Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This and That

We had a lovely Christmas. I can't believe it's over. We leave tomorrow for a family vacation, so I'll leave you with some snaps from our holiday celebrations.

We forgot to take a family picture while we were all dressed up for Christmas Eve church. Oh well. This was taken before church on Sunday morning.


I printed this one out for Claire and Benjamin to use as thank you notes.


This is the best one we got on Christmas Eve. It was already dark which meant we used a flash which results in -- red eye! Did you even realize a kid could roll his eyes out that far?!


The traditional cranberry pudding by candle light. Read more about cranberry pudding here and here.


Don't those beautiful glass plates leave an interesting reflection on the table cloth?


Lincoln loved the tire and rope toy he got for Christmas.


I must say that as I look through our Christmas photos, I realize I am not very good at taking thoughtful arty shots that truly tell a story. That makes me a bit disappointed. You know what I'm talking about. You can find that style of photography all over the crafty blog world. But, in reality, I know that I am happier wrapped up in my robe cradling a cup of coffee and just watching, listening and living Christmas morning rather than poking around and studying the light in order to get the perfect shot.

We'll see if I do any better while we're on vacation.


Kristin L said...

I'm with you on the photos, but then again, our focus in the world is fiber art, not photography.

Enjoy your vacation!

Kristin L said...

I meant that I am sympathetic -- I don't take great photos either -- not that your photos suck, because they don't. In fact, your subjects are very good looking, which counts for a lot!

Anonymous said...

OMG, that Benjamin....he is a stitch!