I am SO "Clark Grizwald" when it comes to lights.
I think I go to Wal-mart at least 4 times in one week, to go back and buy more lights, as I am setting up the lights at MY house AND at my Mom's!
ZoominPoet, we also like to have out decorations up for a good while. It's so nice. Since we have traveld so much in our lifetime, we have so many things from all over the world. My x-bf says that my Mom's house looks like a Christmas store with so many things out on display throughout the house. lol. We keep our decorations up until the weekedn after the 6th of January, which is when we celebrate 3 Kings Day. I just love the holidays b/c of the time we get to spend with our families!! Its so cool when we have our x-mas party, over 50 people and 5 generations. Its amazing. For me spending christmas in the US (after getting married) was very hard and lonely. All those Wal-mart, Telephone and Hallmark commericals, had me bawling!
ha ha, just the other day, saw a wal-mart one and got all choked up!
I do miss the cold, getting all bundled up and going out, being alll cuddley, the smells... ah, but nothing compares to seeing my little one, running around at 10pm, all dressed up with her cousins and her great grandfather, listening to old Salsa christmas songs, drinking Coquito (PR
eggnog, with coconut and Bacardi) and being with my sister, and parents.
Ok, the tears are coming... ha ha