Who Needs a Christmas Tree?

The last five days have been filled with dog fun. Since we’re no longer pet owners, we’ve become dig sitters for our daughters.

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Luna’s been lucky enough to be our guest this week while we’ve been decorating for Christmas.

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But who needs a tree or ornaments when you can just put a hat or headband on a boxer?

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And as you can tell, she absolutely loves it!

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Merry Christmas from Luna!

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Can’t wait for Willis’ visit next week.

Storybook Tree

A morning spent working with students at Osceola Middle School resulted in an unexpected surprise. A book lovers’ Christmas tree.

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Mini books used as decorations.

Dozens of ornaments with favorite book characters: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Tigger, Madeline, Paddington, and Peter Rabbit.

IMG_5307.JPGClifford and one of the Wild Things.

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Even a couple of nursery rhyme characters: the Three Men in a Tub and Humpty Dumpty.

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Love the hat used as a tree topper!

IMG_5212.JPGAnd more characters, like Arthur and Curious George, as well as book themed gift bags surrounding the tree.IMG_5310.JPGWhat a trip down memory lane for all of the book lovers who pass through the media center. Thanks, Karen, for sharing this holiday treasure.

A Mount Dora Christmas

The final day of school in 2013 deserved a celebration. What better way to begin the holiday than immersed in over a million Christmas lights decorating Mount Dora?

First, dinner at Lost Parrot, located in the middle of Mount Dora, the outdoor patio seemed like the perfect place for a relaxing meal to kick off the holiday break. Not a bad place for dinner, but overpriced and nothing special. Not a place we’ll visit again.

However, the trip was worthwhile. Great lights.

And window decorations.

Mount Dora offers a number of Christmas events for anyone looking for a special way to celebrate including the Christmas Cannonball Express Train, Christmas Boat Tours and Guided Food Tours. It may be worth another trip to Mount Dora.