First off, allow me to express my thanks for all your kind and thoughtful comments concerning the Rudolph Jack in the Box!!! You are such an encouraging group. Brenna teaches us every single day the meaning of joy and simplicity. Some days more than just that, maybe even some boundary setting and stubbornness thrown in. But for the most part, joy is a big deal around here! I am waiting to hear what my Aunt says about another Rudolph for Brenna. Seems her son-in-law is a manager for Lowe's and "if anyone can find Rudolph, he can!" We did try some other boxes at a smaller, local toy store in our area. I tell you what. They just don't make them like they used to. The metal is very thin and the figurines either didn't pop up when the lid opened, or the lid never opened. OR, Brenna couldn't get the silly thing stuffed back into the box. Who knew a Jack In The Box could cause so much commotion??
Do you all put up Christmas lights on the outside of your house? My sister told me her neighbor has a reindeer with a swinging head on their roof. Just in line with her bedroom window. ACK!!
One house in our neighborhood has switched to all blue lights. Kinda frosty!
My husband keeps up our tradition of lining our house with lights and then adds a little bit extra...
It used to be a tradition on our cul-de-sac to have a line of lights across the street from house to house. At one point, we had five strands going across the street, 10 houses involved. Families have since moved and the neighborhood has changed, but guess who still has their strand of lights and is still brave enough to hang them each year?
We call him Santa Doug around the neighborhood when this happens. Sometimes he wears a santa hat while stringing the lights.
This year, our neighbor, Dirk was kind enough to volunteer to help. It gets very scientific with all the steel cable and extension cords and pool poles and all...
Actually the pole comes in handy to take off the extra weight for Doug as he pulls the cord to our house and fastens it to the sidewall.
It also comes in handy if a car is too tall for us to let through the easy way.
I'll have to ask my other sister how to take pictures of the lights at night. It's quite pretty..
Especially since it's been so clear out here. Oh, and HOT. It was 85 degrees today!!!! What is that?
Hope you are all having a peaceful holiday time!