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CHRISTMAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Merry Christmas from my daughter and son-in-law in Switzerland. Yes! I was invited but was afraid of getting stuck in a snowstorm (or worse airports) in between TX and where they live. As you can see there is no snow in Switzerland. They are hiking and I saw it all (or most of it) on FaceTime. Sometimes, you have to accept the next best thing! 

Here in Flower Mound at 6:30 a.m. it is 38 degrees; winds 13 mph. Quite a significant drop in temperatures after the rain yesterday when I didn't need a coat or jacket. It is mostly clear but residents are advised to use sun protection!  I've seen the Christmas Villages from around the world that are meticulously crafted for purchase from the Christmas Shop "Good For All Seasons" in Grapevine, TX. There were people in the shop wearing boots, but not winter snow boots! I must be a rebel - I was wearing my sketchers. 

The Veterinary Clinic is a good reminder to take care of pets during winter months. Here in Flower Mound the weather can get nippy and I'm always amazed when it is 40 to 50 degrees and residential neighborhood pets are wearing protective winter pet clothing and booties. 

In this Christmas scene, it reminds me of my childhood outside of Texas. There were lots of different churches, snow covered trees, Christmas wreaths for sale, and Santa Claus shouting Ho! Ho! Ho! Despite the weather, there was JOY!!!

This scene reminds me of the fun I had when my son played Hockey. Because of his ambidextrous skills, he was an outstanding player. When we lived in a house in Northern, Illinois, where there was Forest Preserve that backed up to our property. One of the trails led to an old barn and a pond where we spent many hours on a Christmas Day with our hot chocolate and ice skates having family fun with the neighborhood kids ice skating together. 

Several years ago my daughter and son-in-law shared life experiences they have in Switzerland with me. We went to a Bavarian Coffee Shop during the Christmas season where we sipped delicious hot coffee and sampled their bakery goods. It was delicious! I should have gone to Switzerland in 2023!

"No worries mom," my daughter says to me. Let's plan a trip for next year! A mother should always listen to her daughter. My son is still sleeping where he lives outside of Texas. We'll connect later today. May you all have a very Happy Day and enjoy. From around the world, let there there be peace on earth and good will to all!

Patricia 2023

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PATRICIA FEAGER, REALTOR®
DFW FINE PROPERTIES
3575 LONE STAR CIRCLE SUITE 315
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76177

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MBA (University of Dallas)
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Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)

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CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

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Comments(43)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that your daughter lives a good life and I know that you are such a proud Mother!  I hope that your Christmas was all that you wanted it to be!

Dec 26, 2023 05:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I love that she FaceTimes you, Patricia! Looks like they are never short of a glorious view - snow or not! Your daughter is perfectly beautiful. 

Dec 26, 2023 06:50 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - Wherever there are mountains, snow is likely. I learned that from a Ranger in NH when I went mountain hiking by myself. A Ranger caught up with me and told me the dangers of solo mountain climbing and changes in weather than can happen quicker than we think. 

It was such a nice mother/daughter; mother-in-law/son-inlaw FaceTime opporutnity for me and them. We really wanted to be together, and we were!

Dec 26, 2023 09:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - Thank you for visiting and your wonderful comment too! Those little lit up villages are so heartwarming - exactly what we need displayed on Christmas Day. 

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and another great New Year!

Dec 26, 2023 09:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - My daughter has always been motivated to live a good life and learn from challenges. She never was a quitter and always dear to my heart. My son is too!

I know you undersstand how important family is. My son and his family and I had a wonderful conversation too! I love them so much!!!

Dec 26, 2023 09:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Awe... thank you for this beautiful comment and especially how beautiful she is. She is always creative and wants me to be a part of her life even though we are almost a day apart by distance. As hearts go, we are strongly connected.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and everyone loved every minute with you. I get the feeling you are never short of labor of love. Our conversation, though quick was so great too!!!

Dec 26, 2023 09:30 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas memories, both past and present.  Your daughter is beautiful and what a handsom son-in-law!  the countryside is gorgeous there.  I bet it's beautiful when it snows!  Next year?! 

Dec 26, 2023 11:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ - Thank you! I am very proud of them too. It is beautiful and so different with architecture, climate, countrysides, culture, and way of life. I hope to visit again in 2024. Fingers crossed!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a great New Year. 

Dec 26, 2023 02:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Patricia,

I love the photo of your daughter and husband in Switzerland. It looks like they got their exercise in while you watched and enjoyed the conversation and beautiful scenery! Glad you were able to have that live connection on Christmas Day!

Dec 26, 2023 02:37 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Patricia for commenting about their love for Switzerland.  Looking forward to hearing of your visit sometime when you share more!  I bet you ARE proud! 

Dec 26, 2023 02:52 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - they are globe trotters who do a lot of good for people throughout the world. I am indeed proud and cherish whatever and however I get time with them. Thank you, so much!

Dec 26, 2023 07:24 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ - I enjoy reading about your family posts too! Thank you for your support over the years and your kindness. 

Happy New Year!

Dec 26, 2023 07:26 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Ah the memories that a Christmas Village can bring forth.  Hopefully next year you can be with your daughter in Switzerland.  Thank you for sharing.

Dec 27, 2023 05:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia:

I hope you had a joyful and wonderful Christmas. I really enjoyed your holiday photos and the ones of your daughter. I, too, hope you get to visit them in Switzerland for real in 2024 - but Facetime is far better than not at all.

Jeff

Dec 27, 2023 11:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Leanne Smith - thank you. I'm hoping I get to visit with them next year. The last time we were together was in 2018 and that was only 48 hours but we spent priceless seconds together. 

May you have good fortune and prosperity in 2024. And of course good health, peace and happiness too. 

Dec 27, 2023 04:31 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - You're right! Facetime gave me a chance to see her big and beautiful smile. I had a great phone conversation with my son, his wife, and their children too. I'll take spending quality time with family anyway i can get it. By the same token, I hope you get to see all your children and their children in 2024. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, good health, happiness, joy, and laughter that sounds like music to your ears. 

Dec 27, 2023 04:36 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Listen to your beautiful daughter and start planning Switzerland 2024!!  You have a lovely family and they love you so go for it!! 

Thanks for sharing green Switzerland and the Christmas from around the world villages. Very nice!!

Happy New Year! Especially your time with Family!!

Dec 27, 2023 11:33 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I am sure you were greatly missed but I am also almost positive that special memories were made.  It looks like it is just gorgeous there.  Hope that you are having a fabulous week!

Dec 28, 2023 12:17 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debra Leisek - You made my day! It was wonderful to see you were here and left that lovely comment. I will listen to my daughter and when I get there, I'll think of you. And I am pleased to know yu enjoyed the Christmas villages too!

I hope you had an amazing Christmas holiday and also I hope you will be celebrating a great 2024!

Happy New Year!!!

Dec 28, 2023 06:27 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Norma J. Elkins - It really is absolutely gorgeous in Switzerland. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. It's great to know you enjoyed it too! I'm very happy so many enjoyed it  too! Wouldn't that be the most wonderful place for RainCamp???

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very special New Year too!

Dec 28, 2023 06:30 PM