Santa gave me a new camera for Christmas, which is great because my old camera bit the dust just before Little Brother's First Communion, and the crummy point-and-shoot I bought, in a hurry, so I could get pictures of that special day was, well, crummy.
Little Brother was happy to take it off my hands. For an 8-year-old, it does just fine.
Middle Sister has been enjoying my camera. She's 15 today, so I trust her with it. She has a good eye. I love this picture of some of my favorite Christmas decorations.
Here's a shot of my Christmas tree, which I briefly got to light up again. The lights went back out sometime yesterday. Apparently I'm burning through the extension cord. Guess it's time to use 2 cords for this many lights (about 1600). I took a break from cookie baking on the 23rd to replace the cord that I had originally used.
Last, two pictures of the results of the snowstorm. There will be more later but I don't want to go outside yet! One is of my across-the-street neighbor's house; I thought their Christmas lights looked cool in the snowstorm. The other is around the edge of my pool, where the 40-mph-winds created a moat, exposing the rocks around the sides.