Favorite Core24 Holiday Memories
What’s not to love about red? It’s a happy color that doesn’t go out of style. Sometimes it’s in style more than others, and always at the holidays. My mom found this photo helping me look for something to put in this publication, and it confirmed that even before I knew red would be my favorite color, year round of course, that my parents must have seen it coming. To this day my car is red, as is my favorite down coat (who I affectionately refer to as “Red Riding Hood”), my computer mouse, multiple sweaters, jackets, purses, and obviously, shoes. The only time I’m not fond of seeing red, is when it comes to the bottom line!
As we enter into the last month of the year and winter is about to hit, I cringe at the shorter days. I feel as though I need to hurry to get things done before it turns dark. The sun is so low on the horizon that it’s blinding at times. It gets colder and colder as we inch towards Christmas. I sometimes even count the days until the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. And then as tough it was to trudge through with shorter days, I’m happy with relief that the days begin to get longer on the 22nd. I know that we are headed in the right direction now. As icing on the cake, I’m entranced by the beauty of the first deep snow. It’s so peaceful and calm. A perfect way to enter winter.
The holiday season officially arrives at Envision when Santa crashes the tree
One of my most memorable holidays albeit far from one of my favorites, was the Christmas of 2013. This was also the same year of the summer we bought a 1940’s house in East Dallas and started by renovating the kitchen and living area. By September our renovation was complete and included newly refinished wood flooring throughout the kitchen and living area. All good! Not so fast. By late November we learned that we had a slow leak under our dishwasher that created a domino effect in our recently remodeled area and required that the entire space be pulled back to the studs and re-modeled. For a second time. Over Christmas. With no use of our kitchen, which we realized has a massive effect on everything, my teenage kids were also not feeling the Christmas spirit that year in the Nunan house. This manifested in them being late getting back to the house from their Father’s that afternoon so we could head out to the really nice Christmas dinner we booked at a Dallas restaurant that I warned them to NOT be late for. We could have still made our reservation, truth be told, but I was so fed up we put them in the car and drove to Plan B. I figured if Christmas of 2013 was going to be a bust it was going to be a go big or go home bust so drove up to the restaurant and much to their surprise it was not the “fancy” one.
That year I learned that $13.99 prime rib is pretty damn good.
Another IPS Holiday Party! This year we held our annual Holiday Dinner at Departure in Cherry Creek. We are a very tight knit “family” at IPS and our Secret Santa gifts are always personal…and hilarious! We truly do enjoy spending time together and this photo says it all for me.
Setting goals that even kids will respond to! A wonderful week on Lake Powell – lots of water sports and competition between families ! “Let’s see if we can all get up on skis at the same time – we will use it for our Christmas picture?” OK ! We can do this shouted the kids !! Beginners luck ….. we got up on the first try !
Southern Christmas in the 60’s! Santa was surprised by two sisters who sang Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer while seated on his lap.
This is one of my favorite annual Christmas photo shoots with my older sister and my mom. We always wore the crocheted sweater vests that my grandma made for us each Christmas. We are literally “stylin’ and profilin’” in this photo. Nice work, Mr. Photographer. #Peter Pan Photography Studio #1972