going all “clark griswold”

Ok, not really. But we did hang lights outside for the first time this year.

It is not unknown that we love Christmas in this house. After listening to Christmas music for over a month, this weekend it officially became socially acceptable to decorate the house. This year jokingly challenged our neighbors to a good old fashioned “Griswold family Christmas light competition”. While it was a joke, we were tempted to hang 250 strands of blue lights all around the house, simply because we know our friends’ feelings on them. Instead we opted for classic white lights, and a few other little touches. Nothing too crazy.

With family festivities all last weekend we had planned on decorating and buying our tree this coming weekend…but leave it to my husband to decide it is a good idea to hang lights outside the house during the first snow of the year. He said if Clark Griswold can do it, he can. I reminded him that he’s not a real person, and it didn’t work out so well for him. He was so excited that he insisted. So, I simply asked him to not fall off the roof, gave him a high five, and told him to have fun. He said he only almost fell off the roof a few times, and even stopped to pose for a picture, thumb aloft.

I can neither confirm nor deny a drum roll in the driveway for the big debut, all of us in our pajamas. Our neighbors may be able to tell you though.

Our debut was a success though. Now if you’ll excuse me, it is time to watch this movie nonstop for the next 25 days.


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