Saturday, November 26, 2011
We didn't waste any time making the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I've always been one to respect the turkey, but as of 8:00 a.m. on Black Friday, we were off and running to Christmas-ify the house.
The main driver of this activity was the fact that it was 60 degrees outside, and that is basically unheard of for November in these parts. If we had to be outside putting up lights on the house, we wanted to be doing it without frozen fingers. 'Nuf said.
We started with a morning run to a nearby Walmart to get supplies. Since we had never had an exterior to decorate when we lived in the condo, we were lacking a lot of the basics. After we loaded our cart with an ungodly amount of boxes of lights, we were on our way. Once home, we put Nora down for a nap and got working. It was seriously beautiful outside.
After a little more hunting and exploring the different varieties, we found our winners. Coincidentally, they were right next to each other!
After hauling the trees back to the cashier, getting them trimmed and bailed, we loaded them onto our cars and headed back for a few more photos ops.
I love Christmastime.