Yes, we did it! November 7, 2008 we became the first family in our neighborhood to put up our Christmas lights. Cross that one off of my list of life long accomplishments. I try to keep the bar pretty low.
Now why on earth would I put my Christmas lights up so early you may be asking yourself. First, I like to refer to them as winter lights so let's not be exclusive here. Second, have you ever put winter lights up at the end of November? It's not only a time consuming experience, but it's dang cold and quite miserable. By planning a few weeks ahead I can avoid the wrath of Jack Frost. Finally, it seems as soon as you put them up it's time to take them down. At least this way I can enjoy them just a little bit longer.
For those of you reading this blog post that put up lights around the holiday season just admit it you're jealous. And now you're thinking to yourself, maybe I too should put my lights up sooner rather than later. That's right, give in to the temptation. The season is upon us.