I have been neglectful when it comes to posting the experiences and stories of my life. Over the past few months I started a few entries but they never seemed to get off the ground. Which brings me to this point where I realized that a new year is upon me and I had not finished out the 2009 year on my blog. So the point of this post is to share the last few months worth of adventures with a little back story.
One year ago about a week before Christmas 2008 we moved to in my opinion the best and newest apartment that we had ever lived in to date after M and I were married. With the move happening so close to the holidays I did not have time to properly decorate our new home. This was a problem I was going to rectify for the 2009 season.
When it comes to decorating with lights I try and emulate Clark Griswold from the Christmas Vacation movie. My only limiters this year was the amount of lights I could put up and the limited space on my 8 foot by 8 foot patio. I started putting up lights out side over my Thanksgiving break yes before Thanksgiving Christmas lights were going up over at my house. I am pleased that I was able to put up 835 lights on my patio I know what your saying "835 that's nothing". Well to that I would remind you that my story is not done yet there is still more to come. We also this year revived a new Christmas tree from my sister (thank you), and for the first time picked out an entire matching set of ornaments (the non-breakable ones) and a complete set of clear lights specifically for the tree. What is truly amazing is the fact that it took 950 lights to completely cover the tree which we set up in our front room window. So my 2009 total lights count with the tree and outside lights combined is 1775 .
For New Year's eve I spent it taking down 1775 lights and putting away all of our Christmas decorations. With all the decorations down and in there place we can now start seating up the baby stuff before the next semester begins.