The lights are up!! We only do them around the porch, so far. I have lighted wreaths in my front windows and I'd like to have them on each window someday. It's so hard to get a decent picture of the lights at night. It's hard to get a decent picture of our house at any time. We live on the upper side of the street on a bank which gives us a good view of the mountains above the neighbor's houses on the lower side. The drawback is you have to be over on that mountain to see our house straight on! It looks magical when you're standing on the porch in the midst of it all. The lights are all white, not different colors like my poor photography depicts.
Now my next step is to get started on the inside. Our closet under the staircase is packed to the gills with decorations. What a mess that is going to be when we drag that all out! I guess my next step should be to clean the mess I already have first, huh?