I have to begin the tale of our Christmas adventures this year with our backyard neighbor. They are legendary in our neighborhood for going absolutely crazy with their Christmas decorations. Think Clark Griswold in his 80s, and that's Mr. Dalton. But their decorations really helped us get in the Christmas spirit, and Elias LOVED them! They began putting up their back yard decorations on NOVEMBER 8TH, so we were able to enjoy them for a long time too. This was the view from our rear windows (Click to enlarge.):
And they had their full front yard decorations finished by the Monday after Thanksgiving (Click to enlarge.):
So although I wouldn't want to decorate my own house like this, it was really fun having it in our backyard to just open up the blinds and enjoy! Elias still runs to the window and looks for the snowmen and lights. Sorry, bud. Not till next year!