Sometimes it seemed like a mighty struggle to get to the finish line that is Christmas Day, but we did it this year. For all my internal and external grumbling about the work, I do love Christmas. I love finding great gifts for everyone -- it is a creative endeavor.
The biggest news? Ross got his Wii this year. He had asked for it last year, and we said no. But this year, he has worked so hard at school, we've been impressed, and thought he had earned it. He was in a little shock, at first . . .
Photo number one -- he's not sure if he can believe what he's reading on the box:
Photo number two -- it's starting to sink in:
Photo number three -- it really IS a Wii!
I bought Chris a piece of amber for his office. Isn't the color amazing in the sunlight?
Gus and Bubba loved their toys, too.
There were the quiet moments, as well.
I walked to Gaiser Conservatory today to photograph the annual light show. It was a cold walk, and I waited for my lens to defog before I could snap away.
I tried out my new macro lens (the one thing I really really really wanted for Christmas). I didn't get anything spectacular -- too hard to shoot anything really sharp without a tripod -- but the 100+ year old Christmas cactus, lit with pink lights, posed prettily for me.
I am fortunate to have next week off from work, and am looking forward to relaxing with my family -- and getting in some art time!