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The Crazy Lady Finally Posts the Photos

This is going to quickly become the biggest disappointment in the history of the Internet. I finally have photos of the outdoor lights, but there is so much less put up this year than other years. It has rained essentially every weekend since mid-November and try as I might to convince myself that it's totally safe to play with electricity while standing in a puddle, I just couldn't get myself to go outside. So, no Season's Greetings arch, no garland around the door, no waving Santa in the yard, no deer, no train, to tree for the train to go around, no presents, no outlines around the windows, no two-story green tree running from the roof to the deck, no fighting the strands that stopped working the second they were strung. Probably more annoying, no big tacky inflatable carousel thingy. It died unexpectedly as a result of a giant hole in the bottom. It looks to be repairable, but it has to be not raining for two days in order for the glue to set. So it just lies on the ground, limp and lifeless. Sad really because Alexis loves that thing. She's the one that made me buy it last year on clearance for 75% off. She held a gun to my head she wanted it so badly.

Anyway, I'll shut up now and let you look at lights. Even if they are pretty pitiful this year. But hey, at least you'll have something to look forward to next year.

If you're disappointed, go visit the trees. Rain can't stop a little indoor cheer.

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Reader Comments (18)

I think your christmas lighting is AWESOME! definitely it looked gorgeous in the pics. wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and happy new year!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFarah B

Hey, they aren't pitiful - they're beautiful. I've been thinking I should take pictures of our lights - the ones we actually got put up. Yours look great. Have a good weekend. Kellan

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKellan

I know you are disappointed, but I am in awe and I think it looks fabulous!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Those ARE beautiful! Can't wait to see next year's pictures.

And you're just rubbing it in my face about the rain, aren't you? ;)

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Queen

Woo-hoo! How fun is that?! Just beautiful. I find it incredibly funny that the neighbors did NOTHING! And although it's obviously missing tons of stuff (only because you listed tons of stuff that's missing) I cannot imagine a whole lot more going on there. I think it's a plot just to be sure we're all around next year to hopefully see glimpses of Christmas in All It's Glory.

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

There is more than that, usually?! I don't know how you even managed to get that done. How do your poor neighbors get any sleep with all your light invading their space?

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen

It's absolutely gorgeous!!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMishi the Secret Agent Mama

I love how even the koi got in on the action. I'm sorry you didn't get to do the tacky snow globe. I should so take a pic of my parent's neighbors. They went INSANE with colors on everything. Even the golf cart. Screams WT.

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC

It looks amazing! I can't believe that you think they are pitiful!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

Now, that was cool!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTotallyscrappy

I like your Christmas lights and especially the pond.
Very pretty honey. Amazing how we never see our lives as others do. :-)
Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Your lights are beautiful!!! My husband would love it! He is BIG on lights! Thanks for sharing the pics! Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Cracked

Great lights!
Merry Christmas.

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNan

Your outside lights are wonderful! Loved seeing the pictures.

December 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMuddy

It looks like a gingerbread house! I love it! Less is more!

December 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShellie

It looks like a gingerbread house! I love it! Less is more!

December 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShellie

Gorgeous display. Seriously.
To put it in perspective, imagine if you were confined to a single 6 x 3 balcony to decorate. :-)

I bet your neighbors are jealous and don't even bother to decorate because they'd never be able to compete. Or, they're worried about knocking the power out with two displays like that going!

December 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjayna

wow...if yours are pitiful, please do not come see mine.

they are gorgeous! I love it!

and I'm just taking a guess here, but your electric meter probably spun off a little tornado, didn't it? :)

December 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

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