Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Lights

I LOVE Christmas lights. Each year we take a drive around town and look at all of the Christmas displays. We get some great ones around here! This year, we were the fortunate recipients of a handcrafted Nativity scene. A gentleman from church spent many years crafting this scene out of plywood, starting with Mary, Jesus and Joseph, adding the creche the next year, and then various other Christmas story "characters" a few at a time after that. He was going to put it out in the trash this year because it was getting to the point where it was too much work for him to put it out every year, and his children, I guess, didn't want it. When his wife told me that I said "Oh please don't! We'll take it! We have a very big front yard! We'd love to have it!" So, the Nativity scene came to live at our house. It has added such a special touch to our decorations this year and will be cherished for many years to come. We've already had people stop when they see us outside and ask us where we got it. We just smile and say that it is a one of a kind creation! I don't think Art wants to make another :)

My mom asked if I would post some pics of the outside decorations so here they are. They were taken at night, but that's when it looks it's prettiest I think! But I'll try to get some daytime pictures too because it looks awfully pretty in the daytime!

I hope you all will take the time to drive around and enjoy the pretty lights. Then go home and drink some hot chocolate, and just enjoy this wonderful time of year!


In Light of the Truth... said...

wow, your house looks soo beautiful!! I'm so glad that nativity set didn't get thrown away, it looks great!

Kaysi said...

Wow that looks great! I seriously thought that you were going to say that you were driving around a saw a great house and took pictures of it. I was shocked when you said that it was your house. Wow, you guys did a good job :)