Wednesday, December 5, 2018

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas

  We went to New York City for the day on Saturday, and then to the movies on Sunday to see Bohemian Rhapsody and enjoyed the preview for Jennifer Lopez's new movie "Second Chance"  that starts in our theaters on December 21. I loved the NYC scenes and seeing the Christmas tree at Lotte Plaza at the end of this clip Lotte Plaza Christmas Tree
I was grateful to have four days off from work at Thanksgiving time to get the house in order and start decorating for Christmas. I haven't done a darn thing since then, except participate in holiday festivities. 
This little guy (Xavier) is getting so big. He was freezing getting this Christmas photo taken :-) I love this age, and the way he talks to me. When he sips tea from a tiny espresso cup I have, he exclaims "delicious" pronounced dee-wish-us. 

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"
- Lewis Carroll

A quick trip to Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes, and I spotted this festive cake.
I attended an English Tea at a local bed and breakfast Oak and Ivy, and it was delightful. 

We got lucky and just happened to walk down Bleecker Street in New York City where they had these fabulous storefront windows decorated with flowers for "Love, Bleecker'. The area is alive and kicking, once again. #lovebleecker
My family thinks I plan these black and white photos LOL. I got a kick out of my cousin messaging me this :-)  I think only you can go someplace and find that black and white theme. It's like you call ahead of time and say I'm going to be there around 12 noon please have a black and white display out so I can do a photo shoot.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. LOL well if the shoe fits;)

    I did not know you were that close to NYC..
    I'd love to go to Old takers to bring me:(
    No one likes driving down there.
    Oh well..
    My own fault I should have learned the streets of Mtl as a teen.But we were already in the suburbs when I turned 10..
    Your tree is lovely..
    and the BIG tree..

    But the wee tree w/ Xavier is my fave:)Because of Xavier.
    I remember when Lulu drnk in my mini cups and spoke deliciously too♥

  2. Looks like you're enjoying the holiday season Debbie! Have fun:@)

  3. Debbie, Xavier is so adorable, and his conversation so, so cute. Bleecker Street is just fabulous with those decorations. Your tree is so beautiful. How wonderful to enjoy NYC this time of year!

  4. ha ha ha Debbie, so hilarious!! That last photo is unbelievable!! And that tree, Holy Holidays, that is breathtaking and so is yours...I am so envious that you got all your decorating before Dec. 1, I'm still struggling to get caught up, but I have been living it up instead, holiday chores can wait! Looks like a wonderful time in NYC! Xavier is getting so big!!

  5. So beautiful Debbie. You are so lucky to live rather close to NYC. The decoration are gorgeous. Your tree looks fabulous. Xavier is so cute. He is growing up too fast. Have the happiest of holidays. I just spotted you making perogies on Facebook. Paul loves them.

  6. Debbie, I love that you can hop on a train and be in NYC for the day. Your tree is stunning. I zoomed in to see the ornaments. Love the little sock coin purse! And Xavier selecting a tree, well that is a priceless photo. You must frame this and include it as an ornament on your tree. Happy Holidays, sweet friend!

  7. First of all, Xavier is just adorable! I love how he pronounces delicious! You and Joe have the best time, and Bleecker Street looks exquisite. The NYC tree is gorgeous, but yours is, too!!! I'd be right there with you at that special tea at the B&B, if I could. Enjoy the season with your sweet little fella. xx

  8. I can't believe how big Xavier is getting to be! I'll be he's so excited for Christmas this year ♥ Love all of your NYC trip photos, especially the black and white one :)

  9. So exciting to be out enjoying the Christmas festivities. Little Xavier is growing so fast and he's a little doll. Love all your photos, you always look like a darling little model enjoying the city..........


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