Monday, December 28, 2009

Annual Christmas Photo

This year on Christmas Eve I was busy as always but had promised to volunteer at the Red Cross for a few hours. Turns out they decided to close for the afternoon and had forgotten to tell me. It was my first Christmas gift.....four hours of free time. What to do with it.? I decided I would take the time to really do a great job of setting up for the annual family Christmas photo. I figured out where everyone should stand since our family has grown this year. I set up the tripod on the stairs to get more distance; not an easy task but my trusty level came in handy. I took several practice shots to check everything out. I was ready. No complaints from impatient family members this year waiting for me to get it figured out. The careful planning was worth the effort in an unexpected way. My favorite photo for this year was when some of us decided to be funny. Funny to the point that I laugh every time I have looked at this photo. The look my Mom came up with is priceless. (Click on the picture for a full screen view)
Don't you just love my new earrings and BC looks great despite my brother's efforts.

We did get one good serious one but it is out of focus somehow.

Rocky is back for another visit for the Holidays while his people are in Mexico.

Rusty and Zoey took a turn playing in the discarded wrapping paper.

Hope your Christmas had a few laughs too and your
New Year is Happy!


Snowbrush said...

I sure enjoyed the photos.

Kate said...

What fun photos! Those earrings are simply fab, my dear. You've started a brand new fashion trend.

Love the new green look to the blog, as well. And a new picture! Man! You've been busy. :))

I have a very cute 'gardening with grace' story to share with you tomorrow.

KC said...

Thanks Snow and Kate.

I thought I should change the photo to reflect the new me looking old.

I have been playing with the blog trying to figure out how to make it look more like Gardening with Grace. How does she do it? I can't figure out how to get the photos larger without being distorted. I left a message on her blog and hope she will spill the beans.