Friday, December 12, 2008

We're faking it this year

After 33 years of picking the perfect fresh Christmas tree, we broke down and bought an artificial tree. This, inspite of the fact, that on every street corner in New York there are Christmas tree vendors. We just weren't sure a fresh tree would live more than seven or eight minutes under the hot air vent in the living room.
We don't have that smell of fresh pine, but I think the tree looks pretty authentic.
Our next challenge will be to find a place to store this beauty. Perhaps in our rooftop garden?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The not so impossible dream

I have dreamed of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in person most of my life and this year, Paul made that dream come true. He secured VIP passes for us and we watched the parade from start to finish. The Spongebob balloon was a little bit scary, but I knew Mere would like this photo. Pat and Mer and Kendall, Berkeley and Emery were able to join us for Thanksgiving week and helped make our first Thanksgiving in New York extra special.