Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day Surprises

Yesterday was a great day. We were able to spend time with my family, Jason's family, and then we had "Jason, Christy and Casey time".. which is always special.

Casey got her iPod Nano that she asked for. I think I had convinced her that she wasn't getting it, so she was really surprised. It's red and has her name and phone number engraved on the back. For every red IPod nano sold, Apple donates $10 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, so Casey was excited about that.

Casey also got some beautiful antique jewelry from my parents. My dad is an antique dealer and Casey wants all things "old" from them for every birthday and Christmas. My dad got her a beautiful signed bracelet from Kramer of NY. It's a 1940's piece, and is Casey's favorite. I have pictures of her wearing it, but they are on Casey's camera which is with her at her dad's house now, so I'll post them, and other pictures from her camera later. Casey also got a new puppy at her dad's house. She is a chocolate lab, and I think her name is going to be Maggie. She is absolutely precious. Casey was very spoiled this year (aren't they all), but she appreciates everything so much. I don't mind giving as long as she takes care of her things and appreciates it. She definitely loves to give more than receive!

I got an awesome camera bag for my SLR camera. It is large enough to hold all of my future lenses that I'm planning on getting. :) I also got 4 filters for my camera. The picture below of the Christmas tree lights is with my new cross-star filter. I got a lens hood too for my current lens. I want a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens, but since they are so expensive, I'm going to have to save for those.

Casey made me an awesome painting that I'm going to hang in my dinning room. I have been looking for an abstract painting to hang in there, and haven't found one that I like. This one is perfect!! I am so excited about it.

Jason got a couple new games and accessories for his PS3. He is such a kid!! :) He opened one of the new games I got him and the game wasn't in there. The guy at GameStop forgot to give me the real copy, and I just got the case from the shelf. Thankfully they believed him and gave him the actual copy when he went by there this morning.

Tomorrow, we are going to Virginia to see my grandparents (Mom's side) and to see my dad's side of the family. I am not feeling too good today. I hope I'm not coming down with a stomach virus. I am going to drink lots of fluids and take it easy today. I would hate to miss time with my grandparents again, because I didn't get to see them at Thanksgiving.

I hope all of you had a joyous Christmas with your family!

Here are some pictures of Christmas day with the fam, and then the one of our Christmas tree with my new filter. I will post the other pictures later.


Alicia said...

So did you take these pictures? You are great with your SLR! I love that last pic of the tree.

Aspiemom said...

That star effect is really cool!

I'm glad Casey was so surprised with her Nano. My son wasn't expecting much because of our finances over the past several months, so was shocked by his Wii. I had bought it off eBay this summer before everything hit.

I hope that you are feeling better!

Shea said...

I'm glad that you had a great Christmas!!!

steveroni said...

It is SO great to read of these 'positive' Christmases. Thank you, Christy!

Anonymous said...

Love that tree picture with the lens filter!I've wanted an SLR,but I recently got a canon powershot sd990 and it does pretty well.BTW,your daughter is beautiful...

Brenda said...

I love the look on your daughters face when she opened her gift. The lights on your tree are amazing with the filter.

Amy said...

Tree pic is fabulous!! Wow I love it!!!!!

A chocolate lab named Maggie ey? I think I am just a weeee bit jealous ;) Chocolate labs are my favorite!! And well Maggie I am partial to ;)

I hope you feel better soon too!!!!!!

Genevieve said...

Oh...someday I'll get my SLR, and start collecting the lens. Gorgeous tree pic~ :)

Glad you guys had such a wonderful holiday, honestly so did we. My lungs have been bothering me off and on for the last week but not as bad as it was. I hope you aren't coming down with anything, feel better darlin.

talk soon :)


Loved your pictures. Looks like you and your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas.

God bless you and them.

Laryssa said...

That picture of the tree is fantastic. And I love Casey's expression when she's opening the gift! Truely priceless!! Glad you guys had a great Christmas and I hope you're feeling better.