Saturday, December 12, 2015
Great Christmas Tree Tour: Tanya Hanson
Thanks and big holiday hugs and smooches to Cher for letting me spend the day here!
I think I’m like most of you...my Christmas tree is such a huge part of life I think about it all year long. And, uh, I admit to moving decorations around to more optimal positions even after Christmas.
This year, I got nailed with a super-bad cold right after Thanksgiving. (It was not flu, it was not. I got the shot!). Prime decorating time once I’d cleaned up after a weekend-sleepover of kids and grandangels. But this year, being a little off my feet, the feat took more than two days. In between fits of sneezing, coughing, nose-blowing, shopping online, and sleeping. I like to take my time. I treasure the tree, because I get to relive the story of my life.
As newlyweds a zillion years ago (actually 1974), Hubs and I selected red gingham as our Christmas theme. This pretty little bird is one decoration that never flew the coop.
A few years later, our son’s first birthday featured a firefighter theme in honor of his daddy. This little house remains of the little tableau upon the birthday cake that, then, had a real toy fire truck and frosting firemen fighting frosting flames.
That little guy when he was three made this bread-dough candy cane in preschool. Anybody else have still-extant dough ornaments?
These eons later, we now have two darling grandsons, thanks one each to our son and daughter. Each year, Hubs gets a photo ornament of him with the little guys.
Yep, we’re homebodies a lot of the time, but we do like to get around. London happens to be one of my favorite places on earth. In fact, I promised the nine-year old a trip there when he’s eleven. Hmmmm.
And Hawaii happens to be my favorite place on earth! Of course, having our besties (Hubs’ sis and her husband ) move there for work two years ago gets us there a few times each year.
Truth is, it was on a visit to their home that I got the idea for The Christmas Room, my last year’s contribution to The Twelve Brides of Christmas series ((I was Four Calling Birds) which is now part of a three-novella book, available both print and e-book.
You just might like my tale of Rooney Lind, an American cowboy from Lake Tahoe sailing the seas to 1891 Oahu to fulfill his cousin’s deathbed request to find a missing woman. And Martita Akala, who just may be what Ronney’s been looking for his whole life long...
Wishing you and yours Mele Kalikimaka.
Order from amazon:
The Christmas Room
The Brides of Christmas Volume 2