December 26, 2013

Merriment modifications to the backyard ice rink!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  It certainly has felt like an old fashioned Christmas with all our snow.
The woods behind our house is extra beautiful right now.
The shadows against the white snow make the photos look black-and-white. 
The day before Christmas, Chris brought home several strings of the large Christmas screw-in bulbs on clearance.
I tried to not watch him balanced on top of his ladder.  It was positioned in large mounds of snow and ice.

He had big plans for additional lighting around the backyard ice rink.
Just as Chris envisioned, the lights are over-the-top amazing.
It looks like a winter carnival in our backyard.

Yes.  We are spoiled.

Bring your skates!

Everyone is welcome!
 

25 comments:

Lutka And Co. said...

How magical... Lucky you :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Linda said it just right! It's MAGICAL! You sure are a lucky (and sweet) family!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful, Kim!
Erica :)
ps. I love the new blog header!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So much fun and you're creating the greatest memories-enjoy:@)

Margaret said...

Okay I'll be right over :)

Perfectly Printed said...

OMG!!! Your ice rink looks amazing with the addition of the lights! Just think of he memories your girls will have because of all your hard work!!!

Lee said...

The lights look wonderful!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Looks fantastic and very special. The woods remind me of Narnia! I love the new lights and pompoms on your skates. We went ice skating yesterday and I was just thinking we all need some pompoms for our skates. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How awesome! It really puts some pretty colors and a glow on your rink! Enjoy your weekend and have FUN!

Lynne said...

I love it! And love those large lights, where on sale? The skating rink is so perfect. Do the neighbor kids come and skate too? Wonderful exercise and fresh air healthy benefits.

Perfect season around here for people to be outside and exercise. I think it will be snow shoe time for me!

Enjoy the weekend and happy times!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

A winter carnival for sure! So pretty and what fun. Grabbing my skates to join you...I wish.

GardenOfDaisies said...

The strings of lights really do add that extra-layer-of- Merry to the rink. I'm afraid that I would just fall on my behind if I tried to skate on your rink (or any rink). So I'll just drink hot chocolate on the sidelines. :-) PS- Next time there is a wedding and we need lights strung, I know who to call. ;-)

Tiff said...

Simply marvelous!!! What fantastic memories your children will have.

Blessings to you all for the new year!

Tiff

Donna said...

Your snow covered yard and ice rink look just magical, Kim! Love those lights! Chris is sure a sport, and fearless, too! Love your blog header, it's adorable!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Sensational! The lights are wonderful and add so much added delight. Chris is amazing.

ImagiMeri said...

Makes me wish I could skate! You guys are so much fun.

Love ya'
Meri

Nellie said...

What an amazing ice rink! Our granddaughter (7) had her first ice skating experience this week, and she absolutely loved it! Unfortunately, our daughter was knocked down by someone falling, and she has a very painful tailbone to deal with currently.:-( It would be such fun to have a backyard rink! xo Nellie

donna said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. They are so magical. Y'all are creating such wonderful memories.
Happy New Year.
Hugs
donna

Pam Kessler said...

It looks like the Rockefeller Ice Skating Rink minus the plane flight to New York! Beautiful!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

What fun to look out and see that just outside. I would love to show up with skates..I am not that great at skating, but don't fall often.
A couple of spins around the rink and then you could invite me in!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hey Kimmy,
I think Mother Nature is menopausal! We had 3 snow storms in December (we rarely ever get snow in Dec. as it is, but 3 storms?!) Then it suddenly got to 70 degrees this past weekend. Now it's back to cold again. Wish she'd make up her mind!

Tammy's in Love said...

You are TWO of the finest kind! Tonite for dinner we planned to broil the Korean marinade chicken; I said, "we need..." he said, "the broiler pan brought up from the basement." And so it begins another happy year in the 'ever after' of being married to my best friend.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your snow is soooo pretty!! I wish we had more, we have barely enough to cover the ground and it starting melting a bit today. I have my fingers crossed for that "lake effect" snow in our forecast for Sunday and Monday! :) Love your pretty lights hanging over the ice rink!! Looks like a lovely magical time! xo Holly
ps. Love the new header! It's adorable!!

A Little Creation said...

So pretty! Your backyard makes me (almost) wish for snow.
Chris =]

PixieVintage said...

Your pictures of the woods are so beautiful, and the lighted ice rink is amazing!

Debby said...

Love your New Years Eve. banner. So cute.
Love the other pictures as well. I was wondering if you would have the rink again this year. It looks so nice with the new lights. Glad you had a great Christmas.
((((HUGS)))0