Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving UPdate

WOW! Thanksgiving came and went in a big hurry, didn't it? Hope yours was a blessed one!

Our attempt at making my mom's dressing turned out not-so-great. Let's just say she didn't really give specific directions, and it was more fun making it than eating it! Since we were already in the kitchen I decided to try a new concoction: butterscotch chex mix. I got this idea because Smooch's friend had made these over-the-top butterscotch rice krispie treats with chocolate icing....ooooh...the kind of treat that, upon the first bite, you hear yourself exclaim, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!" Well, b-chips don't really melt the same way c-chips do so, disappointed, I left the mixing bowl on the counter...spoon still stuck in it...and I think Scott ate it down, down, down to China town.

Took M on Wed to see Santa. To prep him before we left the house, I walked him over to our tree where we have a small ornament with last year's photo. I looked at the photo...looked at M....and realized I had bought him almost the exact same holiday outfit as last year!!! Someone please help me out of this fashion box that I'm stuck in! So his photos look almost the same...only he's bigger.

We left Santa (BTW, M did not smile AT ALL...which made Santa's elves a little grumpy) and when we got to our car I realized I had left my camera at Santa's workshop! PANIC! It's difficult to run through the mall (in wedge heels!) holding a child half your size without looking panicked! The grumpiest of the elves handed it to me with a knowing look when I breathlessly arrived back at the sell-your-kidney-for-a-Santa-photo counter.

Relieved, M and I headed to an outdoor shopping area for a little photoshoot. Despite taking off my lens cap to find that my lens protector had been shattered (perhaps some elfish payback for my laughter at their feeble attempts to make M smile?), I was determined to get in some good practice...and sweet M was very cooperative! Below are some of the photos. Sorry some are so small. I edited them in Lightroom (a new program I am trying for my class) and I don't know how to make them bigger without sacrificing quality....and my Flickr account is maxed out for free uploads for this month!









12 comments:

Andrea said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...OK, Late, but still!
Sorry the dressing tanked, but practice over the next year and it will be perfect for T-Day 2009.
The pictures are great of course. Glad you found your camera..I wasn't so lucky. Someone helped themselves to mine in San Antonio. :( I bet it was elves!

Love you,

Andrea

Mark Brooke Photographers said...

These are way to cute! I love checking to see your new blog posts.

Hauswife said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the photos, but the story is awesome, too!

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenna said...

Oh my gosh, that first Starbucks picture of M with his legs crossed is my FAVORITE. It is adorable!!!!

Our stuffing turned out awful too, and really, all of dinner was just mediocre. Next year, we've vowed to go out for Chinese! :)

Tami said...

M. looks so cute in that vest!! You always get such good shots:-). I'm so happy to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving....I'm sure you felt your mom's 'presence' there with you all.

dan and rachel said...

What great photos! I especially love the one of M by the ornaments. It's too bad that the elves were grumpy. So much for holiday cheer! :)

I bought Indi a Christmas dress that is very similar to last year's version. I could say I'm in a rut OR that I like a "classic" look. Ah, the power of re-framing! :)

Jon and Em said...

cool pics. he's just too cute! i hope you had a wonderful turkey day!

kari said...

i started to panic as i was reading the paragraph about the camera....

again, just LOVE these photos- are you framing any?

hugs!

Tracy said...

Love the pictures!I just posted new family pictures to my site...check them out.

Love!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

How I love that boy!!!

Love that last photo in the slideshow. Such a kissable face!

xoxo

Just Us said...

Tish you are getting soo good at this. Love the photos of M. I think I gotta fly you out here to Hawaii to take some good photos of Yu-Lin : )..he he he