I know some of my friends think I'm crazy, but we have already started decorating for Christmas! I love Christmas. My Papaw started me in my love for all things Christmas. He always had lots of lights up & a life-size manger in his front yard. I do have a manger scene similar to his to put up in my front yard but will wait a little closer to Thanksgiving to put it out.
Here is our downstairs Christmas tree. The decorations on this tree are more fragile. I decorated it. The stable under the tree was made for me by my brother many years ago.
This is the "window" in the middle of the living room.
(Rockband equipment is not part of the Christmas Decor!)
This is Jessica's Christmas tree. It is in her room & was decorated by her.
This is David's Tree. It is in his room & decorated by him.
Here is Jamie's tree, decorated by her & in her room.
This tree is in the loft upstairs. I put the lights on it, but the kids did rest of the decorating themselves.
Here they are in front of their handiwork.
On Tuesday, we had a very warm day so we put up our outside lights. David convinced me to use my rope lights to outline the playground.
He was a big helper & helped me wrap them around the playground.
The kids also had fun laughing at me as I threw the light strands up over the big cedar tree behind the playground.
It took several tries to get the strands to go all the way across the
top of the tree as my throwing was not very good.
In front, I put lights across my garage & down the porch post. I also zig-zagged a few strands across my bushes. I think I need to get a few more strands for the bushes.
The kids were enjoying being able to run around out front while I took pictures. They keep begging me to turn the lights on at night but Hubby has a rule that before Thanksgiving we only turn them on to test them. But if other houses in neighborhood turn theirs on early, then we can too.
I thought this last picture was really cool. It is of the skinny window right beside my front door.
I have crocheted snowflakes that my Mamaw made hanging on the window.
The light glowing through the paper shade made a very cool effect!