Sunday, December 9, 2007

One smart cookie




This is what it looks like after hubby and Timothy got through last weekend. It is really hard to get a good picture of night time lighting! Well, it is for me anyway. I think I need more practice with the camera. I don't have a lot of patience - I'm a point and shoot kinda girl. The really bright 'thing' on the left is a lamp post. Timothy has been doing the outside lighting since he was about 10. (he is 23) One of the first years he did it he was outside working when the garden club ws out judging the lighting contest and they stopped and asked why we didn't enter and could they enter us? I said sure as long as they entered Timothy's name, not ours - he got a prize! (well, only an certificate and his name in the paper but not bad for a kid!) Back then he would get out and decide exactly what he wanted, then send me to the store (and he would be specific - so many strands of C-9, multi color etc.) When we were working on the house he made sure we had a breaker just for the outside lighting, then when we built the porch in 2005 (we won't talk about the underpinning that is still not finished) he planned out exactly where the outlets should go (there is actually one w/o anything plugged into it - he tried to get me to buy something so he could use that one!) Yep - that middle child of ours is one smart cookie!

8 comments:

Teejay said...

It looks stunning, just like a doll house or something. Tell Timothy I think he did a marvelous job!

Kathy said...

Decorations look great. I bet you built that porch just so you could do better decorations. LOL!!! I love it. Your pictures are good too.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Great lights and a great porch, Tina.Timothy did a wonderful job. I love your cottage - I'd like to see it in the daytime. It's the same color as mine I think. I love your gingerbread accents, too. My husband told me he liked ours without the gingerbread so I guess I have to draw the line somewhere on the whole 'cottage' look. He's just rolled his eyes so many times on things that I've done. He's usually been a good sport and liked everything so far, but I have to go slow and give him new ideas in small increments! Thanks for your nice words. I hope you got alot of shopping done! I've got to get busy this week and get mine done. Take care and have a good week - talk to you later! Vickie

Teresa said...

Your house looks great. Let Timothy know we admire his work.

Michelle said...

What a great job! Your house looks magical :) Michelle

Lani said...

Very pretty!! Your porch looks so inviting. Kudos to DS!

Robolady said...

Your lights are just lovely. Can he come over and do mine? And take them down too???

Susimac said...

Love your front porch it looks really festive and pretty