Friday, December 04, 2009

Sparkly, Twinkly and Possum-y

As we have for the past two years, this year we have a display at Twin Bridges State Park's "Park of Lights". Two years ago it was a hasty, from conception to reality in 36 hours type deal. Last year we put more thought, time and effort into it. This year we spent weeks scoping out a new spot because of those crazy state park squirrels who had certain dietary requirements involving my lights, added some new "fixtures" and recruited my niece, Karissa, to help put it together. We're pretty proud of the results and a girl that graduated with my sister said her husband nearly peed his pants laughing at it the other night. I warms my heart to know we nearly made a grown man wet himself.

Here's a shot of Paul's rump as he was fussing and stewing over the endless network of extension cords all over the ground. The display looks much, much different in the dark. And you can't see it in this picture, but one of the newest additions to the display is just hidden behind that open door on the trailer. No, I'm not telling you. Drive to the park and see for yourself. Nyah.

And really? This shot has no importance whatsoever regarding the display other than the fact that my daddy handed me his electric staple gun and said, "Go have fun" while my mother stood there with her mouth agape. As I skipped off toward the display, looking for things that needed stapling I heard her say, "You do realize you just gave Kristin a staple gun, right dear? You do realize this may result in injury, right?"

I totally got my Tim the Tool Man on stapling that garland to that board. Paul laughed at me the whole time, but I didn't care. I had enough testosterone flowing through my veins I could've taken him. I'm pretty sure.

Now, if you're local or anywhere NEAR local you need to drive your family out to Twin Bridges State Park this weekend and see the display. For one thing, it's just dang time you got into the Christmas spirit. And for another - my crew and I will be working one of the gates Saturday night. I think we'll be at the front gate, but don't hold me to that. (If you don't see an adorable family at the front gate you'll see us at the end.) If this weekend doesn't work for you then Paul and I will be working a gate next Tuesday night as well, sans kids, so come out then. Either way, get thee to the State Park and partake of the Christmas wonders beheld there. And make sure you say hi!


Stewed Hamm said...

If I wasn't wallowing in FUNemployment, then I'd totally make the drive out to DivaTopia and check out your handiwork. As long as you could promise that you'd be disarmed of any and all power tools, of course.

Best of luck with the show!

Jennifer said...

Great now you are making me contemplate a drive down today. TODAY! As in its already 1pm.

Looks great. And I will get down and see the display lit up before this season is over. I swear.

One Gray Hair At A Time said...

I just want you to know that it is soooooo unfair to those of us living in California, that we can't come see your display. You keep talking about it and I'm so not happy....(stomping of feet)...I really want to see it. I'm sure it is a sight for those who can make it.

Redneck Diva said...

Stewed, FUNemployment puts such a damper on things. And funny...husband hasn't let me near any power tools since that day with the stapler...

Jennifer, you won't regret a trip or seven through the park! It's really neat - and I'd say that even if I didn't have a display up there. Promise!

1inCollege, we worked up there the other night but it was sooooo cold, wet and windy that I had absolutely no inclination to take pictures! Tonight is the kids' Christmas program at school so we'll go through after and I'll take lots of pics and post them by tomorrow!

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