The Season has changed from Fall to winter … so of course my sister and bil brought out their creativity and talent once again!
My feeling on Christmas lights is one simply of a gift to your community and your neighbors . While a family can be all cozy and warm inside your home there is not really a way to enjoy them yourself unless you are driving home from your 100th trip the grocery (last minute run for bake goodies).
But, you do have the warm wonderful feeling when you see cars slow and look and linger and you might see some cute smiles.
Beebs and Popz, on the other hand really do enjoy the process. I personally think they need a Crafting intervention, but that’s for another day and topic!
Here’s where I stand in amazement…
All this grandeur and beauty is THEIR creation! None of it is your typical and normal — IN the Box– from Wal Mart kinda stuff.
They spend hours thinking and smiling — “what if??”
Each year starts with an idea and they embellish.
Not only is the yard stunning during the dark… but the DAY is terrific too!
One evening, I was visiting. Of course I always bring my best friend (my camera) and we were out walking around talking. Slowly up drove a van.
This is pretty typical so not much notice was taken by my sister… but then the doors opened and out popped 4 lovely young teenagers.
Of course they were giggling and smiling and walked up to us and said, ” Is this your house?”
“It is!” my sister replied.
“Well, we have a little something for you.” with that a young beauty handed her a small bag of Christmas candy and this note.
They giggled some more and waved and said “Thanks!!!” and hopped back into their car.
We looked at one another with tears in our eyes and she said– “that’s why we do this!”
I love to just stop by and sit in their living room looking out the window watching the cars — often times kids will hop out of the car and Moms and Dads will take pictures of their kids in front of the NEWEST addition…
Personally he is ENTIRELY too scary… but then I don’t do scary cuz I live alone and I don’t like being scared– but AGAIN that’s another topic! (Yes I know I am in deep need of psychiatric care)
The Grinch is new this Christmas and the kids love or hate him. Not much in between! Kids on their way home from school will walk up to him slowly and give him a closer look.
Its all so much fun!
This year they entered a Holiday Contest
Winners get to go to Disneyland — Soooo
If you have a moment stop by the Link below and give them a VOTE!! I would appreciate you beyond hugs and smooches and they… well if they win they might have to stick me in their suitcase and take me too!
To make it EASY — *wink* they are # 16
The below TIP is right off of the entry page…
Voting Tips: let your friends, family, co-workers or anyone else you know to come and vote for your entry. Have a facebook, twitter or other social networking account? Increase your votes by posting your entry number and a link back to this page. This is not cheating
Happiest of Holidays! Isn’t such fun!
Also stop by Beverly’s Pink blog — tons of fun stops around Blogland!
She is celebrating Christmas Music and most of you know I feature a little song each week on my top right side bar to go with the music I love.
Christmas music is what tugs at my heart strings.
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer