Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

It is definitely that time to start thinking about decorating for Christmas.Like all good innkeepers, Thanksgiving weekend is the time to bring the boxes up from the basement or down from the attic, rearrange the furniture and promise not to put up as much as last year, but that promise is rarely kept.
 For us the best part is going to our local Christmas tree farm, Primrose Hill Farm,which has been in the same family since the 1730's and they are the nicest folks you'll meet.  We take this job of chopping down our Christmas tree very seriously.......1st you get your cart( that they provide) so you can lug back your downed tree and they'll even loan you saws, though we do bring our own and don't forget the heavy-duty  gloves.. As you walk out onto the tree farm, you need to peruse the various types, sizes, check the branches and then make sure you take a whiff of that wonderful smell of Christmas.

We keep to family year I pick ...the next year she picks... it just doesn't matter how old you get..... weren't you raised the same way?! It is a sight for sore eyes to see these city girls chopping away at the tree...... it ain't a pretty sight but we do get the job done and rather quickly I might add.This year we were lucky, the weather was beautiful, mild and sunny, unlike other years when we have tramped through snow, rain and blistering winds.
We have also bowed to the times where "less is more" and we can now decorate the entire B&B in 1day, a real feat for us.So we are sitting down with our cup of tea and hot coca this Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend, our home is decorated, inside and out and now it's on to baking those Christmas cookies by the thousands, the cookie dough is the best part! Christmas is so much fun and we haven't even gotten to the giving of the gifts!!
We wish you a most bountiful holiday season and an exciting and adventuresome New Year!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Come and discover the fabulous photo exhibit at FDR's Presidential Library. You will not be disappointed. It's like looking at any American  family's photo album.........however, in this case it's the Roosevelt family!

"The Roosevelts""THE ROOSEVELTS:
From May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013—while our permanent exhibit galleries are closed for the final stage of the Library’s renovation—the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is presenting the largest photography exhibition ever assembled on the lives and public careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. "The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives," is a new and very different kind of exhibit that takes visitors on an immersive photographic and film journey through the lives and times of the Roosevelts. The exhibition features nearly one thousand images that vividly depict both their public and private lives.
These photographs include famous and familiar images, many reproduced in dramatically large formats. But the exhibit also presents visitors with new visual perspectives on the Roosevelts through large numbers of unique and rarely-seen personal photographs from the unparalleled photographic collections at the Roosevelt Library. Shot by family members, friends, government officials, and other insiders, these images offer fascinating views into the private lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their family and political associates. These include childhood images, candid snapshots of family life and trips, humorous moments, behind-the-scenes views of famous figures, and unusual perspectives on historic meetings and events.
Special audiovisual programs accompany the photographs and include projections of little-known film shot by Roosevelt family and friends that depict their more unscripted moments. The highlight of the exhibit is a multimedia presentation featuring original audio recordings of Eleanor Roosevelt speaking about her family life.
"The Roosevelts" Photos
Purchase a ticket to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s special photography exhibit "The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives" between May 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Tickets dated in this time period will be honored for an additional visit after the Library and Museum opens its new permanent exhibition in late summer 2013. We look forward to seeing you again when the Library brings a new deal to a new generation.