Christmas Eve 2011

Posted by: Maggie

I swear I’m going to get all my holiday posts up before January is over! I’m working on it!

Christmas Eve was about the same as usual. We went to my Dad’s place where he had all the extended family over. Baby Jack, as Eleanor always calls him, not just Jack, always Baby Jack, seemed a little overwhelmed by all the people and things to look at.

In the middle of dinner we were surprised by the choir from a local high school. My aunt had hired them to come and sing some carols for us. They were actually pretty good. It was kinda cool!

The extended family took off after dinner and our white elephant gift exchange. Once everyone had gone we opened our gifts. My brothers got their usual matching shirts, which is always pretty funny when we get to the third brother opening the same thing. I wonder what it will be!

Maria and I also got some matching t-shirts too.

Even Baby Jack opened some gifts. He was pretty excited about the wrapping paper.

It had gotten pretty late by the time we were done, and Eleanor passed out before we left. We got her home and straight into bed. And even though she was asleep I still managed to remember to put out some milk and cookies for Santa!

Christmas morning will be up tomorrow (probably)!

New Photo Workshop – Get Cozy with Your Camera

Posted by: Maggie

If you got a brand new DSLR for Christmas or made a resolution to finally learn to use the one you have instead of just using it as a very expensive Point-and-Shoot, I’ve got the class for you!

Head over to MKGP to get all the details on my brand new photography workshop being held in L.A. on January 28th! I hope to see some Cranky fans there!

Hanukkah 2011

Posted by: Maggie

Continuing with my late recap of the Holidays…the weekend before Christmas we celebrated Hanukkah with Josh’s family. We were actually celebrating early since Hanukkah started so late this year. We hosted the usual dinner at our place. I made regular and sweet potato latkes. The sweet potato ones were super tasty.

After dinner we exchanged gifts.

Josh and I along with his sister and sister-in-law Jenny got Josh’s dad an album of photos from their childhood, from their parent’s wedding through Josh and Beth’s graduations from high school. It was a project that I had been working on for literally years. I’ll dedicate a post to the album and the enormous project that it was later.

For now, I’ll say that Josh’s dad loved it.

We also made an album for Josh’s dad and step-mom of their wedding that I shot last year. They hadn’t gotten around to ordering an album from me and the day after Christmas was their one year anniversary, so I decided that I’d just choose their images and album design for them! Luckily they were very happy with it!

Eleanor also got some gifts that she was very happy with.

Christmas Eve with my family is up next!

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