Carmen and the rest of the family went to Florida:
my wonderful parents. i thank God every day!
eating caramel apples at ellinton. :) o lovely lovely sweetness to share a caramel apple with three of the most wonderful siblings in the world. only one of the good things about florida.
the sand between my toes. the huge blue horizon with nothing in view. finding conch shells. drinking capri suns. dancing in the water. laughing. catching up on the last couple months with jen. i really do love the beach. i think i'm gonna get married there.
tampa airport. 8 o'clock p.m. watching all the lovely people in this world as they went by. christmas eve eve. we made a scene to say the least. dad with his hat jen with her ears. yup i love my wacky family!!
one of my favorites. i couldn't decide between this one and another one. this is why i love photography i learn new things. :)
this is us. me and my beautiful sisters and mom. they are what even me out. my best friends in the whole world. only one things wrong. shelle's missing.
My hubby and I picked up our brand new puppy and headed off to visit my family in PA:
It has become a tradition for our family to make "Christmas cookies" every year. I remember doing it when I was little and now that I'm married, my little sister says that we have to make them together. I really don't mind. :)
Charlie Dog. We litterally brought him home, loaded the car and left for PA. He was only 8 weeks old at the time. But he did really good. He's terribly smart and I easily taught him a handful of things while we were in PA. I love my dog! :)
Some Christmas details. I love my mom's Christmas tree!
Another tradition: taking a picture of the "kids" in front of the Christmas tree. This year, the picture had to include Charlie and Crosby. [notice Charlie's santa hat :)]
Two of my favorite people. Great Aunt Mary and Great Uncle Lloyd. [however, we usually forget about the "great" part.] They are like a 3rd set of grandparents for us...and have become even more special since Grandma has passed away. Since I haven't seen them since Sept. 2007, I was thrilled to be able to spend time with them.
And to close: one last picture of Charlie enjoying a Christmas gift. Why? Just because it make it makes me smile. :)