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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Lighting Up Thanksgiving -- An Update

Well, it has taken a whole lot longer than Hubs and I originally anticipated, but we've finally managed to bring my Martha Stewart fantasy to life: a beautifully decorated tree in the window, the front door surrounded with a lighted garland with lighted twin trees to either side, and the arbor marking the entry to our home swathed in lights as well.

It took many, many more trips up and down a ladder than I ever thought our knees could handle, but we've done it!
Here, take a peek:


Christmas lights are magical to me. One of our most cherished traditions is driving through a nearby residential community a few nights before Christmas to admire the beautiful light displays at many of the upscale homes. It's always such a treat to drive slowly past house after house adorned with lights of every kind and color outlining eaves and roof lines, encircling tree trunks, and lighting up paths, porches and driveways. It's a glorious, dazzling sight -- something I look forward to all year long.

This year, we'll enjoy a light display right here at home each night as well. Of course, we'll still make our customary drive to view those gorgeous houses with all their gorgeous holiday light displays. We wouldn't miss that for anything.

I'm always sad when the holidays end because it means everything gets packed away and life returns to normal for another 48 weeks. For the first few weeks of January I often find myself thinking the world seems a lot less colorful and interesting. But then little by little, this state of mind gives way to a sense of excitement as I realize the days are starting to lengthen once again, and occasional respites from winter's chill remind me Spring isn't far off. Soon it's Summer, then Fall and finally, another holiday season...and another magical celebration of Light!

Text and image ©2015 Lynn Edwards

3 comments:

  1. Hi, Lynn! I can't believe another several months have gone by and I still haven't contacted you! :( We've been traveling a lot, the latest trip for our new granddaughter in northern Virginia on 11/21. We'll go there again next week to celebrate Christmas with our son, daughter and their families. Another granddaughter is due in February! I love your decorated house, and I feel exactly the same about Christmas. Love it when it's here, sorry to see it end. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope to see you in the New Year! :)

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  2. Hi, Lynn! I can't believe another several months have gone by and I still haven't contacted you! :( We've been traveling a lot, the latest trip for our new granddaughter in northern Virginia on 11/21. We'll go there again next week to celebrate Christmas with our son, daughter and their families. Another granddaughter is due in February! I love your decorated house, and I feel exactly the same about Christmas. Love it when it's here, sorry to see it end. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope to see you in the New Year! :)

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  3. It's great to hear from you, Paula! It sounds like you have had plenty of excitement in your life since I saw you last. (And even more excitement coming up in February!) I'm holding out hope that we'll get together sometime in 2016, as I'd love to see you. The holiday lights may be packed away by then, but the red carpet will be out for you and the coffeepot will be on! Have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

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