Monday, December 31, 2012


This evening we went to see Joe's step-mom and her sister and give them their Christmas gifts.  This is the first chance we had to get there.  I wish I had the nerve to take my camera into the house with me and start taking pictures.  There is not one inch of that house that is not decorated for Christmas both inside and out.  I have never seen ANYONE decorate the way that lady does.  But if you knew my mother-in-law you would know that it just would not be possible to photograph the place.

She gave both Joe and me so many nice gifts -- both for Christmas and my birthday.  We know she does not have a lot of money and did not expect it.  We told her not to get us anything, but she didn't listen to us.  We got clothing, candy, food treats, trinkets, books.  My goodness that lady just got everything and she has good taste so it is all really nice.

On the way home Joe and I went to the street we were on last night with all the Christmas lights.  I finally got my good camera to work so I was able to get some pictures.  Some are better than others, but you can see just how this block decorates.  We weren't the only ones taking pictures.  People were driving slowly up and down the street and almost everyone had cameras.

This is just a small portion of the block.  So much more.  Unfortunately, we just could not sit in the middle of the block taking pictures and some of the ones we did take turned out too blurry to show you.  But I think you can get the idea of how great it was.  I hope they do it next year.  I'm going to find a place to park and walk up and down the block getting shots.


  1. Thank you for sharing those photos! The lights are spectacular.
    May you & Joe have a joyful
    New Year!

  2. Hi Kathy!
    Glad you had a nice time at Joe's Stepmom's place.

    The pics. you took of those houses are awesome!! I would love going down that street! So awesome!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Joe!

  3. Sounds like you all had yet another nice Christmas Celebration!

    The lights look great. Every time I try to photograph lights they turn out blurry too. I apparently don't use the right settings or something.


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