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Old Saint Nick

Not everyone was feeling it this year



and Santa is still scary

A year has passed since this picture was taken. Adora was clearly frightened by the fat man in red. I was SO hoping things in 2012 would go better.

Instead… this year was worse. In fact it was sheer terror for the near 2-year-old.

Not even a peppermint lollipop could calm her down.

First trip to see Santa

I knew this was gonna happen.
But at least she looks cute.



Crucified Santa Skeleton in Leesburg

Little sis to get married... more on that in a future post!

I love the County Courthouse in Leesburg… such a historic, pretty place. In fact.. it’s where my little sis just shot her engagement pictures.
But this time of year.. it gets ugly around there.

Ugly because it seems Loudoun County can’t make up it’s mind about what to do about Christmas displays on the front lawn. It seems like whatever they do decide to do.. no one is ever happy. Devoted Christians, Atheists , Freed of Speech advocates.. .kids… it seems whatever officials decide no one is ever happy.

Well the big problem this year: bones.

A skeleton Santa nailed to the cross– we’re hearing it’s symbolic of the death of Christmas… the spirit gone.. taken over by materialism. Well a woman had approval to put it up… but an enraged resident was offended and tore it down.

MORE: Raunchy Christmas causes controversy

A heated public hearing followed… and now county leaders are back at the table this morning trying to figure out what to do next.

Watch my story below


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Vineyard Vines hosts pet photo shoot with Santa!

Fashionistas and their pooches visited Santa Clause at Georgetown’s Vineyard Vines for a Fashion for Paws shopping benefit! Human guests received 10% off VV merchandise and were treated holiday cookies and cupcakes. But don’t forget about man’s best friend…dogs were invited too for a pet photo shoot with Santa. Pet photo purchases and 10% of Vineyard Vine revenues from the event were donated to the Washington Humane Society. The new F4P 2011 Super Model Calendars were also available for purchase. Despite the snowy weather, dogs and owners ventured out for a night of shopping  for animals, and took away a photo to remember the night! 


Georgetown 'Jingles' for children in need

The  Four Seasons Hotel Washington bursted with holiday spirit for this year’s ‘Georgetown Jingle.’ The family event, which raises funds for pediatric prgrams at Georgetown University Hospital, showcased holiday displays from 10 interior designers who are known for their creativity and elegant style.  Adult guests enjoyed a silent auction, live raffle, and  gourmet holiday tastings from places like Ris and Peacock Cafe, while the kids made holiday crafts, sipped hot chocolate, and watched movies in the Children’s Workshop room. Guests of all ages were welcomed to Santa’s corner to whisper their holiday wishes. The Jingle‘s ticket sales, sponsorship donations, raffle money and auction proceeds will help children patients have a merry holiday season that is full of hope and love!

By Rachel DeMita, special to OMG 


Tree Time: Decorations picked!

I’m obsessed with Christmas. My favorite music is Christmas music (I’m listening to Josh Groban’s NOEL CD right now!).  With my new condo, new baby on the way and new outlook on life I’m so excited to decorate our family’s real ‘first tree’. I’m going to get a real fir– pickin’ it out this week. Meanwhile, I’ve already started working on my vision. Lotsa silver and gold.. vintage ornaments… old glass… and old paper.What’s your theme this year?


Baby Nephew Scared of Santa

My sister Tricia is visiting from Texas with her babies.. so the grandparents are fat and happy.. no really my father dressed up as Santa.

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