Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh Christmas tree...

Home for Christmas... the wrapping, the shopping, the absolute chaos. There's nothing like it. We all have our own traditions. For some of us it's arguing over who gets to open the next present. For my sister it's hiding as many of yours behind your back so that people are forced to sit there for the last half hour with all their attention on you, unwrapping the gifts. If you're me, it's to veto any suggested trip to the mall for any reason possible.

One of our family traditions is to go look at awesomely decorated houses on Christmas Eve. I believe this stems from the both the desire to enjoy the beauty as well as the laziness that keeps us from putting up our own display. This year we went to a street that works together to decorate. Each house has their theme. Perfect photo op, right?

These first ones are at my Aunt Emma's/our family's house. This is the extent of our outside festivities!

At this house they were giving out hot chocolate too. Love that these girls were roasting marshmallows :)

I have a thing for VW bugs.

This was a display built in their garage! Seriously!

Think warm thoughts... think warm thoughts....

Classic Vegas with my brother and my new sister-in-law.

At the end of the cul-de-sac they have Santa's Village. Let's be honest, Vegas is probably where Santa comes to chillax after his big all night run.

Just for the Nelsons :)

The reason for the season.

This was my favorite. I got the Lucy at her stand for my mom (she definitely needs the help), but you have to love the real life Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Can anyone guess this theme?

"Painting the roses red... we're painting the roses red"

I just love Peter Pan.

And in wishing you all a Merry Christmas, one more picture! While we have a shortage of lions and lambs here, we do have some dogs lying down with the cat. Merry Christmas all! And to all a safe holiday.