Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday Night Lights . . .

Last Friday night Bob & I decided to drive around & look at the Christmas lights in the area.
We were delighted to find this infamous lamp in a window in the subdivision across the street!!


"It's a major award!!"
Bob said he wanted to put one in our front window next year . . .
I don't think so!!!!
I do like the movie, but that's going a little bit overboard don't you think?

We drove through the light display at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow.
There were hundreds of people walking around admiring the thousands of lights. Believe it or not the temperature was 70 degrees!


A few miles from our house we saw this simple yard decoration featuring Charlie Brown & Snoopy.


This mammoth display is right next door to the picture above.



Every year they add more & more . . .
I wonder what their electric bill is for the month of December???

17 comments:

laurie said...

Oh, I love the "major award" lamp! That is just too fun! Maybe you should tell your husband that when he does something that you think is deserving of a major award, you'll let him put one in your window! It would be fun to see what he might do to "earn" this major award! laurie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Carol my Daughter has that Leg Lamp and put it out every Christmas right in her front window..Now her in-laws won this year for the Best decorated home in Fallon, NV..thanks for sharing great pics..hugs and smiles Gloria

The Muse said...

WOW!!!

bennie and patsy said...

Oh go on and let him have it.
Patsy

Chris said...

Oh that lamp is so funny. My grand was going to buy her Dad that one for Christmas and Dana told her, Don't you dare. LOL

Love ya,
Chris

Mary said...

Goodness, I wouldn't want to pay that electric bill either.
Looks like you had a good time riding around looking at all the sights. Remember when dad would take us after church to look at all the lights? We would get car sick! Ha
Love you
M

Dawnie said...

NEVER would I have a lamp like that in the window--BUT I would surely love one! That movie was the best..I have many fond memories of that movie. My two sons have a tradition of watching it together every Christmas eve..I hope they never lose it.

That display with all the lights--WOW! Can you imagine, where do they store all that?

Becky K. said...

Wow! That last display is overwhelming. I cannot even get excited about taking down the tree and little stuff we have up...taking that display down would be just too much!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Carol...I loved your post! I laughed out loud when I saw the leg lamp! I am of the same mind as you as to the massive display! My bill jumps a bunch just for my few lights! My neighbors have a great disply that my grandson adores...the lights blink to the music! I can't even imagine what kind of thinking that would require! Have a Happy New Year!...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

The lamp is just too funny. I thought you only saw those on t.v. I know it has to be the topic of conversation in your neighborhood. Thanks so much for swinging by to help celebrate our Anniversary. It means the world..hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Carol...thanks for the giggles...I love the mammoth Christmas decor house, but I'd hate to live next door because whatever I put out would look weak...LOL...;-) Bo

My*Prim*Cottage said...

That is so funny about the lamp! My husband would want one, too....me? Not so much! LOL! I think the Charlie Brown was my favorite. That next house was unbelievable! Happy New Year! ~Beth~

Shellmo said...

How funny that they put that leg lamp out! Must love that movie Christmas story. Thank you for sharing all the christmas lights.

valerie said...

Oh my....that one yard is just a tad too much for me!

The lamp is great though! I didn't know you could purchase one like that. How funny!

A group of our church members took a bus trip in early Dec. to Rhema to look at lights. I've always heard it's very pretty.

Looks like you and your husband had a nice time looking at lights.

Stacey said...

Man, those are some yards!! I wouldn't want to be in their shoes now...a few days after Christmas.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Carol, :)
I love that movie and the lamp is precious! LOL!
What a beautiful neighborhood you all live in.
Thanks for coming by tonight. You would LOVE having a Keurig maker.
Did you see the giveaway on SITS's blog?
It's a good one.

~Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!
~Melissa :)

Sherry said...

Hi Carol!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been reading through yours and it's fun!

Oh my - - the lamp! I lol when I realized what it was! I'm with you on not wanting one to display next year :)

The yard with the overwhelming display reminds me of a portion of the movie "Thomas Kincade's Christmas Cottage". Have you seen it? I can highly recommend it.

Our church went to Chouteau for an Amish dinner then to Rhema College to see the lights on the way home.

Thanks for sharing!