked over to shoot some photos. Three houses had their whole front yard decked out. There was a neighbor between two fully decorated yards, who had a sign saying: “Ditto”. That was very cute and made me laugh. It’s one way to decorate for Christmas. πŸ˜€

Christmas Lights Poem

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Christmas stars shine on high,
Golden stars in the wint’ry sky;
Christmas candles in windows brightΒ 
Send s greeting into the night;

While in our hearts the Christmas flame,
Glows with a love like his who came,
The infant Christ of lowly birth,
To bring good will and peace to earth.

by Marie Irish Bright

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Vitruvian Christmas Lights

Last year, our local photography group had a field meeting to capture the Christmas lights in the Vitruvian Park in Addison. This was my first visit at that park. And I really enjoyed it. Going late November or early December is the best time for photography. The park is not as crowded than toward the end of the season. Here are some photos I’ve captured, while we were at the Vitruvian Park.

Christmas Lights & Tree

It’s this time of year, again. Traditionally, the lights and the Christmas tree go up in and around our house the day after Thanksgiving. Kevin works on the Christmas lights going along the roof, and Katelynn works on setting up the Christmas tree in the front room. Sara helps both of them. And I make sure, everything goes to the right spot. And of course, Joshua is the inspector to make sure, Daddy installed the light as they supposed to be.

… and this evening I had the chance to photograph the Christmas lights at dusk. Sara had a friend over. And they were dancing around our little “Charlie Brown Tree”.