This always happens...
As soon as I say, "I'm not blogging for awhile.", I feel like blogging.
Perhaps because the pressure is off - though today, I think I feel like blogging because I spent a couple of hours with a local tutor who helped me speed up a few of my processes in Adobe Lightroom and that extra speed helped me wiz through our tree decorating shots in record time.
I swear one day, I'm going to figure out what to do with this room so the walls don't look so boring (and I'm going to hang a real curtain on that door instead of a folded tablecloth.)
Not today though. (Right now, all of my energy is still being exerted on shiny baseboards.)
That hat lights up and plays music while the flap and bell on top moves from side to side.
Its the only one we have so the kids fight over it constantly.
When the fighting gets to be too much though, no one gets to wear it.
And as with every year, we found our tree out in the woods, which means its a Charlie Brown tree.
Actually, this one is more like a Dr. Suess tree. (Notice the crook in the trunk?...I fell in love with it and so did Josh Downs, so we decided to bring it home.)
I've had those two ornaments (a gold star with an angel inside and a fabric angel whose head constantly falls off) since I was little.
Nice face Yans.
And that's a pretty good one too, Courtney Lee.
And proof that I was there. (As of last week, I am officially and happily without a footboot...however, due to my broken-leg induced inactivity and my love of good food, I am officially and sadly up ten pounds.)
And then there was some karate.
And then (as with most of the events that take place in our family) there was some wrestling.
And then (as with most of the events that take place in our family) there were tears.
For some reason, this one gets inconsolably upset when everyone is wrestling and she thinks the big kids are hurting her dad (and then she starts swinging and kicking and crying in his defense.)
But her daddy was there to wipe her tears.
And then we listened to Christmas Canon (my favorite) and I tried to get a group shot (but this one was as good as it got.)
And then somehow, my shutter speed ended up at 1/30 and I got these blurry ones (which I actually love.)
And then there were more tears (Courtney Lee this time.)
So we warned everyone that they had just a few minutes left until bedtime and then we called it a night.
And now, I'm really not blogging until 2013.
See you then.