Ok so my photo-a-day challenge isn’t working out so hot.
I think I am TAKING the right photos, I am just horrible at actually unloading them to the laptop and uploading them here. Let’s see what I do have done though, shall we? Here is K1 with some lights, a lighted wreath from Ikea. This was my first attempt at doing all my own post processing (no actions or presets)…tougher than it looks!
(One of them is the angry elf…can you tell which one??? Yes,this is cruel but i promis you , its also just toooooo precious when you see them in real life in their little elf outfits!!!) We have a slew of adorable pictures from this session. I haven’t had a chance to process these so this one is SOOC. (straight out of camera, ben, since I know you will puzzle over it for hours! love you honey!!!)
And now that I think about it…kaylen’s elf outfit is missing since you took it off of her that afternoon…
The lights in a jar… Another non-processed one. I think with a little boost to exposure and some curves processing the effect i was hoping for here will show through. eventually. i hope. I have no idea why she is n.e.k.k.i.d. Some days i just get what I pay for with this one.
There I am – in that bulb ornament! This was another experiment in manual which I have not had time to process properly. I guess its a good thing we have been so busy with "real" work from clients but…
Hopefully I have time to get all my own christmas pics edited the same day!
My Favorite Recipe. Ok not my favoritest ever of all time. But its a great recipe. Cherry Cookies. its one of the few things i can actually bake from scratch. Everything else comes from a box or a wrapped tube of dough. the girls were IN AWE that we could actually "make our own dough"!!! Kealey kept trying to get the dough out of the fridge when I said we were going to make cookies. They helped make this batch of them and were pretty proud of themselves. Dangit now I am hungry for them again..
Ok that’s all I have for today. I think I am only about 5 or 6 behind now! tomorrow’s photo should be fun – one of you or someone in your family holding a plain white sign with their feelings on it about the holidays.
How is shopping going? I think i am MOSTLY done, which shocks me. I usually am still frantically grabbing random crap off the shelves on the 23rd and begging for wrapping help from Benj on the 24th. I have a few more things to pick up, mostly stocking stuffers, and a few of the pre-requisite clothes gifts for the girls. And Ben’s presents…
and if you are still looking for that perfect gift for me – here is my kaboodle. (nevermind the name. it was a nite of absolute slap-happiness with wyowoman/Kdawg/googie and this is all i could come up with.) Not a comprehensive list by ANY means, but it should be a good start for all of you my faithful blog readers!!! If you also fall prey to the goodness of kaboodling, add me as a friend so I can see your wish lists!
(Ok i am totally kidding…)
I am in a weird crafty/funky/lazy mood today. Wishin i had a foam cone so I could make one of those uber cute button trees that are all the rage right now. I need to do some serious grocery shopping. we are almost out of coke. this is a near emergency in our house.
OH MY LORD>
Raise your hand if you knew that McDonald’s now serves SWEET TEA in their drive thru??? i thought i had died and gone to diabetic heaven this morning when I went to order my oh-so-healthy breakfast of a bacon/egg/cheese biscuit with large coke when i see this glorious pronouncment of SWEET TEA for only ONE DOLLA!!! I must say, for mcD’s quality, it is pretty good. It will not replace my love of McD’s coke, but on a good two-fisted day, it will work out nicely. now if they could just keep that available through their next 44oz for 89 cents promotion, I will be a happy girl.
Ok I am going to go stare meaninglessly at the pantry for 20 minutes trying to decide what to do about dinner.
Ciao! and as Dora would say..
"We had such a great adventure! thanks for playing with us today!"