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12/2/10

Christmas story...


My parents' house is a winter-wonderland beginning each Thanksgiving...


This foto doesn't show 1/4 of their display.  It's awesome! 
And, Sam becomes quite the celebrity with his fellow 
school-bus-riders.  (Their home is only a tenth of a mile 
from ours.)  The kids love starting those early 
mornings with such a beautiful show.

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Luke is so into Santa this year.

Several times this week, he's placed one of his toys in a 
bag/pillowcase/sock and brought it to me with a jolly 
"Ho!  Ho!  Ho!"  LOVE it.  And, I also love that he and his 
big brother got to open a couple gifts over the weekend...


That's right.  The partying has begun in Georgia!


And, just in case you're wondering...








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30 comments:

Nicolle said...

Your parents' home is gorgeous. I love their decor. I guess I didn't know they were so close to you! That is nice. :)

Boyd is so into Santa too. I love how excited he gets.

love your new header!

blueviolet said...

I got tingly with Christmas spirit from reading this!!! I want to see more pics of your mom and dad's house. That is amazing!

Renegades said...

Wow what pretty decorating. Our weather until yesterday has been icky so hopefully Friday ours will get put up.

Sarah Halstead said...

Gorgeous! I love their decorations! Your boys are as cute as ever. I love your new header.

AJ said...

That is a georgous house...

Love the collage and the new header!

Elizabeth's Photo Blog said...

I love your new header! Your parents have some awesome decorations and your boys are so cute.

Ashley Sisk said...

Love it - your parents' house looks awesome and I think it's cute that Sam wants to be Santa. That's fun.

Sheri said...

Too cute!! And everyone about the house blends! I swear it looks like Santa threw-up on our neighbors house. URGH!

Brooke G. said...

Oh wow - only 23 days left to go!! I love the photos and am impressed that your little guys are so into it - how fun!!! :D

T~T said...

Love the decorations - it's too cold here to decorate right now! We just do up the inside of the house now!

Colleen said...

Ack!! 23 Days! I've only begun my shopping!

Love the pics of the boys playing Christmas. What a fun game!

Your parents house is amazing!

Jessica said...

Your countdown gets me soooo excited for Christmas. Hard believe there is only about 3 weeks until Christmas! And your parents home is gorgeous!! Love it! I complain I don't have enough Christmas decorations...We need some like theirs! :)

Susan said...

What a gorgeous home!!! I love it when houses are all decorated for the season!

Tracey Washington said...

oh my goodness! I LOVE it! I would love to decorate but my husband grumbles at the thought so I usually just get our porch done. How wonderful to walk up to that house on a regular basis!!!
Tracey @ Inspire Me Photography

Buckeroomama said...

Wow!! Your parents' house is so amazing! I remember the couple of times we spent Christmas back in Canada, we would drive down this street where pretty much the entire neighborhood's houses were all done up with lights and decorations on the front yard, pretty much like your parents'. What a treat it was for the kids (and us, too)! :)

Kathleen said...

Your parents' house is gorgeous, your boys are adorable, and...I miss Christmas in Georgia! :(

Heidi said...

Ooooh, the Christmas header is so cute Dina! Love the decorations at the folks' house, they are beautiful. Yep, looks like the party has started in Georgia!

alissa said...

Your parents house look gorgeous Dina! And I bet Sam really is popular with the kids on the bus - how fun! Your countdown calendar just freaked me out a little bit. I know what day it is but seeing 23 days just makes me think of how much there is to do yet!

Ewa said...

wow! I love these Chritmas decorations:)

Jen said...

Aw, what a cute kissy face!

Naomi said...

Wow! Lots of lights...so fun! It's so fun when kids start feeling the Christmas spirit isn't it?! :)

Melissa said...

Holy cow - that light display is beautiful. I'd love to do that but am worried about 2 things. 1) what does the electric bill look like? 2) where do you store it all afterwards?

Merry Christmas!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

LOVE the Christmas lights! They are beautiful and not tacky like some displays you see.
Love your Christmas countdown, too!

Teresa said...

That is a lot of Christmas lights! Lovely pictures.

Zoe said...

Your parents home is amazing! I appreciate people who put so much work into lights and stuff, because I know I never be bothered doing it myself! I love the gift opening photos, nothing better than a child's face upon opening a gift!

Jenny said...

I'm lovin' the holiday spirit! Beautiful!

Run DMT said...

Those lights are beautiful! I still love that Christmas countdown frame. I need to get on that and make them as gifts for others.

Happy Holidays!

Heidi said...

Dina, I love this post. Your parents house is our favorite house in the neighborhood and we just love their Christmas decorations every year. It is fun watching for their decorations every time we pass by.

Seizing My Day said...

The panic is starting to settle in.... lol!! I love Christmas ... but the busy part stresses me out! So I have switched to New Years greetings... and cut gift giving with all others besides our wee family... *relief!* but... decorating... baking... wrapping... all lovely wonderful... parties... friends... church ... lovely again... I love Christmas... wish I could do it all with more ease! ha ha! Your parents display is SPECTACULAR!!! This weekend is our decorating weekend... but it is not that fancy! =) My kids run around with Santa hats and red stockings on their feet from the minute we pull them out... so much for hanging stockings!! ha ha! Sammy is home schoolin with them on right now! lol!

Joni Llanora said...

Hi, a newbie here. That house is awesomely decorated. Christmas cheer is definitely brimming there. Have a great week!