We found a couple good ones and Dad held them up to compare while a lovely sunset colored the sky behind us.
We found the one! Dad and Taylor roped it to the top of the car and we raced the couple of blocks home to get it through the window and into the stand so we could enjoy the festive tree smell with dinner.
Later that week I came over again to put on the lights and view one of our Christmas favorites, Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too.
Dad was whipping up some awesome crab cakes and a vegetable pasta medley, which turned into a test run for Christmas dinner.
The crab cakes were so fresh and delicious, and the pasta was so light and zucchini-filled, that we knew it would be perfect for our Christmas night dinner party.
After dinner I made a delicious decaf K-Cup and added a splash of Bailey's in preparation for that classic 1991 Christmas TV special, Winnie the Pooh. This one isn't quite as well known as Rudolf, or Charlie Brown, but it's a great Christmas story, and quite quotable. We had some troubles finding it on any of the streaming services, and since it wasn't on tv earlier in the season we didn't have it recorded, so we had to resort to a lower quality YouTube recording.
The one we found was a screen within the screen and had some animated, moving background so Mom ended up putting a blanket over that side of the screen so we could focus on our lovable woodland creatures and their hijinks. And as always, we quoted Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, and Gopher for the rest of the Christmas season.
(photos by e.hunt)