To tree or not to tree? That was the discussion. We did take a small one; one that was growing close to another and needed to be thinned anyway.
We used the “Grinch tree” decorations from the play, made a few origami cranes and then began the search for a tree topper. Nothing to purchase at the store, so we had to improvise. Thanks to Hans C and the Langes for their contribution.
We had a nice dinner last night.
Menu: pork chops with onions and cranberries, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, real lettuce with cucumber…
Dessert: Butterscotch Lush (Note ice candles; eat your heart out Martha Stewart)
This was our first Christmas without the kids; talking with them on the phone was nice, but not the same. After spending many Christmases away from our families in the Midwest, maybe it was poetic justice.
After dinner we opened presents. You know you’re in Alaska when you get a gift wrapped in black plastic and duct tape…
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Know that we miss you and are thinking of you on this day.