Emrie told my mom recently that I don't like Christmas and she came to this conclusion because for the last couple of years I have not decorated the outside of our home with Christmas lights. Not wanting her to think she has a scrooge for a father, I picked up two boxes of white lights at the Dollar Store and we decorated the shrubs in front of our house. She is now convinced that dad loves Christmas!
And I want to give a shout out to genius who invented the new kind of lights that don't entirely shut down if one stinking bulb goes out:) I have childhood memories of my dad almost losing his religion over those silly lights. Praise God the problem has been remedied.