Tuesday, December 8, 2009

25 Days of Christmas.....Lights!





I love the lights of Christmas!
When we were kids, my mom and dad always took us riding around to see the houses all decked out for the holidays. My mom loved riding down Monument Avenue. At the time, those were the "rich folks" homes. And they were all decorated with white candles and greenery. As kids, we thought those were pretty boring......we wanted to see the tacky lights. But my mom loved seeing those homes and as I remember that, it just makes me smile.
So when Johnny and I had children, we continued the tradition and always took the kids riding around to see lights....and listen to all of their ohhhss and ahhhhs! Now they are all grown but Johnny and I still ride around. We plan on going out sometimes in the next few nights to see the lights.

later.....

4 comments:

Mallory said...

"lights" is one of my topics i'll be doing too! ha. just not tonight's though. and the tacky lights are always the more fun ones to see. i love looking at them too.
luckily, there's a house between mine and matt's house that has tacky lights, and they have it set up to corresponding music on a radio station given on a banner by their driveway. i'm glad i get to pass it quite often ;)

Mallory said...

"lights" is one of my topics i'll be doing too! ha. just not tonight's though. and the tacky lights are always the more fun ones to see. i love looking at them too.
luckily, there's a house between mine and matt's house that has tacky lights, and they have it set up to corresponding music on a radio station given on a banner by their driveway. i'm glad i get to pass it quite often ;)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Yeh! So do we! We also get cornier because we sing Christmas carols along with the radio as we drive. Our Jonnie used to tell us we needed to be committed!

Calming Scents said...

very nice photos. I cant get enough of the soft lights of the holidays either.