Christmas lights.

Christmas lights make my heart smile -- they always have! Ever since I was a little girl I would always burst with excitement when my parents said that we were going to go look at Christmas lights or that it was time to decorate the tree. The beauty behind each decorated yard, tree, or house tells a story. & every year your own Christmas tree tells a story & looks a little different from the last year -- whether it has colored lights instead of white lights or even if you added a few new Christmas ornaments to the bunch.

Nick & I finally got around to decorating our Christmas tree this past Monday night! I mean I have been wanting to do it for weeks now, ever since we got our Christmas tree during that first week in December  -- but to a man sometimes decorating a Christmas tree is not as important. ha I remember our Christmas together Nick wanted to put the lights on the tree & well I kinda gave him one chance & he blew it. He wanted to just place the Christmas lights on the tree & in my book that don't fly one bit -- because putting lights on a tree is an art form & well not everyone masters that artform such as my Nicholas. So this year it was this little lady who did all the light placing & we decorated the tree with red, green, and silver balls + a few ornaments from last year. & I surprised him with a new Hallmark ornament like I did last year :]

Also -- I love all those pretty picture that you see on Pinterest where people wrap themselves in lights. ha Well I attempted that while I was bored at home waiting for Nick to get home to decorate. No judging now!!!

I also attempted to create my own Bokeh -- I think I finally got hang of it!

-- this is what the floor looked like when Nick got home. he probably thought I was a crazy person. haha

-- the masterpiece :] how B-E-A-UTIFUL!

-- i took a picture & not sure why this happened but i thought it was cool looking!

-- the ornaments.

-- & the new addition Alex Ovechin Hallmark Ornament that I surprised Nick with this year ;]

do you love decorating your tree each year? what color lights do you use? any special ornaments you use?