First I plugged in the lights outside. My hubby had already strung them on the house, but I hadn't hooked up any extension cords. I do like the large, multi-colored LED's, but they just aren't bright enough. Next year, we'll definitely have to add something. I'm use to the yard GLOWING with white lights. A neighbor has some awesome, deep blue LED icicle lights. I"m thinking we may go that route. They are very pretty and Doug loves the blue lights. He's been trying to talk me into it for 6 years now and thinks he finally has me broken in. Problem was, I didn't like the inconsistency of regular blue lights, but now with the LED blue lights, they are so much deeper and even in color.
I think this display would make my hubby happy. It does look rather cool...literally!
When we put the tree up last week, Ciara quickly pointed out that the angel might not fit. She was right! After some manipulation and scrunching of the branches, Doug was able to "sit" it on top. Her poor hair is squished into the ceiling. I'll have to think about how to solve this, but our new angle is not going anywhere.
Last, but not least is my 2nd Advent gift. I received a box of gingerbread men cookie mix, with a miniature cookie cutter. I was laughing, because when they said "mini", they mean "mini". I can officially say, I have every size gingerbread cookie cutter possible now. I think I'm going to save it for our sleep over. Might make for a yummy snack!