Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Summary in Pictures of Our Holiday Season

Note.... I'm currently working on the picture-sizing problem. Hopefully I'll get it corrected soon. Thanks for coming! ;)

So.... probably another reason I haven't blogged is because I was swamped with Christmas activities during November and December. Try as I may to simplify, it never seems to happen during the holidays, especially for us musicians.

Anyway, here is a summary in pictures of our goings-on. Hope you enjoy. And guess what? I would love some feedback besides from random people from Slovenia trying to inform me in broken English about debt consolidation and penis enhancement. I'm only human :) Thanks for coming. :)

Let's start with a photo shoot I was asked to do of a beautiful and precious girl riding her adored horse. The four little ones got to tag along and had the time of their lives. Here she is...

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And here is a friend of ours who happened to be in the arena practicing his roping who I couldn't resist shooting...

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And here are the littles...

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Next, we have a photo of the 10-year-old girl winning the regional 100-meter dash... fun times...

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 Then there were all of the kids' school programs and dance recitals....

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 There were visits to great-grandma, as depicted in this four-generation photo...
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And bowling....
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And 3D movies...
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And then there was my first dog photo shoot. I couldn't resist my sister's little friend...

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And of course, once Christmas rolled around, there were the downtown lights...

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(My cute brother and sister)

 ...trying new healthy recipes, which I'll blog about later, unless you want the recipes now, in which case just leave me a comment....
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....kids making Christmas presents, like this copper and gem tree the 12-year-old boy made. He's selling these by the way. You can like or contact him HERE.... :)

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 ...playing in the 6 hours of snow we received in the border town where my mother lives...
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(Twin A simply watched all the fun through the pictures window in the warmth of my mother's den, which I thought was a smart idea) 

 ....snacking in our favorite spot in Grandma's living room...
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....and of course, opening presents on Christmas morning...

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But by far, the most rewarding moments of our Christmas vacation were those spent helping my mother stucco and paint her house. We were a team of mostly child-laborer novices, my sister with the Ph.D. using only google as our guide, but we did it, and I can't think of a better way to have spent the time between Christmas and New Years....

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 Of course we needed a treat when we were finished...
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Yes, saying goodbye to family is hard....
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....but we treasure the memories that were created over this holiday season. Thanks so much for listening. :)

 

10 comments:

Mark and Amy said...

Glad to have you back!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Thank you so much, Amy! Good to be back! :)

Emily Heizer Photography said...

The twins are HUGE! I can't believe how much they've grown!

And YOU! You have shrunk!!!

Is that egg next to the bleberries? I can't figure out what it is1!

Pablo Smith said...

That was really heart warming. And don't we have such a good-looking family?
I so wish you were here to do a newborn photo shoot.

Pablo Smith said...

That last comment was from Kristin, not Pablo, obviously.

in the coop said...

I love it when you post family activity photos. You are such a talented photographer. Of course, you have some beautiful subjects!
The photo of your daughter's track meet took me by surprise. The plowed field right up next to the track where a regional race was held is very different than the facilities where our kids run.

Christy said...

Welcome back! My Google Reader has been waiting all of this time! Your kids have grown so much!

Lisa said...

Yeah!!! Happy to read you are back blogging ♥

health momma said...

Beautiful photos! Would love to try the recipes

Sarah said...

What a beautiful family you have! And I hope that you are getting as many jobs photographing as you want because you are very talented. I wish we could import you to, finally, get a decent family portrait! You seem to capture the essence of your subjects.

Please post recipes soon! Glad you're back :)