Friday, December 31, 2010
It snowed for the second winter in a row. That’s just crazy for Baton Rouge! Mason made a cute snowman despite his lack of experience.
We spent a few days in New Orleans while G was working there last summer.
Canoeing down the Buffalo River in Arkansas was so much fun, and it was great to visit with dear friends that moved there last year!
We spent a whole lot of time in Montpelier. We love it out there in the middle of nowhere.
We had a blast at the beach! Can’t you tell?!
Alec really, really loves riding his dirt bike.
A four foot alligator was spotted in our neighborhood lake a few times last fall. Imagine our surprise when we just happened to walk to the lake on the evening a professional gator catcher was called in to catch him! It was very exciting!
I got the Canon 5d markii in late October - great decision! I took this butterfly pic the first day I had it with my 50mm 1.4.
Alec got his learner’s permit – kind of scary!
We spent a blessed Christmas together.
It was truly an amazing and wonderful year. I am thankful for the wonderful hobby of photography that helps me to document and remember all of the great times.
I’m linking up at Household 6 Diva for Foto Friday. Check out other great memories of 2010 by clicking the link below.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
So my shots from Christmas Eve were taken with this awesome lens. It was nice to be able to get more of the scene. I’m not sold on buying it because of the cost, but I sure had fun with it! Here are the boys opening one gift before we headed out to visit family. I took these at 25mm, but I did crop in a little when I edited.
We visited G’s parents and went to a Christmas Eve service at their church. Then we stopped by my parents’ house for a little while.
See how you can get so much of the room at 24mm.
My mom made us homemade vanilla shakes. Alec grabbed my camera and took a few of me enjoying mine zoomed in at 70mm.
And then on Christmas Day, I was back to using my 50mm 1.4. (in bad lighting)
I hope everyone liked their gifts as much as Maisy!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We spent the day before Christmas Eve with my first in laws, the W family. Since I haven’t yet written an “about me”, I should explain that my first husband died when our boys were one and three back in 1998. I married G five years later and he became a wonderful dad to Alec and Mason. The W family treats him like he’s their son in law. So we had a great time with our big family with lots of kids running around and lots of pictures to take!
We sang carols and the children acted out the Christmas story as Papa read it out loud.
Then we opened presents.
I gave L and N a photo book of all 11 of their grandchildren. After all, I have tons of pictures of them.
We are blessed to be a part of this wonderful family!
I’m linking up at My 3 Boybarians for Sweet Shot Tuesday. Click the link below to see more sweet shots.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!