Saturday, December 31, 2011

Holiday at Who-ville

Happy New Year to all my friends and family.
I hope that this holiday season was extremely joyous for you!
As part of the tradition here, I was fortunate to attend The Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference at the Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
It was wonderful to see and visit many friends and family members
and make many new friends,
listen to fascinating talks and listen to amazing musical entertainment.
One of the major attractions for the holiday season at this resort every year is the Holiday Gingerbread Village on display in the lobby.
This year the pastry chefs were inspired to make a cookie version of Who-ville.
It was outstanding and as seen here, the children found it hard to keep their hands off the various cookies and candies that were within reach for their taking!

The top photograph was taken by my sister and it was hilarious taking her to see the cookie creation for the fist time, as it had been signed by this visitor who thought the cookie crumble should be a guestbook...

......however, she did not notice the autograph until it had been pointed out to her!

This house was so beautiful and big!
It was fascinating to see the train circle not only around this ornate building,
but the entire festive fantasy village!

Santa ready to visit all the children who live in the shoe!

A wonderful house complete with decorated trees!

And of course "The Cat In The Hat"!
If you look closely you can see the hand on the left side of the picture,
it's holding on to yummy candy canes for good girls and boys!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and through out the past year. I hope to have many wonderful adventures in the upcoming year that I can share with you! For more wonderful holiday cheer please visit Beverly for this wonderful holiday Pink Saturday!
Happy New Year!


  1. How amazing it all looks, what a treat you all had.
    The Senior Partner and I once spent a week at this resort back in the 1990's, we had a wonderful time there.
    Thanks for stopping by in Normandy earlier, it has been a pleasure to meet you and take a look around your lovely blog, I've signed up as your newest follower too!
    All the very best for 2012.

  2. what a fantastic scenery, I bet you´ve had fun with it! have a happy and creative new year!

  3. Thank you Gigi for stopping by to see the Dancing Maries at the Paper Nosh blog....I love the "WhoVille" gingerbread house.....adorable !!
    Have a magical 2012 !

  4. Sounds like a wonderful time! New follower.

  5. that is a pretty gingerbread ville :) Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!