Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Chet and I agreed that this weekend's unseasonably warm weather was the perfect opportunity to get our Christmas lights up. Lets begin by saying that Chet is not a fan of Christmas lights. Actually, I think it's more the roof that he's not a fan of, so we made a deal, he didn't have to outline the roof this year just put garland and lights around our windows. Easy enough, however, our windows are surrounded by brick and metal......let the brainstorming begin. (On a side note, these pictures were all taken in one day despite Reese's many wardrobe changes.)

He had lots of good help unraveling all the lights.

Although I was disappointed there wouldn't be lights around the windows, I still let him off the hook when it came to the roof because quite frankly, it was a little embarrassing when last year's lights didn't come down until late May. And the only reason they came down was because it was a very windy day and when we got home half of them had blown off. So, our new thing this year is lights in one of our trees.

Even with good "helpers" it really wasn't the easiest task.

Honestly, it was probably the longest, tedious hour of the afternoon.

Mission accomplished, and we both really like what it added.

The "hard work" continued.

We were able to put lights and garland around the door.....

but it felt like it was lacking, so I jazzed it up with the best Wal Mart had to offer.

I think the little elves are all I really needed to jazz it up.

Since we had lots of lights left to use, we decided to outline the driveway, walkway, and landscaping.

Another task that was a little more tedious than we bargained for, but we are very happy with the outcome.

After I took this picture, Chet added the last strand in front of the landscaping, and we also plan to add a couple more spotlights around the yard, but all in all, we are very happy - our lights are up and there was no roof climbing! We love you, Daddy! Thanks for your hard work!

The weather may not feel like Christmas, but it sure is beginning to look like it around the Buchman household!

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