Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sneaky little elves!

This year, we never got around to putting up lights on our house for 3 reasons:

1. We have a pretty tall house and don't own a ladder
2. I've had a hard time really getting excited for Christmas this year ( I still can't believe that it's just over a week away)...I didn't even put the lights up on our deck that we put on there last year...they are still sitting in a closet upstairs, and...
3. Christian is pretty much a scrooge about the whole lights thing. He always helps me put the tree up...and that's enough for him.
Well, we ran to North Platte, the closest "big" town to us, yesturday to finish our Christmas shopping and when we returned, a little elf had put lights on our house! I was so surprised when I got home. We had it narrowed down to two families on our branch that would have done it for us because they were the only ones that new we were going to be out of town. Come to find out, it was the family that Carson had stayed with while we were gone. They had taken two strands of lights that they didn't use and hung them on the house (I had told them that Christian wasn't going to put up any for me)! We are loving having lights (well, at least Carson and I are) and are greatful to have such thoughtful friends!!

7 comments:

Brittany H. said...

That's so nice! I love those kinds of surprises.

Stacey said...

That is a great surprise to come home to! Putting lights up must be a wrestling thing??? Tony despises it as well :)...so we have not had lights in a long time...but we are never home for Christmas, that is Tony's excuse...he cannot use the 'cold' excuse here in TX!

The LaPierre Crew said...

Whoa...That is sooo sweet! My theory this year was to put the whole light thing out of my mind so that when my hubby never gets around to it, I won't be disapointed!

Matthew & Charlene said...

What a surprise, that was so nice of them.

Emily Asay said...

That is SO nice, I need some sneaky little elves to come do that for me!

Tracy said...

AWESOME!! Christmas brings out the best in people and it's FUN to watch!! That makes my heart smile!!

Nick and Lindi said...

Hey Jill, I don't know if you guys have left for Lovell yet... but If you have, did you guys get a invitation in the mail before you left? Let me know! Thannks