Monday, December 22, 2008

it's GONE !

it has FINALLY happened !!

the long awaited day has arrived !!

my little bro has lost his first tooth !!

he's still incredibly handsome tho' :) too bad he only lost one .. or else he could be singing "all i want for christmas is my two front teeth" :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

relaxing days

seems like everyone is taking a blogging vacation this month :) its totally too easy to.. with all the preparations for the holidays going on.. it seems blogging just gets pushed to the end of the "to-do" list..
however.. along with all the holiday prep.. also comes lots of time to just relax.. watch movies.. bake & eat cookies.. and catch up with friends..

hehe like i said.. watch movies :)

apparently ruby thought it was a scary movie !

buzzy-dog :)

to top the month off.. we got the first "major" snow fall of the winter season.. a whole 2 inches.. but it was that perfect wet snow that sticks to everything.. and makes the world a prettier place..

don't forget taking time out to paint little people's toes & fingers !!

i was so happy that the snow lasted a few days.. and i had a chance to go out & snap some shots while the sun was out..

see the bird ?

did i mention baking cookies ? i spent most of thursday at tiffany's house.. and we baked a million sugar cookies.. plus decorated almost ALL of them.. plus we made hard candy for her christmas party :)

tiffany's dust-mop.. err.. puppy dog :)

lol see how the stack of cookies just kept growing ?

so.. both of us being graphic & photography majors.. some of our cookies came out very creative.. but after the first couple.. well.. it just got kinda tedious and we started decorating them like we were 2 years old :) we had such an awesome time tho'..

one of my more "creative" cookies ! :)

thursday night i caught up with grace, john, & afton for dinner.. we had so much fun catching up.. i miss the old lunch crew from WEC..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

thanksgiving !

thanksgiving at my house is always crazy.. with at least 17 people running around [sometimes more] its bound to be insane.. but it is always fun.. we always laugh a lot.. joke around & pick on each other.. :) gotta love big families !!

cousin love !!

ruby just wanted the sparkling cider :)

the feast.. from my end of the table..

chowing down.. on.. the.. wrong.. end of the spoon ? lol

pumpkin pie at meme & grandpa's house afterward !! [gotta love grandparents who live next door]

then started the craziness..

[since she always complains about not having a picture of her on this blog =D]

*snap* got it :)

amy & zeb had to show off their mad jumping skills.. lol

these guys really do love each other .. if you couldn't tell :)

okay okay.. so i shot this for my aunt & uncle.. hated the background & such.. so i took it into photoshop and turned it into this ::

yay for photoshop !! i just wish i owned it instead of having to wait until i got to the college to use it :(

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Light-Up Night - Irwin

last thursday night was light-up night in down town irwin.. it was so much fun to walk around this year with my new beast and take pictures.. such a huge difference from last year.. not only in image quality [thanks to my new camera] but also in my confidence as a photographer.. i was so much more at ease just walking around and snapping shots of people and things that i never would have even attempted last year.. so its really cool to look back & realize how my style has changed and developed -- and is still developing :)

this little boy was so adorable..

the official lighting of the Christmas tree to kick everything off :)

it was SO incredibly cold thursday night.. i was so numb by the end of the night.. so i was kinda surprised at all the LITTLE little kids that were out .. but they were all bundled up SO cute !!

see.. now this is where i would have liked to be.. in a warm house.. looking down on the parade.. lol