Tuesday, my husband and I finally had the chance to take a day for ourselves. It was much needed "us" time. What did we decide to do with "our" time, you ask? Well, we climbed up a ladder to which we both have a horrible fear of hights and hung our Christmas lights! Yes, very exciting here, people. We keep it fairly simple, but still want a little festive cheer, so we use the icicle lights on our roof and wrap the porch in pre-lit green garland and green topiary pre-lit trees.
If I were a little more courageous I would try to put the lights on our dormer windows, but I really value my life more than that ;)
We also pulled out our tree, and spent about an hour trying to figure out what section of lights plugs into what. After failing miserably, pulled out the goold ol' extension cord and plugged in all the leftover plugs and voila! We had a lit tree. I then pulled out about 1/8th of our usual Christmas decorations and called it a day. I might get around to adding a few more things to the decor, but for now this is as good as it's going to get.
I will share the tree and decorations another day. How's your holiday decorating going? Do you go all out or keep it simple? Do you put lights up outside? I'd love to hear about it!