Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Insanity: gratuitous pictures

So...Christmas was appropriately insane for us. Tons of gifts and laughter and family and all of the wonderful things that make the holiday so much fun. Here is a pic of the boys before they started tearing into their presents. I'm shocked that Griffin sat still long enough for me to take this shot, he was supremely stoked!


Then, I did something a little crazy. I put together every check, cash, and gift card that I received and even batted my eyelashes to convince Roger to give me some more money and I bought myself a Nikon D5000. She's a beauty. I hit up the after Christmas sale at Target, walked out with my shiny new camera, and then skipped around like a little girl with a new toy the rest of the weekend. I was poking my new camera into everyone's face or into every little nook that I could find.

I took pictures of all the cousins playing together.




I took pictures of itty bitty things
that I stumbled upon
in natural light.





I snapped photos of Christmasy things...

like my Mom's collection of Santa's made out of toilet paper rolls.



I went outside and took pictures of my Dad's garden.




I made Griffin hang out on a bunch of rocks and tried to be artsy fartsy.




I'm just SO excited about my new camera
that I could literally pop.

I hope that Santa gave
you what you wanted too.

14 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Very nice pics with your new camera! Now, how did you get your kids to sit still before tearing into those gifts??

Andrea said...

I got the Nikon D90 shortly before Christmas...but it was my Christmas and problem every other holiday this year..present...lol. Like you, I LOVE IT and I am already enjoying it.
Blessings, andrea

singedwingangel said...

oooh lucky you my camera flash quit working on Christmas Eve can you believe it. I had to go to a backup camera that takes ok pics but not the ones I like. I am gonna have to look at a new one soon lol

Alice in Wonderland said...

I got a new camera too! Seems to be all the rage for us bloggers!
Looking forward to seeing loads of photos next year!
Hope that you all had a great Christmas!
Now, I've just got to work out all the gadgets that this camera has....

Erin said...

yay for Leigh! new camera = awesome. I guess you've been a REALLY good girl this year! LOL!

Erin Bennett Jenkins said...

Hey congrats on your recent renewal of creativity. Cant wait to see more art.! love ya

Joy said...

I just got that camera a couple of months ago and I love it! It's my first DSLR, so I'm still learning but it's so fun. Hope you enjoy taking lots and lots of pics with it. Can't wait to see what else you post.

Alicia said...

ohhhh!!! fancy shmancy indeed!!! i love the lego pic! such a mom picture! sounds like you guys had a an awesome Christmas!

Danielle said...

I got one too. I just can't figure out how to work it yet. :)

Carol said...

I so love having my digital camera!
Enjoy and keep sharing the pics!!

Carol said...

I so love having my digital camera!
Enjoy and keep sharing the pics!!

UBERMOUTH said...

You sure have cute kids!

Meandering Mel said...

How AWESOME. I really want a new camera, and The Boy wants a Wii. Thinking my camera will have to wait for my birthday, and we can get a wii. :)

Happy Holidays!

kys said...

Congrats on the camera! I love the pics!