Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Christmas Stuff

I love Christmas! It's the best time of the year. We get to celebrate our Savior's birth! We get to have some nice quality time with our families. I was overjoyed watching my kids getting excited decorating the tree! I love the snow too!

I took this one for a photo challenge on Steve Paxton's forum. It's a decoration on a table in our livingroom... It's in a small village. I love close up shots like this one and I especially love Christmas lights!

Christmas Angel (by John Brainard)

I shot this one at our Church's Christmas Tea event this year. It was a great time, though I was a bit uncomfortable being around all those women! 300 of them!

Christmas Tea Dessert (by John Brainard)

Have a Merry and God Filled Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Decorating

We love Christmas in our house! Naturally, we had a lot of fun decorating. Everytime I went downstairs my girls would ask in excitement, "Are you getting the tree?" It was great to see the same kind of excitement in them that I had when I was a kid. It really makes this time more special.

We were almost done before I realized I should have taken some pictures. Here are a couple from the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Decorating for Christmas (by John Brainard)

Decorating for Christmas (by John Brainard)

Yes. We decided a few years ago that we aren't going to go shopping on Black Friday. It just doesn't seem right to us that people are so concerned about getting good deals that they'll trample to death a Walmart employee.