We were the first house on our street to put up our Christmas lights, and it being our first year and all, we were quite proud of ourselves.
Of course, it was a family affair, with the animals out and about, “helping” in their usual way. Yoshi made a horrible scene, proclaiming loudly to the whole neighborhood that he resented being tied to the car. We finally threw him in the backyard, from where he made pitiful pleas to be allowed to return. Mango pranced around and teased him, playing in the neighbor’s front yard just to prove that she could. And Izzy gave us the death stare for generally disrupting her afternoon plans of sitting on the front stoop. Bah, humbug!
Anyways, the lights turned out great! Although, we did have a bit of a mishap with the garland above the garage. We had originally hung it in 4 loops, but after the whole thing got knocked down by the wind, we finally settled for the smiley face look, reminiscent of the American Express commercial.
Do you see it?