Monday, December 23, 2013

thinking outside the box

Now that our boys are older
we're able to do more things -
like go in public more without
fear of temper tantrums
and multiple throw-downs.
Life with kids is never dull you know.
This year we decided to take them to see
to help us get in the holiday spirit.
For those of you not familiar with this
treasure trove of fine art and furniture
If you're lucky enough to live in
or visit Houston around the holidays
definitely try to see it while its decorated for Christmas.
It's like stepping back in time
with each room decorated with a theme...
This room is decorated for a Christmas feast
 during the time of Thomas Jefferson
{I think anyway it was Jefferson...
 I was trying to make sure
my five year old
didn't cross the roped off area,
we hadn't eaten dinner yet
and he went nuts when he saw this spread}

The wallpaper was unbelievable in person...

I think the docent said it took two days
to decorate this tree with thousands of lights
and hundreds of ornaments....

Notice the beautiful manger scene...


Another gorgeous tree...

You cant tell but these walls
had the most lovely lacquer finish...

It was a cold and blustery night...

but it was neat to do something different...

like run around in a beautiful garden
 in the dark...
My five year old is so energetic
he's a big blur...

and my twins' favorite part
{besides the free cookies and hot chocolate}
was the bridge you have to cross to get to the house...

Hope you enjoyed this little tour.
It only took me twelve years
of living in Houston to go see it myself.
If you're in town make sure
to go check out Bayou Bend.
Bonus is that its located in River Oaks.
Trust me you've never seen
Christmas decorations like those in River Oaks.
Two days to go...
Hope you're almost done
getting things scratched off your to-do list.

1 comment :

  1. Had to find out who this other Nancy is on comments on blogs I love! Rarely do you see that name, right? Your blog is lovely and so is that bayou mansion! Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to following you in 2014! all the best. xo Nancy


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