Christmas Photos

January 26, 2009

Yes, I know Christmas was a month ago! Working in a bakery, the holidays are a very intense time. Production nearly doubles and help does not. I was so tired that when I finally got a day or two off all I did was sleep. I think I have finally recovered all the needed sleep I lost, so I decided I should get back to the things I enjoy…like pictures!  I have finally uploaded all of my holiday photos, so here are some of the best!

Kyle and Sarah got cameras for their birthdays a couple years ago, but Erin was still a bit young for a “real” camera. We decided that this Christmas was her turn. I looked around and found a really good deal on a Nikon Coolpix refurb. Here she is opening it. When she saw the Nikon box, she assumed I had recycled my D40 box, then she realized what it was…


As soon as she got it out of the box she began snapping pictures.


Eventually she decided that I should take a picture of her new camera with my camera. I cropped this out of a much larger picture, so the quality is lacking, but I thought the reflection in the table was really cool.


Jeff’s sister and her two girls came to visit during New Years week. We got together with them a couple times and the kids had a great time. They live too far south to get a lot of snow, and Julie’s girls were really looking forward to playing in the white stuff. The weather was compliant and dropped a sizeable amount of snow on us when they arrived.




Notice all the bright red cheeks? They were having so much fun I think they forgot about the cold. When we finally made them come in, they didn’t really want to, but it was getting dark out. Grandpa had made a fire, so the girls gathered in the family room around the fire and cuddled in blankets and with each other to get warm.



These next two pictures are my favorites from the day.






The day before they went home, we went to a movie and then dinner.


I’m not sure what the conversation was about in the picture above, but they were pretty involved in it!



  1. What a gat set of photos, Carly! It seems like it is so hard to get photos of people, especially little people when they are jetting about! It looks like Erin had some good fun with the girls…they are all so cute!

    Erin’s camera looks so cool! Is she still taking pictures? Nothing like nurturing a possible lifelong hobby….career?….at a tender age!

    So glad you got these photos up finally!

  2. Those photos were worth the wait! The kids get along so well together. Hopefully they’ll all cherish memories of happy holidays when they were young.

    Erin was so happy about her camera. I like the one of her taking your picture as you took hers………..oh, and the camera with its reflection on the table. Sure glad the tabletop had been dusted, thanks to Erin’s pre-Christmas efforts!

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