It looks a lot like Christmas around here.
First thing we do as far as Christmas decorating is we put up our Christmas Tree. We use to have the tradition of going to a near-by farm and cutting our tree. We would bundle up, drive over to the farm, walk for miles and in search of the perfect tree. Some places even had chocolate and hay rides. Once we found the perfect tree, we cut it down and carried it to the pay station. After it was shaken and wrapped, then some years we tied it to the top of our car and other years actually put the tree in our mini-van … this was a site … the top of the tree right between the middle of the driver and passenger seats.
About 5 years ago we opted-out of the fresh cut tree and purchased a large fake tree with about 700 lights. This saves so much time with getting it all set up. I can remember the worse part of decorating a real tree was getting all those lights wrapped around the tree and then unwrapping them when it was time to put it away. I do miss the smell of fresh pine though.
Here is this years tree: Decorate Christmas Tree (check)
Outdoor Christmas light (check) I will update with a picture later.
Boy these were a chore this year. I got started, lined them up, climbed the ladder and started clipping them to the gutter. A bulb looked loose, I tighten it and “BANG” it busted and shot out at me. Then all the lights went out. I flew down the ladder, ripped them down from the gutter, took a deep breath and stomped in the house. It was an hour before I attempted them again. I decided, I guess I better check all the lights before trying this again. Half my lights I threw away this year, mind you they all worked last year. How did all my stands end up with only half the length working? Hmmm mind boggling. Rick and I took what was left, we lined the garage and the entrance and front of the house. I’m so cold, I can not feel my fingertips … good enough… let’s go in and get a drink! Sound familiar? How was your light hanging experience? Do you have a real or fake tree? Do you have a color scheme?