Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Xmas Lights 2009

Before we moved to far away from the holidays, I wanted to show you some of the amazing light displays in our community of Yorba Linda in a section called East Lake.

East Lake is a man-made lake nestled into a valley with rolling hills surrounding it. It's a gorgeous place to live, every house is on the water with boats docked in front of each home.

At Xmas time there is a boat parade and snow is brought in for the children to play in.

Each street is decorated to a theme color by the residents and it becomes very competitive. And this year was no exception. The residents out did themselves once again.

My mother almost bought one of these homes when she moved from La Mirada (where I grew up) to Yorba Linda. But she bulked at the price tag. And that was 17 years ago (I remember them being around $320,00 then). I'm sure each of these is now going for at least a million or more. I believe this one belongs to race car driver John Force. He owns several homes in our community, as well as has his race car company here too. This one was my favorite, probably because of the text. :) My children and I both walked and drove around East Lake on Xmas Eve and then again Xmas night. It's one of our Xmas traditions. EXTRA CREDIT: on a piece of green paper cut in the shape of a tree tell me your favorite Xmas memory or tradition. Please also put your name and period on the tree.

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