Capturing Memories

Union Square November 2012 One of my favorite Christmas trees lives part time at Union Square in San Francisco. I remember this magnificent conifer as a highlight of city visits with my family when I was a child. My husband and I had one of our first dates, during the Christmas season of 1998, in San Francisco with dinner and dancing at the Starlight Room high atop the iconic Sir Francis Drake Hotel. This happy photo below was snapped in front of the glowing Christmas tree at Union Square.

We were feeling 'very merry' that evening.

JoyJoy (do you see the tree? If I add more words this looks like a tree skirt...)

 Date Night in San Francisco December 1998 with Scott

November 2012 at the Christmas Tree

Our tree this year with the sunset backdrop At the Christmas Tree lot (aka Lowes) this tree was originally an $80 (10 ft. tree)but the manager insisted it was the 'Charlie Brown' tree and wanted to charge only $29.00. "Okay-we always root for the underdog". Why not?

That deal allowed us to stock up on things like this shimmery little number (you know me).

I usually stick with cream poinsettias but this one called my name this year.

I found this photo from our first Christmas as a family in 2000.Scott's girls were only 13, 15 and 17. Look how far we've come since those early days as a new step-family here.I took a photo of this print with my iPhone so I'm sorry it's not very clear. I have boxes of wonderful print photos (pre-digital camera) and they never see the light of day.Have you found an easy way to convert prints in the box to photos on the computer?Scanning takes forever. I would love any tips you have on that!

Christmas 2011

Holiday photos are often taken with a Christmas tree in the background which makes them so festive. I'm making a mental note to get a few of us with the all three girls in front of the tree this year. Without a little thought on photos the holiday can just speed by in a flurry without capturing the moment on camera.

It's always a treat to link with the 'How I wear My' series with

Adrienne of the Rich Life (on a budget) and Jill of Everything Just So
is the theme this month.  

I pulled out some crimson lipstick, threw a moto jacket over my silky blouse (from Target) during my 

recent getaway to Healdsburg for Scott's birthday for this look. I haven't worn red in years but 

this season it's really captured my attention and I have purchased several pieces. 

Thanks for hosting Adrienne and Jill!   Thanks for stopping by-I know it's a busy, busy season.
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