Monday, December 10, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree

The Castros got their first Christmas tree! 

We went to a lot to buy a fresh, table-top-sized tree but it was actually much more expensive than this fake one (welcome to New England) we found at Target. We're thrilled to finally have our own tree. Please notice that we did not have anything to hang the ornaments with so they're hung right on the branches. Very classy, indeed.

Our 2012 ornament is in honor of our first Christmas in New York City.
See 2011 & 2010

One of my favorite memories will be walking home from work through the Rockefeller Center and down 5th Ave before the annoying tourists flooded the city. There are more tourists in NYC in the month of December than the entire summer. It's a mad house! We're still looking forward to going into the city during the next few weeks, but there's nothing like the last week of November in Manhattan. All of the Christmas decorations and markets are up, and you get to stroll through the streets like you have the city all to yourself.  It'll make you want to wrap your arms around this twinkle-lit island and give it a hearty squeeze. 

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