December 26, 2010
when it's all said and done...
like another friend, i'm stopped taking a lot of family photos during different events because, well, it felt as though i was observing instead of participating. and with time fleeting so very fast, i wanted to tight to the moments as they happened. but i will admit there were times that i wished i had the camera in my hands during the night. another reason i've put the camera down is most of the events lately have taken place at night and i really dislike fiddling with the flash attachment. (an excuse....sort of)
but this moment had to be recorded as gigi pretended to take a bit of her gingerbread house. this girl is a hoot and was hyped up with the promise of presents and sugar - - not necessarily in that order. she's been such a fan of my camera that i bought her a camera for christmas....so did her mom and dad and another aunt. a quick swap with santa (aren't i lucky?) netted me a blizzard maker instead for her. her sweet sister loved the dress-up clothes and she flitted through the house wearing her fairy wings. the boys loved the cash -- of course the difference in ages means they no longer get toys. *pouty lip*
the cold weather has put me into a cooking frenzy. so far i've made hash brown casserole (for our dinner), santa fe soup (for comfort) and shrimp and grits (for yumminess). if i had any room left, i would seriously consider a pound cake....however, there is some red velvet cake that still has my name on it. snow flurries have fluttered all day - my brother was stir crazy enough to go out to the woods. me? i've been in my jammies and have considered naps today. perhaps now?
i hope you had a beautiful christmas. mine was low key and perfect.
scribbled by Char