Monday, January 04, 2010

The Holidays – Looking Back

A lot goes on around our place when the holidays arrive. Certainly more than I can depart upon you right now. However here are a few highlights just prior to the ‘big day’ itself. (Christmas of course)

There is the shopping!

Shopping for us just a few days before Christmas is not really meant as ‘shopping’, we never really get anything done then. It is more for fun and enjoying the holiday decorations…’inside’ because it is usually frickin’ cold outside. :)

Looking back it seems that trying on silly hats takes precedence over actually buying something….though that too sometimes happens.

There are other things we do as well and getting there is half the fun.

For instance going to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to spend the afternoon looking at the period rooms and roaming the halls.

Parking in the ramp for the MIA is also an ‘artful’ experience as the supports for the ramp are colorfully painted in preparation for the lovely art within!

The Children’s Theater is attached to the MIA and we were pleasantly surprised to find there were still some very good rush seat available for the yearly performance of  ‘Cinderella’.  Of course couldn’t take photos of the performance but got a quick one of the stage while we were waiting. This is a riotous play full of wonderful wit and humor. It plays well on child and adult level. Funny stuff!

Of course then the Mall Of America is a place we go to see the lovely decorations and to just walk around and go into the amusement park area.

Last, but definitely not the least is the music. While we are out we often enjoy being serenaded by the finest musicians the Twin Cities have to offer. :)

Looking back, we all have a pretty good time and enjoy a lot of things during the holidays even though so much of it flies by before we even get to savor any of the ‘good times’.

I hope you all have lots of good memories too and will make more great memories of the year 2010 as it gets into full swing.

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  1. It looks like you had a lovely time! I love the hats!

  2. It looks as if you have a lot of fun as a family at Christmas - and that's what it's all about, isn't it?

    And I BET it was cold outside! I'm never coming to Minnesota in the winter!!

  3. What a lot of family fun and it's never better than over the holidays! And as Jay said -- that's what it's all about! Love all of your photos! Hope your new year is off to a good start! Enjoy!


  4. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  5. And next year you'll do it all again!

  6. lovely post!!
    heres wishing you and yours a super duper 2010!!

  7. Very festive. I like the idea of going to these places not necessarily to Shop. Have a wonderful New Year!




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