Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Lights

Every year, since the boys were little,
we would set aside one night of the Christmas Season
to drive around town,
and look at all the "Christmas Lights"!!
The hubs and I still go each Christmas Season,
 I always thought we enjoyed it more then the boys did.
So grab a cup of hot coco and a warm blanket
and you can ride along with us!!
Our town has a contest, this house won first place!

This house was on the same street and I liked it better!
 This house won second place,

 it was really beautiful!

 This house was next door and I thought it was lovely as well,
you have to enter the contest to place and
I am assuming they did not enter!

 Such a beautiful home as well, I really liked these colorful light!
This display was in the front of those last two homes... 

a cute couple ice skating, with their little ones. 

 A horse and carriage, I really liked these pretty clear lights.

 This house was extremely festive, do you see Santa in the front window?!

 This house won third place, it was very pretty.

The hubs stayed in the car eating cupcakes,
as I ran around taking pictures.
He was prepared to take off without me, if I got caught!
What in the world is he thinking, my bail money is in the glove box.


Andee said...

So much fun. I love the cupcake eating getaway guy :) I wish more people in my neighborhood decorated so nicely.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely with all these colors and lights.

Greetings, Joop

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

All decorations are beautiful.
I am happy that you showed us.
Great pictures.
I wish you have a nice weekend.

Adrienne said...

I tend to be a white lights gal, but that home in the 6th shot (beautiful with or without lights!) has done something with colorful lights that I think is really, really pretty! And I love the skating family. One of my favorite things is when people wrap lights around the trunk and then the smaller branches of the trees - like the one behind the skaters...never forget where I was the first time I saw a huge tree done that way!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the holiday tour, Debbie. We also used to tour around to see holiday lights when we lived in NJ and I have enjoyed the ones I have seen here around the Plainfield area the past couple of weeks.
Cupcakes and holiday lights are a good combo!
Happy New Year to you both!

Laura. M said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing these beautiful images ... They never stop dreaming ... dream, is to relive :))
Have a good Friday.
a hug.

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. love the cupcake eater shot. :)

i like the use of blue lights. very pretty.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We used to do this very same thing when the kids were little. Santa came while we were done. :) Took them a long time to catch on to what mom was doing when I was always the last one out in the car!

These are all beautiful! I think the last house is my favorite! I love red and white. Chuck and his cupcakes...haha! Cute.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! I don't think I saw anything like those around here. I guess the contest aspect must bring out the lights. Nice pics though. Good thing you didn't get left behind without your bail money.

E.liza"BETH" said...

that is too funny ... before i read your writings under the husband shot - i thought that looks like her husband??? why is he in the car & Debbie is no where to be found??! i get it now. ha. ha!! ( :

i love the ice skaters. so pretty.

Haddock said...

Frankly speaking, I liked all of them. So much effort and it spreads joy.
I like that ... "he was prepared to take off without me, if I got caught!"
Not a perfect crime partner.

Montanagirl said...

You are too funny. Bet he wouldn't really leave you! I enjoyed the Christmas lights tour.

Our photos said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing these beautiful Christmas Lights photos!
Greetings, from Holland

Lisa Gordon said...

We do this too!
What gorgeous decorations you have found here!

Beth said...

The photos are beautiful. Jim and I used to do the same thing each Christmas season. What fun! Hubs looks like he is enjoying the cupcake!

Nancy said...

I don't know... I guess I like simple in the way of holiday lights... I'm old. Lol. Sounds like you all had fun and that's the important thing!

Jackie See said...

Fun!!! Love the lights, and thank you to the homeowners who created all that magic. I admire your ability to take photos of Christmas lights, mine turned out all blurry! Thanks Debbie! Love it!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, sounds like fun riding around looking at all the pretty Christmas lights displays.. The photo of the last house is my favorite..The cupcakes are yummy, I am sure! Have a great evening..and weekend!

Michelle said...

I like this tradition. When I was little, my mom would drive us around on Christmas Even looking at lights. When we arrived home, Santa would have visited. Thanks for great memories.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful! I love driving around looking at Christmas light and did it a few times this year.

rainfield61 said...

My family will spend a few hours walking in the night town before the display of the fireworks in the new year eve.

Brian King said...

Those folks put some time into those displays...they're beautiful! And not Griswold gaudy! :-) I hope you had a great Christmas!

Unknown said...

Fantastic decoration!!
the home looking beautiful ..

Dianna said...

Someone clearly knows about night-time photography! Beautiful shots; the horse and carriage with the skaters is my favorite!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful! I especially like the decorations around the door in the second photo.

Your hubs would never leave you behind! He'd even save you a cupcake, I bet. :-)

Larry and I went out the Saturday before Christmas looking at lights too.

LeAnn said...

Oh what a lovely activity. I loved all the pictures. It was a great ride and I enjoyed the hot chocolate too.

Kay said...

Wow! These are very impressive light shows. Thank you for sharing these great photos!