This being my third Christmas in Laos, I thought it was high time I invested in a tree-sized Christmas tree. Here are the trees from my first two years:
My roommate had a (mayyybe) 2 foot tree that we set on a table.
(love me some I Spy puzzle!)
Travels to Luang Prabang prevented any Christmas decorating.
So I claimed this ginormous beauty as Christmas tree 2010
I took a plant that my landlord put in the house
...wrapped it in garland, used jingle bells for ornaments, put presents underneath...
...and voila! Instant Christmas tree 2011!
That is, in fact the same puzzle that graced the table in 2009. Some traditions are sacred. This puzzle is one of those traditions. Christmas trees, apparently, are not.