Walking In Our Winter Wonderland

One of the things my husband, Bill and I love to do at Christmas time is go around various neighborhoods and see all the beautiful Christmas lights displayed. Last night we decided to do a walk-about through our neighborhood to see how homes in our area are decorated for Christmas…

Now, I must confess, that I especially love to see homes that also have their front window blinds/curtains open so you can get a little look inside their homes as you are admiring the light display outside… Bill says that is being a “nib-nose”, and calls me the “nib city nibber…” I thought that was a bit harsh until I looked up what a nib-nose means… and found out it just means “an inquisitive person..” Yes, that sounds much better, and I am that… 🙂

Anyway, I put on my cozy ear cover headband that my sister by choice, Holly, made for me, Thank you Holly,


and off we went to walk our neighborhood looking at all the beautiful Christmas decorations… and just look at what we found…





All of these home were so adorable, and displayed the Christmas spirit with flair… but OMG, when we came upon this house, I was blown away… I stopped to take a picture of the front of this house, when a dream come true for a “nib city nibber happened… If you look closely at the front door of this house…it is open…, and just as I was about to snap a picture of the front of the house.., out came one of the ladies that lives there and said “if you like the front… come in and see the house and the backyard… there are even more lights there…! I was thinking to myself “be still my heart…. can this really be true? That a perfect stranger is going to ask us into their home to see their decorations in their house, and their backyard…? What more could a Christmas loving nib-nose ask for at Christmas??? Well she didn’t have to ask me twice… No, I was in that house in a “New York Minute…”, with Bill in tow… 🙂


Oh my… what a beautiful home, and absolutely BEAUTIFULLY decorated for Christmas. Now, of special note… they were actually having a Christmas party inside… , but, the lady of the house was coming to close the front door and saw me taking a picture of their house and invited us in, so we went…

Remember, I’m in my ear cover headband, gloves, and cozy jacket, Bill in his jacket and jeans, and everyone in the house were all dressed up in their Christmas party best… but hey, they invited us in and even asked us to join them in the party! People were standing around eating what smelled like delicious food and looking at us just the tiniest bit strange… but the lady of the house said “look, we even have a full size woman mannequin! Not everyone can say that.” I looked in the corner and yes, a full-sized, beautifully dressed mannequin was laying on a very nice looking lounge chair, in a beautiful red cocktail dress, complete with gloves, hat, and high heel shoes… The lady of the house said she, the mannequin, lives with them and dresses for every occasion they celebrate in their home…

Well I didn’t want to be rude and start taking pictures inside their home… after all we had already been invited in to take a look at the lights out back, and I didn’t want to over step anything…. since I don’t know what the protocol is for one being invited into a stranger’s home at Christmas, while there is a Christmas party going on… So, I just made a mental note to talk about mannequin on my blog post…

After we made nice with the people in the house that were in the process of eating and enjoying the Christmas party they were invited to and we fell into, we followed the lady of the house to the back yard where she introduced us to her wife, and told us they both just retired, she from Hospice Of The Valley, and her wife from UPS, and she invited me to take pictures of the back yard… Well I didn’t want to take up too much more of their time so I snapped as many pictures as I could all the while thinking…. “does Christmas sightseeing get any better than this…? Take a look at their back yard. 🙂



I am sorry to say that I only remember the name of the lady that invited us in.. her name was Jody, I really don’t remember the name of her wife… But as we were leaving their beautiful home, I noticed this Christmas mailbox that opens and shows a Christmas preset inside and closes… how cool is that?


In closing…. I asked my husband, Bill, what he thought of our walk-about Christmas sight-seeing adventure this year and he said “all I can say is you got your Christmas wish to not only see all the Christmas lights displayed but actually got invited in to one of the most beautifully decorated homes… I couldn’t agree more!!!

Share Your Christmas Joy…, you never know who’s Christmas wish you will make come true!!! 🙂 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Stay Tuned!!!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 00:53:49

    How fun! She could tell you two were harmless!! Love the mannequin idea!! xoxo


  2. gotham girl
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 00:55:24

    P.S. Oh…and you’re in good company – the nib city nibbers – love that!


  3. katsbynp
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 02:40:24

    What fun and such a beautifully decorated front and back yard. I can imagine the inside was beautiful as well and complete with a mannequin! Brought a smile to my face and heart. Thank you for sharing.



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