I’m reluctant to clean up the random pine needles around the house, or throw away our Gingerbread House, because it signals the end of the Holidays. Starbucks removes its holiday drinks ( ugh) and everyone around me suddenly wants to eat healthy… whats that all about? We had a quiet little present-opening ceremony, and the kids were nice enough to let us sleep in until 9am on Christmas day… I think that was the best gift a child can ever give for Christmas. I remember getting up at 6am bright eyed and bushy tailed, and my mom wandering out to the front room after whats added up to be only a nap ( Nobody puts a bike together right on the first try) . My kids are awesome , they loved their gifts, and being able to spend time with them was a gift in itself. My Jenny got me some sweet chucks, some Fitted shirts-aka-extra-skinny-cause-you-eat-cookies-and-never-gain-weight-and-I-hate-it shirts from Express… they fit like a glove. Thanks honey! We also got ourselves a Blu-Ray player for Christmas at a deep discount… I could get addicted to Blu Ray real easy. You can actually see peoples pores! Beads of sweat! Excruciating and sometimes unwanted details are possible! I escaped while family was over and took some pics of the kids in the backyard… all I could say was “ahhhhhhh..” Taking a break from entertaining so I could be a shutterbug was just what I needed!
Grandpa snuck out too, probably for the same reason… so I made him sit in the wagon
Watching WALL-E and The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray tided us over until New Years Eve.
I got home BARELY before midnight! Relax, I made it in time for my New Years smooch.. thats whats really important to me when I think of New Years Eve.. it’s not the part, or Times Square on TV, or making a bunch of noise, it’s some juicy smackers coming my way! After ringing in 2009, we decided to have some wine, and construct the crazy booth, a term coined by Nate Kaiser of theimageisfound.com. In a nutshell, its a white backdrop, some strobe lights, and a camera on a timer . Now seeing as how we were all good friends, we were in party mode, and were enjoying a delicious Merlot, I cant show you all of these photos… I know why Nate calls it the crazy booth=) But here’s a couple that wont scare the kids:
the belly button is PG13
..dont even ask.
Happy 2009 everyone, and thanks to my ’09 brides who are going to make this year splenderiffic!
much love, Dave