Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goodbye Grandmother.

My dad's mom, my grandmother, my last living grandparent, passed away this morning. We knew it was coming, and I have such a weird mix of emotions right now. She has been sick and getting worse with each passing day, so it was time, and it came as a relief. But I am also sad for us, it's always hard to lose a loved one, no matter how expected it is. My dad says she is now at peace and happy because she has been reunited with her husband, her son Mike, and my brother. Farewell Grandmother Nopo. You were loved dearly and will be missed. See you again one day!

This picture is from the Nacho's baptism. Poor baby had an ear infection and was miserable. We went straight from the baptism to  the after house clinic. I have a picture of grandmother hold the Nacho somewhere, but I can't find it. It is probably on my other computer. So this will have to do.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

In order to try and get a few more possible Christmas card pictures, we staged a photo shoot at home tonight with the Christmas tree. It again, just confirms that I am a lousy photographer.

We also took some pictures when we went up to Grandpa Joe and Grandma Ruths yesterday.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa Pictures

This year we went to the Bass Pro shop to get Santa pictures take because you get one free one there. And I like free! Plus, the whole store is decorated so festively, so there are lots of places for photo ops. I took lots of pictures in hopes of getting something to use for a Christmas card. But what I have discovered is I am a terrible photographer. I definitely need to take a class or two. Luckily I have a cute kid and we will make something work out of this bunch.

I worried Mackinley would be scared and cry with Santa. At Halloween time she started showing lots of fears about things, and it hasn't gotten any better. She was scared of Halloween decorations, the scarecrow in the yard for fall, the gnome in Grammy's garden, mommy's stuffed Santa by the fireplace, so I figured the real Santa would be just as scary. But instead she did great. We have decided she can tell a difference between a fake statue and something that is alive. Reid-o just slept the whole time.