My kitchen tree is filled with bakery related items- gingerbread people, cupcakes, and various other sweets. I added some realistic looking gumdrop ornaments since I took this picture. Rocket is on the case in the second picture, checking out the gingerbread lady to see if she poses any threat to the family :)
Vintage retro aluminum pompom tree with a color wheel. Talk about a blast from the past! We had one of these back in the 1960's and begged our Dad for a real one instead. The color wheel made it slightly more interesting to look at, but not after the first couple of years. I picked this one up on ebay about 10 years ago and this is the first time I have displayed it. The ornaments are Shiny Brite vintage ones as well. Here's to you Dad, miss the good old days and family Christmases.
Jim has just started work at Google, here he is in his Noogle beanie at training in Mountainview, Ca. We came out here to Washington for his work at Microsoft, and he was there for 14 years. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about MS and will always be very grateful to them for the beautiful life that they have provided for us here. The Bellevue/Redmond Wa. area has to be one of the most fabulous places to live in this great country of ours. Even with all of the rain, I am not sure where I would rather be. Well okay, maybe a beach house on the coast of North or South Carolina...
Here is to Google! Looking forward to our time with you.