Joshua on December 10th, 2009

This year we got our Christmas tree at Home Depot. Which makes me a little sad because I really enjoy the hours of agonizing over which of a thousand identical trees is the just the right one. Unfortunately the trees in Texas are terrible and Costco wasn’t selling, so we went to the hardware store. […]

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Joshua on December 11th, 2008

As is our new Texas holiday tradition we headed down to Zilker Park for the lighting of the “tree”.  We first enjoyed the enormous yule log fire and then counted down as they turned on the lights.  Once the crowd thinned down underneath the tree we headed inside to do some spinning.  The photos look […]

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Joshua on December 11th, 2007

Friday afternoon we headed out to hunt down our Christmas tree. I knew we were in for something different than what we were used to in Washington. Back home we have a lot of tree farms fairly close by, the trees look just like they do on the Christmas cards (firs mostly, but with lots […]

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Joshua on November 28th, 2007

Amber and I have been debating about getting a natural Christmas tree or getting an artificial one. Originally I think we had both assumed that the artificial one was better for the environment. After all not cutting down a tree is a good thing. Is it? The real issues were 1) cost (not ugly fake […]

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