Our family of four didn't spend Christmas in Nebraska this year, so Jenna, Kelsey and I weren't able to follow through on our plan to search out beautifully decorated homes and reward the owners with small treats, ribbons, or notes (next year!). Tom, Will, Hallie, and I spent an evening admiring the lights in College Station, however; we even wore our pajamas and ate cookies on our drive, all Polar Express-like.
It seemed, at least in the neighborhoods we meandered through, that nearly every College Station homeowner read our guidelines prior to hanging their Christmas lights. Beautifully and elaborately decorated homes were the norm, not the exception.
I'm pretty sure that after our 2011 Christmas light excursion I promised myself I'd learn how to take better pictures of Christmas lights before the end of 2012. I did not follow through on this promise, so please accept my apologies for the poor quality of these photos.
|Hallie could have spent the entire evening watching these|
mechanical elves stuff stockings and assemble and wrap toys.
|This display isn't particularly impressive, but for some reason I've |
become kind of attached to the "Merry Christmas, Y'all" saying.
|We couldn't get as close to this one house to its placement on the street and|
neighborhood traffic, but it too was impressive. They used only white,
red, and green lights and in person the lawn looked wonderful.
|I especially loved this two-story Christmas tree.|