Union Square November 2012
One of my favorite Christmas trees lives part time at Union Square in San Francisco. I remember this magnificent conifer as a highlight of city visits with my family when I was a child. My husband and I had one of our first dates, during the Christmas season of 1998, in San Francisco with dinner and dancing at the Starlight Room high atop the iconic Sir Francis Drake Hotel. This happy photo below was snapped in front of the glowing Christmas tree at Union Square.
We were feeling ‘very merry’ that evening.
(do you see the tree? If I add more words this looks like a tree skirt…)
Date Night in San Francisco December 1998 with Scott
Our tree this year with the sunset backdrop
At the Christmas Tree lot (aka Lowes) this tree was originally an $80 (10 ft. tree)but the manager insisted it was the ‘Charlie Brown’ tree and wanted to charge only $29.00. “Okay-we always root for the underdog”. Why not?
That deal allowed us to stock up on things like this shimmery little number (you know me).
I usually stick with cream poinsettias but this one called my name this year.
I found this photo from our first Christmas as a family in 2000.Scott’s girls were only 13, 15 and 17. Look how far we’ve come since those early days as a new step-family here.I took a photo of this print with my iPhone so I’m sorry it’s not very clear.
I have boxes of wonderful print photos (pre-digital camera) and they never see the light of day.Have you found an easy way to convert prints in the box to photos on the computer?Scanning takes forever. I would love any tips you have on that!
Holiday photos are often taken with a Christmas tree in the background which makes them so festive. I’m making a mental note to get a few of us with the all three girls in front of the tree this year. Without a little thought on photos the holiday can just speed by in a flurry without capturing the moment on camera.