Monday, January 03, 2011

2010 Wrap-up, part 1

While I'm putting together my first-ever crafting year in review photo post, I thought I'd distract you with some pictures of other things from the end of 2010.

Finally, someone complained about tghe lack of social events on Christmas Eve morning, and we re-instated the Albionite Christmas Eve Brunch, the social gathering that was created some 10(!?) years ago when a group of friends from college figured out that the only window of opportunity not over-scheduled by our parents while we were home for the holidays was the morning of Christmas Eve. It's always been a hit-or-miss thing, and some years was completely forgone.

It took about six different tries to get it right, but we have one group shot, as yet unedited, that shows all of us who attended this year. I can't believe how big the kids are getting!

The Christmas towels weren't hemmed yet (I got that done in the afternoon) but they were packed up and pretty by Christmas morning. Always with the help... (they're sweet, and they work for treats!)The wine wasn't done yet (and still isn't!) so I bought nice chocolate instead. I have gotten no complaints about the substitution. Which makes me wonder if the wine is worth the effort after all?

I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of my new camera! Every once in a while I actually get a shot that I'm not embarrassed to admit I took myself...

And then I get doozies like this one:

I have a whole series of shots, trying to get something for my sister to put on her Christmas card where both kids are, at a minimum, pretending to look in the same direction. So not happening. It is infinitely much easier to get my "helpers" to look in the same direction.

Nope. One or the other.

And of course, Kiddo turned 11 yesterday.Really?


1 comment:

Maria Barker said...

I know the wine is worth it. Of COURSE no one complained about the substitution, but I'll bet they were secretly yearning!