Saturday, December 31, 2011

Going Downtown

On this last day of 2011, I have one more Christmas (ish) post for you. On Christmas Eve, Ken and I went to Downtown Kansas City to see the "Holiday Windows on Main Street." This was the second year that several local merchants in a two block area decorated their storefront windows. Some of the windows were decorated by local artists and you could vote for a particular artist. The artist with the most votes would win a prize. Never did figure out what that was was--sorry. Let's begin our tour. Bundle up it is a bit chilly this evening. Shall we? The picture above and the next two were in the windows of the big grocery store. I'll let you browse and maybe make a few more comments here and there. Enjoy!
The tree was soo cool! It was made
from the ends of plastic soda bottles.
Th red striped this is the tree cord
you can't see the plug but there was
one! The word is "GIVE" but the I
was laying down and hard to capture.
It reminds me of a "Light Brite"
This artist depicted a snowy scene
with some of the buildings we see
downtown. The building with
"PRESIDENT" on it (above) is
a famous hotel here. It has been
renovated to it's former glory.
Several famous entertainers
used to play in the Drum Room
restaurant back in the day.
Above we have another famous
building-"The Western Auto"
building. Again, back in the day
when downtown was a bustling
place to be you could find
customers getting their auto
needs taken care of there. It
went to rack and ruin too but
now has been renovated into
The above picture and the next
three are life size cutouts of
the weeknight anchors, sports
guy and our weather guy.
NBC Action News helps sponsor
this contest. This is a very
talented artist. I could of
stood there for awhile just
looking at all the details of
the faces, clothes, snowballs
etc. I think this was my fave
set of windows!
More life size people-these were
shoppers in the snow. This was
around the corner from the news
This concludes your tour of
"Holiday Windows on Main
Street." Hope you enjoyed
the chilly brisk walk, now
let's get warm!
***Ken and I would like to wish
May it be full of joy, happiness, love,
good times, peace and prosperity.
It has been another full year for us
and we are looking forward to seeing
what the new year brings to us.
Happy New Year! 2012
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh, My Goodness!!!

This evening's sunset!
What more can I say? Awesome!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, December 26, 2011

March of the Penguins and Friends

Last Thursday evening Ken and I drove to a house that have known about for two years but never got to last year. This family has a Penguin display as the above sign says. Now, I am not talking about one or two of the large inflatables BUT the WHOLE yard is covered with Penguins and friends. All donations given are donated to the Leukemia Society in memory of his Mother. We had a blast walking through the displays in the front and side yards even if it was COLD. But that is the best time to look at penguins don't you think?? He even had a screen set up that was playing "Happy Feet" on it. You will see it in one of the pictures. We hope you enjoy the tour.
See the screen next to Santa
who is flying above the driveway!
Santa was the last piece of
the display! Where do they
keep all of these during the
year??? Curious minds want
to know.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our Wish to You

Mr. Ken and I would like to wish
EVERYONE a Merry Holiday season.
We wish for you love, laughter and
peace this season.
Enjoy your time with family, friends
and anyone else who happens by.
I'll be back soon with several post
holiday posts on our adventures
this weekend.
BOXING DAY my friends!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Merry Little Tree

This year I went with a theme for the tree. "Candy Land." I had a bunch of different "candy" ornaments from past years, so I didn't have to buy much for the tree this year. We used the tinsel tree again this year. A night view. A tippy top view of the bow and garland that I wrapped around the ribbon. A bottom view--I used the box and the game board then put the tree on top.
Different views of the tree.
Pretty ornaments with frosty
icicles, lollipops, more
ornaments, candy canes and
frosty balls, snowmen and
another pretty ornament with
a snowflake on it.
A fun theme indeed!!
***Tomorrow is the First
Day of Winter*** Whoo Hoo!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fun For All

Yesterday my students made "Reindeer
Food." this a quick and easy activity
for young and old alike. Kids love
the concept.
I checked on the net for a printable
copy of the "recipe" and gift tags.
Here is the recipe.
Magic Reindeer Food
In a snack size zipper bag, mix:
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red and/or green sugar
Zip up the bag tightly and mix
together. Add a gift tag with
directions on sprinkling on
your lawn.
**We skipped the sugar and used
just the oatmeal and the sprinkles.
I found the recipe and tags on:
This would be fun for your kids,
grands, nieces, nephews, scouts,
and church groups.
If you can't locate the recipe and
tags, let me know.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Fun Read

I was watching the World
News the other night and
heard a spot on this book.
After listening, I Googled
it to find out more.
It is written by Colleen
Christian Burke--she
received a personal
invitation from First Lady
Laura Bush to help decorate
the White House of Christmas
of 2008.
She writes of the traditions that
each First Lady decided on during
their time in the White House.
It begins with the Kennedy's and
continues through the Obama's
I have read the first chapter and
now I am moving on to the
Johnson's term.
This would be a great book for
someone who has an interest in
the White House, the First Ladies,
history and traditions. Each chapter
ends with a special treat for the reader.
I purchased this for myself for
Christmas and I am really enjoying it!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Fun

A holiday/ Christmas Q & A
From Better Homes and Gardens
Magazine: (Facebook Fans)
What holiday treat do you look
forward to the most?
Christmas Cookies---67%
Homemade Candy---15%
Hot Chocolate---11%
Time with Family---7%
What do you look
forward to?
I look forward to time
with Ken and we enjoy
going to look at all the
pretty lights.
When does your family
open holiday gifts:
Christmas Morning---78%
Christmas Eve---21%
Right Away---1%
When does your family open
Ken and I open ours
on Christmas morning.
I have two of my own ???'s
Do you exchange gifts with
the WHOLE family?
We do not--too many ages etc.
Do you send Christmas Cards?
Yes, I enjoy sending them and
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oh Joy !!!!

The season's FIRST SNOW!
According to the weatherman
this was supposed to be "flurries."
It didn't amount to any accuulation
but it sure made a mess getting to work
this morning. The first snow sure does
throw drivers for a loop. :) We may get a
little more later in the week.
***Thanks to all for the sweet wishes
for our anniversary.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!!!

It is that time of year again! What time do you ask? The time for these two kids to celebrate their wedding anniversary! This is number 12! Yea!!!!!! This is where we had dinner last night. A very authentic Italian restaurant, owned and operated by Jasper Mirable. We had a chance to speak to him as were leaving! He is like a local celebrity here in the Kansas City area. For dinner I had Chicken Parm. with pene pasta. Ken had Italian sausage with pene pasta. Our meals began with a most delish salad and bread! No pics of our meals because the photographer was too busy eating and enjoying. :) This folks is "the dessert cart." Five levels of the most devine delish desserts one can imagine! Drooling can occur when this comes flying by!
I'd like to introduce you to
THE most DELISH piece
of Strawberry cake EVER
tasted by these lips. Oh,
my goodness! (We split this)
Ken and I had a very enjoyable
celebration dinner and can't
wait for another reason to go
Today is the actual day for our
anniversary and we had fun
running around and spending
the day together. We are ready
for 12 MORE!
~Keep on Dreaming~

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