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Dec 15, 2011

The Miracle of Lights




My sweetie doesn’t like to mix holidays. That means Halloween doesn’t start until October, November is mostly dedicated to Thanksgiving, and we can’t sing Christmas songs or put up lights until Black Friday. But bright and early Friday morning, the Dog Walker started on his Christmas light display. Remember I told you about his Halloween lights? Well they are nothing compared to what he likes to do for Christmas.
He worked the entire holiday weekend after Thanksgiving, spending at least 10 hours every day (taking a few off for church on Sunday) and then after school every evening for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday he was out there for a while and when he came back in he announced to anyone within earshot, that “The Christmas lights are done!” So, without any further ado, I present for your viewing pleasure, the Miracle of Lights…
(This is the first year we have had a sign, and you would not believe all the drama involved in it. I think he was inspired by our trip to the Festival of Lights on Monday. He got a piece of poster paper and wrote the name is his best cursive, but then I suggested that the paper would get ruined if it snowed, so he covered it with packing tape…completely!

Then he couldn’t figure out how to put it up, so I suggested garden stakes, but the ones we had were too small, so he found a piece of wood and cut his own. Unfortunately, the one in the middle wouldn’t hold it with all the tape because it was too heavy, so he made another stake and put them on both sides.

Sadly, the ground was too hard from the cold weather to pound them in, so the sign sat for a few days waiting for things to warm up and dad to come home and help. They finally got the sign pounded in and he was happy until one of the girls mentioned that it was impossible to read at night. So then he wrapped lights around the sign and down the stakes. Then I, like an idiot, told him you still couldn’t really read the sign. So he took his Christmas lights and carefully poked holes in the sign and stuck them around each word.)

So now our display is complete. Leave him some nice comments, please, he lives for comments…cause it really is a miracle, we are finally finished with the lights (unless some OTHER idiot makes a comment about the sign…)


12 comments:

Dog-Walker said...

I believe in Miracles, like Princess's.

Jennifer said...

Wow!! And I thought my house looked good!

Marci said...

Holy cow! Before I read any of your words I looked through all of the pictures and am SUPER impressed with the sign. I want one like that for my house! Also, just the whole light display is amazing. We have absolutely no Christmas lights (it's only our second Christmas together and last Christmas we lived in an apartment with 0 outdoor space to decorate)and still haven't bought any lights. Maybe next year we'll have some sort of decorations outside!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! It looks spectacular!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!! great job!!

from a Canadian Friend!!

Natalie Ockey said...

Wow! We can't wait to see it. We'll be up next week.

Love,

~R

Sarah from Alabama said...

Looks amazing, Dog Walker! I especially like the Nativity scene.

Also, I just read yesterday's post and wanted to say that I love the idea of everyone having a tree in their room. I might "borrow" that tradition for my own kids one day.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I LOVE the lights! And your sign turned out great! Our lights are very sad looking this year, but I'm glad we did something. :)

prettymeggy said...

i came across to your blog. wow you have interesting stories! i admire you as a mother :)
take care. greetings from italy.
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Nicole said...

I drove by the other day... It looks even better in person! Well done!

MaryAnne said...

What an amazing display! Well done, Dog Walker! I wish you could put up some lights at our house!

Rhonda said...

I love all the lights! I wish our outside lights were up! It looks awesome.

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