Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up."

I know, I know... it's been WEEKS and almost all that I've been posting are my Wordless Wednesdays. Not good... not good at all. I apologize, lovely blog readers. I have had a really hard time getting back into the swing of things in my life since the holidays and they're about to get nutty again (more on that later this week!) So, I am going to do a quick sum up of my Christmas in Chicago (yes there will be pictures).

I flew home on a Friday and the very next day I was able to spend time with my very favorite people.

It had been a long time since I was able to see everyone all together and the very first time I got to hold my newest nephew!! We celebrated Christmas 3 times the first of which included my niece and two oldest (they’re 3 & 1) nephews opening presents. It’s always a fun time hearing excited shouts of ‘that’s awesome!’ and ‘I want to open it now!’ I love seeing the utter joy and happiness on their faces opening gifts. It’s rare to see an adult have that kind of response to a gift anymore…

Until Christmas Eve when I opened my gift (Christmas celebration #2). My brother the paparazzi caught my reaction to my gift on his camera

What was I so excited about, you ask?

Wouldn’t you be? Since I got the camera I’ve been doing all kinds of playing around practicing and seeing what happens with different shots

But nothing was sweeter then Christmas Day (celebration #3). Spending time with Aunts and Uncles and Cousins and getting to see all of these wonderful kiddos again.

I really love my new camera and I’m so thankful for that gift, but the sweetest present for me was getting to spend time with my family.

I hope you all had fabulous Christmas’, blogging friends!!

*I need to give credit where credit is due... the pictures of: my parents and I with the baby, my brother, his wife and their three kids, the picture of me opening my Christmas present, and the picture of me and the 4 kiddos were all taken my my paparazzi brother. He's good, isn't he.


Madonna said...

Ok, who is the professional who took these wonderful and beautiful pics.

Joy said...

oh, don't be silly... haha

Most of the family pics were taken by my brother and the rest me... it's amazing what a good camera will do.. =o)