I took some much needed R & R for the holidays. J, JOE and I were on the move for the most part and I just didn't get a chance to blog.
I took A TON of pictures. In light of the fact that I got an eye-fi card for Christmas, I no longer have to plug in my camera. Images are transferred via wi-fi. I am trying to decide if I want a "big girl" DSLR camera versus the point and shoot I currently have so I decided to take as many pictures as possible to see if it is something I want. If it is, hubby knows it'll be on my Christmas list this year :-).
So on to the festivities of the holidays! WARNING: PICS HEAVY!!!
Here are some pics of JOE cheesing it for the camera in the outfit her grammy got her for Christmas. She wore it to Church the following day.
For the record. She loves going back and looking at these pics. Its just too cute!
|JOE playing with my new UGGs boots. She wanted to sample them first but I would have none of that :-).|
|My new backpack for traveling! I loved using it! It is light weight and doubled as JOE's diaper bag while we were in Boston.|
|I think I'll be doing this every year. This one is from Christmas 2013|
|Some of the Christmas presents. This year, only the kids got gifts. But everyone got stocking stuffers.|
|JOE on Christmas morning. Its like she knew it was Christmas day and she would be getting lots of gifts! :-)|
|Me and my mini-me. We got the red and black memo :-).|
|3 generations of strong-willed women...:-)|
|I love this shot of JOE. I think I am getting better with my camera :-).|
|My little bro playing the drums. He is quite awesome! And ladies, he is single!!! He is a God-fearing, educated and working man who has lots to offer. Oh and he cooks too! I'll be screening any potentials :-)|
|My baby sister...aka "Attorney T". How they grow so quickly! Proud of her! Yes, this is at Church on Christmas morning and that's my dad preaching! SMH :-/|
|JOE with my other sister and her fiance. He got to experience Christmas with a large family. He did great!|
|My mom, my little bro and JOE|
|This picture typifies their relationship. They are always goofing off but they love each other very much! This is my oldest nephew and my youngest sister.|
|My nephew got Air Jordan's for Christmas and he wanted to make sure I got pics of it.|
|I love this picture of my mom and my nephew!|
|My beautiful mom!|
|Yes, we all take pictures by the tree. My sister and her hubby to be.|
|J & I by the tree.|
|We didn't even have everyone's stocking up there!|
|J with the youngest grand kids. JOE and her cousin C. JOE is 4-months older than her.|
|Food, food and more food!|
|Learning how to take a panoramic picture. Not so bad!|
|The cousins with my older brother. C is his baby.|
While we were in Boston, my sister offered to take care of JOE so J and I could go out to lunch at Bertucci's. We VERY much appreciated it!
|J cheesing it for the camera.|
|Tired but happy I could get some alone time with my hubby!|
|Practicing my photography techniques. Faith, what do you think?|
|Clearly, I was bored! :-)|
|Better? I was one butter short! ANNOYED! I wanted to ask for another one but J thought I'd look crazy. In my head, it made perfect sense! :-)|
|Their special menu.|
|I got a sandwich with sausage soup|
|J got his always favorite Chicken domani!|
|Clearly, he enjoyed it because it was ALL GONE in minutes!|
|I on the other hand was trying to be good so I only had the contents of the sandwich. J had the other side of the roll. I did enjoy the soup though.|
|Had to make room for dessert! Warm apple pie with ice cream!|
|After all was said and done :-).|
|My nephews came over that evening and this was just too cute! He came in his batman suit! I love how his older brother photo-bombed his picture. And behind them, you can see C and JOE having a "discussion".|
|Too cute not to post.|
|At the spa.|
|My tea. Working on my photography again :-).|
|The bride-to-be getting a pedicure.|
|Time for a manicure!|
|All of us. One of my sisters couldn't make it to Boston this year. We had a great time relaxing at the spa. Some got facials and some a massage. I got a mani/pedi since I planned on going for a facial and massage on New Year's eve.|
|At the spa. The arrangement after we were done getting pampered.|
|A chicken sandwich with green wrap. I think that cancels out the calories right?|
JOE scored free fruits because she smiled at a waitress. I told J and he said "get her to smile some more so I can get an appetizer as well!" SMH!
|My drink. A mai-tai!|
|I LOVE LOVE the chicken wrap at P.F. Chang's|
|Egg drop soup.|
|My sister got a mixed drink but I can't remember the name now.|
|My dinner. Salmon with asparagus. I ate A LOT of fish during this trip.|
|My sister in law's dinner.|
|My youngest sister's dinner.|
|The bride-to-be's dinner.|
|Then there was desserts! I got a key lime pie. YUM!|
This is part 1 of 3 so more pics to come. Told you I had a ton :-).
I hope you had an awesome and blessed 2013 Christmas!