Today was a celebration of Hanukkah & Christmas… A festival of lights all around.
Normally, we don’t hang lights around our house for Christmas. It has just never worked out for us. My dad used to try to hang them when I was little, but the lights would stop working or something, and it would be pointless. This year, I decided that I was going to put lights up no matter what. I figured, hey, I’m 21 and I can do this! [Here's where you can picture me pumping myself up like a boxer before his match!] So I went out and bought some lights without telling my parents and started putting them up around our front stairs. Figured I’d start with something easy that I could reach… I’m only 5′ tall, so that was definitely going to be my disadvantage in this venture…
Then today, my dad was able to help me put up the lights around the top of the house. By help, I mean he was the one going up and down the ladder while I handed him gutter clips (I swear I offered to do it… he worked all week, I didn’t want to make him do this too! I just needed help carrying the ladder and making sure it didn’t fall over!). So after quite a long time in the freezing cold, and putting up one string of lights backwards and having to redo it, the house looks great now.
My mom and I took my little sisters outside to look at the house once it was dark out, and they loved it… their faces when they saw the lights just made all of the work completely worth it.
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