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So, how was your Christmas? Our Christmas was wonderful...

We had a white Christmas! It was beautiful! It was the first white Christmas we had seen in 8 years or so and the first time Oklahoma had been under a blizzard warning in years and years...possibly ever for some places. We've enjoyed playing in the white fluffy stuff.

We made snow angels...

lots and lots of snow angels.

We've played in the snow until our fingers are numb and our noses are so cold they're about to fall off.

Then we've come back in, drank some hot cocoa, and went back out for more.

The snow wasn't the only good thing about Christmas. Santa was good to me! (Apparently I wasn't so bad after all ;) I got a new camera! It's a Canon EOS Rebel XS...I love it! I have over 500 pictures from Christmas, but would like to edit some of them before posting them here on my blog. What kind of photo editing software do you use? Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things...and not being very successful at it. My Google Reader is FULL. I've got tons of new toys to find a place for and we're getting ready to have Isaiah's 6th birthday on Friday!
We've also had a loss in our family. My Grandpa Norman (my dad's dad) passed away on the 28th. His funeral is this weekend. He will be greatly missed. I'm just thankful that I listened to the voice inside and took the opportunity to go and visit him a week or so never know when your last visit will be.
I encourage you all to embrace each moment you get with family and give lots of hugs...really mean it...hug 'em tight! I'll try to get around and visit you guys as soon as I can! Love you all♥
I wish for health, happiness, and peace for each and every one of you in 2010.

16 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

Oh Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

Glad you had a wonderful, white Christmas. I always loved that. :)

Darlene said...

Hi Jenny,

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. So good that you visited him a week ago. I'm sure that eases your mind.

Wasn't our snow FABULOUS?!?! It is finally almost melted here today. The rain/snow/sleet mixture that was coming down last night seemed to help ours along a bit.

Hope you have a great Wednesday.♥

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather..

I did not see Edward in the snow... LOL

Carrie said...

Im so sorry about your granddad

Snow on Christmas how great! I can't wait to see all your pictures

have a wonderful new years!

Rhonda said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss Jenny. I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. Looks like OK got more snow then us (AR). Not enough for snow angels or snowmen. Hope you have a blessed 2010!

Kelli said...

First, I'm sorry for your loss.

Second, you got some pretty snow...that actually looks like fun.

Third, enjoy your new camera. I need to work on editing too.

MiMi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your grandpa. :( It's so good you got to visit hime recently though!
I am glad you got lots of good stuff for Christmas and snow too!

Shawn said...

I'm sorry for your loss it's heavens gain though!

I used Picasa when I had a PC I use iphoto now that I'm a Mac girl. Picasa is easy and FREE!

I miss the beauty of a fresh snow fall and making snow angels but that's it....nothing else!

Happy NEw YEar!

shortmama said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather, but so glad you got to see him before he passed.

I use Photoshop Elements when I edit. I dont edit everything. But that is what I use when I do!

~Billie~ said...

((HUGS)) So sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

Looks like you guys had a great time playing in the snow and enjoying Christmas, though.

Have fun playing with your camera!

Lemon Annie said...

Hey, Jenny!

Love the pics you took. The colors are so vibrant with your new camera. Isaiah is a doll. I adore that first picture you posted of him. Good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking about you and praying for you and your family!

kado! said...

oh sorry about your grandfather...that is such a blessing you visited him when the thought came to you!

the snowy Christmas looks awesome!!! LOVE your sons scarf and hat...So awesome!!!

...yeah on the new camera! Santa rocks!!! he brought me a new imac...and I'm loving it!

I LOVE seriously!!! L-O-V-E it! Buy the cheap..and you will be just as happy as I least I think! If you like my photos...I use my SLR and edit thru picnik.

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Jessica said...

I have a Canon and love it!!

Sorry to hear about your grandpa.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your Grandfather! Praying for you & your family!

It sounds like you guys had a really great Christmas!

Dawn said...

I'm sorry you lost your grandfather. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with him.

As far as editing software, the two I would recommend have been listed. Picnik and Photoshop Elements.

Congrats on your new camera! I love my Canon 40D. I just want new lenses! Ugh. Why do they have to be so expensive?!?!