Sunday, December 10, 2006

Merry Christmas from Our Home to Yours

It is still two weeks before Christmas, but the holiday spirit is in full swing at our house. We've been spending the past two weeks shopping, gift-wrapping and exchanging Christmas cards, and I think the boys are beginning to understand the importance of the Christmas holiday. Russell couldn't wait to open all the gifts under the tree (he's already unwrapped his own), and Punky kept muttering "Happy Birthday" as he walked around the tree.

Merry Christmas from the Fabulous Brewster Boys (gifts not included) Posted by Picasa

Russell seems almost giddy as he defies his mother's orders not to touch the Christmas ornaments Posted by Picasa

Punky grabs his favorite Christmas tree ornament while his mother's not looking Posted by Picasa

Our slightly off-center 2006 Christmas tree Posted by Picasa


At 8:02 PM, Blogger Felice Luftschein said...

So how much does a Christmas tree cost in the Bay Area?

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Da Man said...

We paid 70 dollars! Yikes! Can you grow your own in Oregon?

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Felice Luftschein said...

You can just get a permit to cut one on Forest Service land for $5.00.

Or if you have (zoned for farming) land like we do you can grow christmas trees for a tax write off, if you make some money (I think $400) every year doing so.

Trees are very cheap around here, $10-$20 in most parking lots, sold by various charitable groups.

We have a suffering spruce in a pot we keep barely alive all year and bring indoors for a few weeks. So the cost is zero...

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Da Man said...

Now that's more like it. I'm going to ask the spouse if we can get a potted Christmas tree to save money.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Mad Minerva said...

Wow, $70 for a tree??!! To a grad student, that's an absolue FORTUNE!

Still, your Tannenbaum looks quite fabulous!

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Da Man said...

I think it's outrageous, personally. That's why I like the potted tree idea.


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