Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Christmas Lights

Friday, November 28th, 2008

In the past, I’ve tried several kinds of Christmas lights.  None really looked very good, and they were a real hassle to install.  Every year I had trouble with some of the lights, and they always made droopy lines, not sharp, crisp, evenly spaced lines.

This year Carol wanted me to do a better job with the lights.  She and I called a neighbor who always does really good lights, and we asked him for instructions.  Afterward, we went to the store and bought some different clips for installing the lights.  Carol went to the store the next day and bought the lights we needed.  She and Jacob and I screwed in all of the light bulbs, then Andrew and I climbed on the roof to install the clips and wires. Our lights are alternating white and red colors.  Carol and Nick decorated the trees.

So while I waited for that (disappointing) BYU-Utah football game to start, we all worked on the Christmas lights.  Here are some pictures of the installation process

Nick even put lights on the trees. You can’t see Carol in these pictures because she was running the camera.

And we turned the lights on for Thanksgiving evening!  Now the Christmas season is really beginning.

Easter Eggs

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Here are the easter eggs we did this year.  They’re not as impressive as in previous years, except for one special eyeball egg that Jacob did.  I guess it’s easier for the younger children to get excited about dying eggs, because a few years ago this used to be a very important activity at our house.