Wednesday, December 21, 2005


... david and i are not much for house decorating nor holiday decorating. you see, we come from a long line of pack rats of the worst kind - those that have know what it is like to be poor and do without and so they tend to keep things - old sauce jars are rewashed and used again- i can still remember having to use napkins that we might have gotten from burger king when we picked up something to go and we actualy halfed the napkins for use - even when we had company... as we started our own family, we tried our hand at decorating our house and decorating for the holidays. i would say we have been about 60% successful. but a 60% success for a pack rat is a 100% effort. we know we can't keep up with our neighbors for lights and other outdoor effects but for the last 2 years, this snowman and bunny has been decorating our lawn for Christmas (notice the scarf i tore from a fabric swap for the bunny - he is quite the fashionista - last year he was wearing reindeer horns from the pet store).

... but to complete the look, we also have like this mega SPOTLIGHT that shines from across the lawn onto our snowman who is only like a foot tall (maybe 2.5 feet with the stake) and the bunny - all at night. i am sure our neighbors think we are crazy as they have the 9 foot tall blowup snowman or santa or sparkly deer but we rather like our simple decoration. it also doesn't take up much space in the attic so we have more places for the pack rats genes we still have left.


At 12/22/2005 09:09:00 AM, Blogger Gretchen said...

that's such a cute snowman! lol! about the napkins... we don't half them but I guess we're pack rats because we have some sitting on top of our napkin stack right now! rofl!!!

Merry Christmas!

At 12/22/2005 03:02:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

I like it - I'm all about simple!

At 12/23/2005 09:09:00 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Totally understand about the pack rat syndrome. This is me too! Freecycle is becoming my best friend as long as I can part with the item. That is the key!!


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