Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm writing from my room in Lavinia's mansion. As you can see, Bebbers is on the bed and I'm writing thoughts from the antique desk Steviewren bought for Miss Ladyslipper. Without further ado:

The day has finally arrived and Avery and I hopped on the plane in Atlanta. We are on our way to the big celebration hosted by Cynthia over at Muse Swings and Lavinia at Bird Bath Chronicles.


These adventures have turned into something my granddaughter and I look forward to in a big way. We packed for very cold weather and from the time our plane starting soaring northward Avery and I would squeeze each other's hands and just giggle. We knew we were in for fun.

We landed at a remote airport that screamed WWII. I was a little worried at first, but just kept my smile for Avery and off we zoomed in the limo they had waiting for us.


I had heard Lavinia's Snow Mansion was fabulous, but really, I had no idea it would be so huge. No wonder all the bloggy friends from all over the world were invited. There were so many bedrooms and servants it just made one dizzy.


Every where we looked was food. From the minute we walked in the door it was, "Eat,eat,eat!"



I haven't seen this much food since our friend, Willow's party. There was enough food for an army. These girls hold back on nothing. They must have spent thousands on the catering. Surely, they couldn't have made everything themselves.




After our first round Avery wanted to head outside to play in the snow. There was so much to do and they had all the proper snow clothes for any of the guests that weren't dressed properly. I can't wait to get all the pictures back from the snowball fight.




After getting nearly soaked we decided to come back to the mansion for some rest. This is Avery's room. Isn't it perfect for her? I had missed Lavinia for the last couple of weeks. Now I see why she had to get ready for such an extravagant get together. Everything to the last detail was perfect.



I decided after tucking in Baby Girl that I would go exploring. I found this beautiful snowy garden and I was amazed at how serene and peaceful it was in this northern hideaway. No wonder Miss Ladyslipper spends so much time here.

Another great trip and I thank all my bloggy friends for sharing this experience. I can't wait to visit all the participants and get their impressions. Just drop by Muse Swings for the list. Another time for fellowship and getting to know my friends just a little better.
From Nana Trish to Everyone,
Merry Christmas!!!!









28 comments:

God's Girl said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Are you really visiting there?

Debby said...

It's amazing what Lavinia can pull off with a few credit cards that don't belong to her...

Yaya said...

Merry Christmas In Bloggyland!

Shellmo said...

Lavinia is living the life!

Joanne said...

I stopped by from The Christmas in Bloggyland Tour.

Nan said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Great tour, thanks.

Tova Darling said...

Great pictures! :)

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Lavinia did really well with her, uh, 'borrowed' credit cards, huh! I canceled mine fer shure 'just in case' ... :o)

Those are lovely photos Nana Trish! Winter has it's own beauty, doesn't it.

Merry Christmas to y'all too! Maybe we'll get snow this year? :o) ♥ ∞

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Now that was sumptuous and scrumptous! Merry Christmas to you, Nana Trish!

Linda said...

It was alot of fun, wasn't it dear friend? Merry Christmas to you too. smiles

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

Wow! What a wonderful trip you have had, Nana! Your photos are beautiful. I had no idea Lavinia's home was so immense (beautiful, yes, but a mansion)?
I enjoyed your "WWII" airport experience. That must have been "fun".

Come to the Hyggehus for a laugh and some music.

Kat

Maree said...

All I want to know Trish is...when are you going to write the book!

How did you ever get Avery to leave that gorgeous bedroom!!

Loved every bit of it....next time for goodness sake..include a beautiful dance studio or spa for after eating all that food!;-)

steviewren said...

I'm all cold and shivery just looking at the snow mansion. I can't wait to get there. Hope all the best suites aren't already taken!

It's a long way from Texas to the frozen north. I wish this sleigh would hurry. Horsepower may not have been my best choice of transportation today!

Bonnie said...

I dropped in from the Bloggyland Christmas Tour.

angi_b72 said...

Merry Christmas!

MuseSwings said...

You got that room??? I got a fold out table in the Lig=brary. At least it's close to the food. And the drink. Fun post, Trish!!!

Buttercream Cottage said...

Great post.

tara @ kidz said...

Amazing. I love the pic with the sledders and the bridge. Timeless.

Merry Christmas!

Janeen said...

Those pictures are FABULOUS! I love the snow mansion. I could soooo move in and get all cozy inside next to the fireplace! Lurve it! Thanks again for a lovely day! I'm off to visit the others!

On another note, my home computer monitor died last night after the kids played a game on it. It's 8 years old, I got my use out of it. I guess all I want for Christmas is a new computer monitor! So I'll be on remotely until then so not to worry if you don't see me post as often!

MuseSwings said...

I came back to LL's mansion for a bite to eat and a quick nap! It's been a busy day! I've visited almost everyone on the list and had a great time on that sleigh.

Expressions By Devin said...

What a great tour I wish I was there Right now.Just stopping by on the christmas tour.Merry Christmas to you and your fmaily!!

Margaret Ann said...

What delightful pleasures and lavishness...Ah...tis the season for sure...Merry Christmas...Gotta run...I hear my sleighbells a ringing!

Devoted said...

How lovely!!! I might have to 'spruce' up my place a bit for next years tour. That is if Muse allows me to be part of it...after this year's fiasco. Happy CHRISTmas and may God bless!

Pat said...

Hi Trish!

This was fun! You have a wonderful imagination :-) but I bet it wasn't far from the truth as I'm sure Lavinia is an excellent host!

Those tables look like mine during the holidays --eat-- "mangia" as we say in Italian! LOL!

THANKS so much for all your good wishes and congratulations on the birth of my grandson Leo! We are so happy and thankful he is finally here!

Hugs, Pat

Strider said...

That was cool.

Sandy said...

wow, this is great!!! Enjoyed my visit with you.

Judy said...

A wonderful escape...thanks for taking us with you!

freetobeme - Anita said...

What a delightful time you had! Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas to you and Avery!