Wednesday, December 25, 2013

359/365 Christmas

"Beethoven's First"

It is hard to believe that Christmas Day has come and gone already.  I'm not exactly sure how it all happened but I think everyone had a good day.  As far as Christmases go, we had a relatively low-key day.  That was OK with me.

I learned one thing today.  My family is a bunch of serious enablers!  They all gave me great gifts, many of which will support my photography obsession journey.  I got everything from a new camera strap, to a flash and, from Erin, the Bible illustrated with pictures done with Lego minifigures.  Yes, there is a God minifigure somewhere!

I also got a Beethoven action figure.  Like most things (and people) in my world, he quickly became a model for a round of pictures.  Photographing him with some of my new Christmas toys sparked my creativity.  During the month of December I have been looking at all kinds of photos of people's Elf on the Shelf shenanigans.  They have been super creative and a lot of fun to look at.  I have decided that I am going to photograph my friend Ludwig throughout 2014 in this same vain.  I'm sure he will get into some mischief in the new year and I want to be there to document his every move along the way.  OK, reality check.  I probably won't photograph his every move.  My goal right now is to capture at least one photo of him each week.  So here we begin - Beethoven's first - of 52.

I didn't do a very good job with taking pictures during the day today.  I think I was too busy reading instructions and playing with new stuff...and eating.  As I looked through the day's photos it is funny to me the one that emerged as my favorite.  I'm not even sure why, but here it is.

Brooke painting Erin's fingernails with silver polish.  This was then followed by another coat with red and silver sparkles.  How silly is this?  I love it.

I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas Day however you celebrated.  May joy and peace fill your hearts and homes during this Christmas season and in the new year to come.