My Dad's apartment is in the Eastlake neighborhood and he has nice views from his porch of Lake Union, the Olympic mountains, the Space Needle (which isn't hard to see from anywhere in that city) and a bunch of other stuff.
This was my dad's tree. I thought it was real at first because I was tricked by a pine scented candle! It was very pretty and sparkly. Seriously, all the presents he wrapped were in glittery paper. The whole scene was pretty damn magical. Oh, also there was a white porcelain nativity scene under the tree and I can't even tell you how many times I knocked over on of the wise men. I think it was a Christmas miracle that it made it through unbroken.
Oh and speaking of magical things....
Let me just start off by saying that I think we all knew from the moment we opened the kit/ when Megan tried to mix the water and shortening together/ we had to use a Grey Goose bottle as a rolling pin/ whatever else we did wrong that we would not be eating any part of the ginger bread house. So yes, we did use one of those candle lighters to melt the chimney pieces to stick them to the house and yes, we did shingle it with Sun Chips and yes, that is, in fact a potato skin walkway. My dad seemed less than impressed but Chris and I were feeling like we were pretty damn clever.
Annnddddd one more pic!
Mikey! Chris and Megan's pooch. He's one cute lil fella!
So all in all, it was a good Christmas. I got a zillion craft supplies some funny new dishes and makeup and Adam got a bunch of cool stuff and a robot!