Thursday, December 23, 2010

A White House Christmas

This year my parents, the kids and I had the opportunity to go to the White House to see the Christmas decorations. Tony opted to stay at home with Harper because my dad was only able to get 5 tickets and it wasn’t something he was interested in anyways.

I don’t even know where to begin in terms of describing all of the Christmas decorations, but it really was quite amazing. There were trees decorated to perfection in each of the rooms we were permitted to look through, and it was amazing how beautiful each one was.

I took hundreds of photo’s, and as hard as it is, I’m only going to post a few here…or it could take until next Christmas to finish this post!

This was outside the door where we began our tour:


This is the first tree you see. There were tables set up where you could write a letter to a soldier, and the ladies manning the station offered to take our picture. Don’t ask me what I’m doing with my leg…


The hallway:



One of the first rooms we peeked into:


Across the hallway:


The tree with the peacock feathers; I love how they used the gold leaves!




This is the main attraction, or the “official” tree for 2010. Of all the trees we saw, this was my least favorite. It was 19 1/2 feet tall, and impossible to get the entire thing in a photo.


The next one was probably my favorite:




The tour only lasted about 30-45 minutes total, but I really enjoyed it. I have so many more photo’s to share, but this post is already way too long…so, maybe more tomorrow!


Diana Joy said...

Oh I'm so jealous... I so want to go there at Christmas time. Thank you for sharing your pictures and it's great you got yours taken there. HGTV did an hour show about the decorating of the White House. Did you see that? Was fun to watch. The 'main' tree is not my fav either. Merry Christmas

Amanda said...

What an amazing treat to see the White House at Christmas! Lucky you! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos! Merry Christmas!

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