Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Eve Dinner & Outtakes!

Things were a little different at Christmas around here this year. Firstly, we had Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve because Gord had to work on Christmas Day. Secondly, it was very quiet.

This is about the 4th year that we have included Cheryl and her family in our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations and it just wouldn't be the same without them!

This is the first Christmas without my Dad and I definitely missed him at Turkey carving time. Gord does NOT carve the Turkey and the job has therefore always fallen upon me with my Dad's guidance. Terence gave it a try this year for the first time and you can read about it here.

Since my Dad was gone my brother invited my Mom to fly to Germany and spend Christmas with his family. My Mom and Dad have spent many Christmas' with us and I thought it was only fair that we shared her for at least one year!!

She left on December 15th to spend 1 week in Germany and then they left for two weeks in Egypt. They spent Christmas in Egypt and then will fly home to Germany for approximately 1 week and then she will fly home on January 15th. I think that this is exactly what she needed this year!!

We ended the evening with a family picture and I thought it would be fun to post some of the Outtakes from that. Please keep in mind that I was only playing with my camera at this point and they are not meant to look good yet. I am trying really hard to master taking pictures without my flash and it takes me a really long time to try and get the right setting. Usually by this point everyone is getting antsy and I give up and switch to Flash.

The one with the Big Red Blob in the middle is me trying to run for the picture. I had set the self timer on the camera and thought that 2 seconds might possibly be plenty of time. Apparently not!! We switched it to 10 seconds after that!!!!

Still more posts coming!


Cheryl said...

Thanks, once again, for sharing your Christmas Eve with us. We enjoyed it as we always do.

And don't you EVER complain about pictures I put of you on my blog lady! Those "extra" pictures of me are definitely not flattering ... so I'm going to remember this!!! :) hehe

Cheryl said...

And the verification word I had to type was "sluck" ... I think that means something. lol

Hampers said...

Nice blog. Glad to see that you had a great time on Christmas. It was nice going through your blog. Live up the Christmas spirit until next Christmas :)

Judy said...

All the pictures were so interesting, especially the one with the 'red blob'(!), and I loved the finished product one with everyone.