The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas. My favorite. Since I was a child, it has always been. 

Im sure my mother’s influence plays a part in my liking; it is also her favorite holiday.   Growing up, we had decorations to the fullest right alongside the warm traditions. Being a Christian also plays a big part of my love for Christmas. Knowing Jesus was born on this day brings so much joy! 

I only decorate twice a year- fall & Christmas. And my fall decorations are minimal compared to my Christmas ones. Prior to this year, all of our decorations have pretty much been interior only.  Why? We always wanted to paint and have gutters installed before we moved the show outdoors. Well, as you might recall, we have both of these done now, and I am super excited to announce that we are decorating the exterior this year! 

In addition, we will be decorating earlier than usual. In the past, we have always begun on Black Friday and continued through the weekend. However, we will be gone over Thanksgiving week this year so that is not an option. Instead, we will begin both the inside and outside this weekend coming up. Im guessing it will take me about 3-4 full days to get the inside done, and my hubby 2 for the outside.  I have about 10 tubs or so in the attic of stuff, along with 3 decent sized trees. It takes awhile to sort through them and lay it all out. 

Anyways, my hubby and I went to Lowe’s and did some damage on exterior lights yesterday. We knew beforehand that this would be the case so we werent that surprised. We got the LED ice blue and white icicle lights for the perimeter, matching tube lighting for our columns, and matching netting for our bushes.  We also got a sparkly, oversized LED Frosty for the lawn. I am trying to talk my hubby into getting the tube lighting for our roof too (just running it up to the center peak in 4 lines from each corner of the house). I dont think it will be that hard to convince him since he has been saying he wants to do it anyways. We just figured we would start with this and go back for the rest. 

   
 
Of course with all the lighting came extension cords, clips, timers and such. And I just couldnt pass up the cute santa dog hats for our two little stinkers! 

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20 thoughts on “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  1. Sounds like us! We have spent just shy of 3200.00 this year on just stuff for the yard and lights! We are creeping close to 20,000 lights! Lol did you see the huge blue archway at the slw lowes? I fell in love with it and had to get it! We also have a 14 ft hand made tree out of lights. We even feel for the sound box that plays Christmas tunes for the whole neighborhood and it makes your lights dance to the beat lol. My husband is so Christmas crazy he has a delivery for l.e.d. archways coming from jersey on a semi tomorrow lol. His goal was to make our house the house everyone has to see and I think he’s close lol. Men and their toys right! Lol

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