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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Crickett and I want to wish all our family, friends, and blog followers a joyous Christmas and a blessed and prosperous new year. It's hard to believe another year has passed, but this year has been a good year, and one we won't soon forget.

We have a yearly tradition of venturing to the NC mountains every year in search of that perfect Christmas tree and this year was no exception. We made the trip this year with our daughter, Pam, her husband, Rick along with our grandchildren, Bailey, Zach and our grand-dog, Cooper.  We went to the Twin Pines Nursery in Newland, NC and were successful in our quest! After getting our trees we went to the Mason Jar Cafe in Newland for lupper, which was pretty good but in no hurry to return. On the way back down the mountains, we were treated to a beautiful sunset that was one of the most unusual I've seen. The whole sky was illuminated with beautiful pastel colors of all shades and was impressive against the silhouette of the mountains.

We do have more travel plans on the drawing board for the coming year and are looking forward to making more memories on the road exploring our beautiful country.

Crickett and I with our tree behind us. We had to cut about 2 foot off the bottom of the tree as it was too big but couldn't find another we liked as well.

Crickett and I with our grandson, Zachary.

Our grandson, Zach, our daughter, Pam, our granddaughter, Bailey, and our grand-dog, Cooper.
Our tree after we finished decorating it.

One of our favorite ornaments. The ornament in the top right hand corner is one I had when I was a child, It's about 60 years old!
Stunning sunset we were treated to. Most unusual.


  1. From Betty: Merry Christmas to you and yours! Nice tree and nice tradition. Zach & Bailey have grown up! We have a few old ornaments on our tree that are that age - from mine & Gene's childhood & from our first Christmas tree in 1961.

  2. And great shots of a beautiful, mountain sunset!

  3. Merry Christmas to the Cherry family and Happy New year!

  4. Merry Christmas to the Cherry family and Happy New year!

  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family

  6. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your blog.