Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It Takes a Village: Deborah

One of my best friends, Deborah, moved into the neighborhood today. The first thing you should know is that before she moved into this new house, she lived in a really beautiful and classy home. She and her husband also happened to live in a neighborhood that at Christmastime is decorated like the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation.
Seriously. But instead of just one house, it's the whole neighborhood. They are nearly held prisoners in their home each night for the nearly the whole month of December as people by the carload, truckload, haywagon (again...seriously...) weave their way slowly through the neighboorhood.

So you have the picture, right?

Imagine my shock when the first thing she did when she moved in next door was hang Christmas lights on the front of the house!

Then she planted a huge Christmas tree on the side of the house. And covered the yard with these big inflatable children that make snow angels. All night long.
This was a side of her that kind of surprised me. I guess you never really know your friends as well as you think you do...

But if you ask me, I think she and Jim are secretly planning on turning on a snow machine that runs 24/7....and then taking off in that little travel trailer they are trying to hide on the other side of the house.

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Anonymous said... #

Great story...too funny! Very appropriate block...love it!! By the way, love the movie Christmas Vacation...watch it every year!!

Needled Mom said... #

Very cute! I remember having a friend in high school who lived in one of the Christmas neighborhoods. What a nightmare it was for the residents!

Deborah said... #

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! You nailed it! Did you know that I've always wanted my own little caravan? And now I have one! I want to make a caravan quilt. And fill it with red and white polka dotted things.

Katy Cameron said... #

Bwahaha, love these neighbourhood tales

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

What a lovely home Deborah has! Maybe she will host the neighborhood Christmas party!

Mama Pea said... #

Seriously. Your cleverness is just awesome.

Terriaw said... #

what a lovely neighbor to have around! I love how she has made her home all her own. Sounds like you're becoming fast friends already.

Linda said... #

Ha, ha! What a fun neighbor! I hope you are writing the stories for each house down to keep along with the quilt!

Archie the wonder dog said... #

I think you need to keep a close eye on Deborah...and maybe think about installing a park and ride facility for December!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Love it! What a personality your friends have. :)

Jen said... #

hehe...love the little trailer...keep these blocks and stories coming :)

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Beautiful neighbourhood x

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

LOVE the christmas lights! This village is so cute :)