Christmas Surprises

The girls had saved up their own money for Christmas, then selected gifts for each other based on a limit Travel Man and I put for them.  They wound up selecting nearly identical presents for each other – warm and fuzzy socks to wear in place of slippers!  Here’s a picture of their footsies together.

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Camera Update

Man alive!  I love this new camera.  You can see from my Wordless Wednesday this week that it’s got a great setting for sunsets (and sunrises, I guess).  I took a bunch at my friends’ son’s Baptism/Confirmation (Maronite Rite) – all without flash – that turned out pretty well, too.  A little bit grainy, but…

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Christmas Pictures

Santa brought a game called “Skittles” for the girls, in which you spin a top and try knocking down pins placed  on the board, which has compartments the top needs to move in and out of to get to the pins. It is as big a hit as the light sabers that make noise and…

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Pictures from the New Camera

I was playing around, and took all of these without a flash.  Also, that ornament below was taken this morning, with flash.  So I’m already happy about this camera.  It’s SOO much better than our old digital, it’s not even in the same league. These last two are in low light, with a high ISO…

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What We Did Last Night

The girls helped me prepare the pumpkins for carving, then helped with straining the seeds so we could roast them for our trip next week. I’m kind of proud of how the jack-o-lanterns turned out.  Not bad for someone who had not carved a pumpkin until about three years ago, eh? More pictures here.

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6th Picture, 6th Folder

This looked like fun!  Leave a link if you want to play, too. Look at the sixth picture in the sixth folder and post it on your blog.  Here’s mine: hmmmm… Looks like Big Girl had a hold of the camera, huh?   Hat tip: Amy (Knit Together)

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

I took this on our soupy day hike on the Shenandoah Parkway.  Since I’ll be gone to visit my Nana this weekend, I thought I’d leave you with something pretty so look at.  I was pretty proud of how well this turned out with my cheapy camera.  🙂  I did absolutely nothing to the picture…

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