’tis the season…

For snooping around the tree..

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And trying to look innocent when you’ve been caught.

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For loading into the car…

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and squealing in anticipation of all the lights – colored, white, pretty, and gaudy – that we’re headed out to see.

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For stopping at Starbucks…

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and breaking bread (or cookie) with your Daddy.

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‘Tis the season for knowing deep joy.

JenniferDecember 19, 2009 - 4:04 pm

Sounds like a perfect evening!! I sooooo love going out to look at the lights but can’t get anyone to go with me any more. I guess I’m the only one who hasn’t outgrown them. 🙁

aunt may mayDecember 19, 2009 - 4:41 pm

LOVE IT!!!

DreaDecember 19, 2009 - 7:33 pm

those are so cute!

GramaDecember 20, 2009 - 7:40 am

Can’t wait to see you all in just a few days. E is following in mommy’s ways — you had (and still have) snooping around the tree mastered!

Jenny ZDecember 20, 2009 - 11:34 am

Erin, that picture of B-Ro with his tounge sticking out near the tree is just magical.

Jen ODecember 20, 2009 - 5:33 pm

So awesome! How do you get such sharp photos in that low of light??? Love it!

adminDecember 20, 2009 - 7:58 pm

Thanks you guys!

Jen, what works for me in low light is really searching out the area of most contrast. I have trouble with my camera focusing in low light but if I can get my subject into the light a bit so there’s contrast in the eye then I can get it to grab focus. Then snap FAST since your shutter speed is bound to be slow.

beccaDecember 20, 2009 - 9:31 pm

Deep joy indeed. What a wonderful evening.

JanMarch 3, 2015 - 1:19 am

I totally dig this idea, but . . . who writes the first letters you guys or us? (above says, you guys, however the email I got just said we write them.) What is the subject matter? Can we write about anything? I’m able to imagine this is a lot cheaper than therapy or medication for some folks. Can we include photos of our cats? How about recipes for vegan cupcakes? There is actually a chance I may have interesting things to write about. What is the statistical probability that the reader will treatment? Fantastic idea! You are all wonderful. Please advise.

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