Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22nd - 'Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas....

Per tells the story about Adam and Eve..... and Dave - well he sort of believes in Santa ..

Dave and Jim .. not sure if they believed it!

Girls just wanna have fun - or what?

More girls wanna have fun ...

Santa Claus and Sarah Christmas....

Jim and Anita - lots of fun and lots of love!

Is this a super bar or what?

yeah - superduper! (Oh Caroline...)

This happens when the Piano Guy has an alarmsystem in his tips-jar....

Monday, December 20, 2010

December 21th - Slim Santa....

You better have fun  - live, enjoy! So much food and drinks - so little time! Ho ho ho!

December 20th - christmas cards, what a great way to tell people you remember them!

Christmascards from family and friends in Norway and USA 
- (see the one in the front? That is our local soccer/hockey/football/handball teams' logo,
makes a great christmas-card!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16th - Rest in peace, Bob!

December 13th we lost a very good friend, Bob (Robert) Seneca. 

We met Bob and Diane in the bar at Daniel's. So many hours together! Many stories told, .. good times! The best was when Bob told us that he had swedish ancestors! How cool is that!

We will miss you Bob!

Part of his obituary :

Robert Seneca of Rotonda West, formerly of Largo, FL and Lyons, IL died Dec. 13, 2010.
Former Fire Commissioner, Bob Seneca, is survived by his wife Diane, married for 27 years and together for 35 years. He is also survived by his daughter,  and 11 grandchildren.
(as a good genealogist on the Internet, no details on the living relatives)

Rest in peace Bob!

We will try to be there as much as we can for Diane!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 15th - A night with the Three Irish Tenors!

On the stage with the three handsome tenors from Ireland, was also the fantastic violinist Tara Novak and one of Irelands leading sopranos, Jacqueline Whelan. What a show!

Thank you Verna and Gene for taking us there!

To get in the christmas-spirit: Listen to the three Irish Tenors!

Not so christmassy, but beautiful - The Amazing Grace

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 12th - 14 ft tall .. (not me - I am 5 ft and something)

And way up there ... 
What a beautiful christmas tree!
La Stanza on Dearborn! Great food and the most handsome bartenders! (Keith and Bill :) And the invisible chef Chris! Miss your London Broil !!!!  Luv ya!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 10th - Corked. (or: Rudolph the red nosed...

This little guy - made from wine corks... I can relate to that! Thank you Sue  - as you can see, he's sort of close to the top!

This solves the mystery right? Why the red nose Rudolph? Red red wine....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 9th - boats, lights and Toys for Tots!

Toys for Tots! From all the guests in the restaurant.

Leverock's this AM, beautiful poinsettas!
Rich Santa - on his private yatch..

Beautiful Palm Island marina.

Party for the boaters

Santa in his kayak...

 Santa Claus'  cousins... the mermaids.... Santa Monica and Santa Barbara

only christmas

captain Claus

You better watch out...
Beautiful Joanne, red red head....
Per and Dave

Sharon and I...

no comment..

You want a kiss from an angel? They gave away Hersey Kisses)

Ms Pirate and Per..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 8th - Travelling Nisse...

This mr. Nissen has been out travelling - first twice on his own - back and forth across "the pond" all by himself with the international mailing-system, then back to the US in my suitcase. Now he lives in this nice and warm Florida weather (bah). We had to take in the poinsettas tonight, since they actually expects temperatures down around the freezing point tonight!

December 7th - Lemon Creek Preserve!

Tuesday mornning, cold but nice, and we walked through the woods to meet at the old parking-lot on Wildflower Golf Course. 

Nice weather!

Opening up trails and paths

Brazilian Pepper - go away!

Can you see the palmtree in there?

Free palmtree!

Yeah! Finally  the rest has to be removed by saw.

This palmtree is mine! mine mine mine!

Actually I remember there were lots of beautiful palmtrees and other trees out there on the golfcourse.

Green pond ... We did see some birds over at the other side.

Behind Fiddler's Green and I did not even know this pond existed!