Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


As has become my tradition, Christmas is the one day a year that I just want to relax. No responsibilities.....nothing. In the past, I have just played all day. Mostly enjoying new Nintendo games and spending time with the kids. This has become a little more difficult as the kids get older. I cannot spend the kind of time with each of them the way I'd like to. It was much easier with a couple young boys, playing Zelda for 20 hours straight. Now I get to do a little bit of many different things. I sat and toyed with my new Itouch quite a bit this year, as well as setting up the awesome TV my parents got us. Fun new gadgets! Anyway, I did take a few pictures, but I am not going to post any. It is my day off. This is one of the problems having a job doing something I love so much. It becomes hard to separate the enjoyable hobby of photography from the job. Any way, Christmas was a good day. I need to extend this vacation a little bit! Can I have a few more days off?
MERRY CHRISTMAS and God bless us, everyone!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Freaky Christmas

I had to drive Eli and Katie into town to see a concert, so I decided to take the girls with me. We went to Macy's to see their famous Holiday display. The Christmas Carol display was a little freaky for Eve, especially since they were about to close, and we were the only people in there. After you go through the Dickens display, Santa Claus is waiting for you to sit on his lap. Chaya was a litle freaked out about this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Throughout this project I wanted to do regular traditional "self portrait's". It is historically a meaningful exercise, and something photographically that I have always avoided. I had an illustration class in college in which the teacher asked us to draw a self portrait a week. He wanted us to learn how to illustrate how we were feeling, under a traditional portrait guise. I guess by stepping out, and looking at ourselves, we can learn something about ourselves......
Any way, I have a lot of trouble looking at pictures of myself. I love to observe and capture other people through photographs, and I think I do this pretty well but I cannot do that with myself. Something to work on.........

Monday, December 3, 2007


Jay and his friends have picked up a new activity....Boxing. In this case late night ice boxing. It is much harder on an icy driveway, in the dark.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


We celebrated Eli's seventeenth birthday at The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant. YUM!