Jake has done it again – a post to challenge my photographic abilities. I haven’t been too successful with night pictures or inside pictures. So here is my trial. Thanks to Leanne Cole and Russel Ray Photos for the tutorials on Photoshop to spruce these up!
Most of our Christmas ornaments stay packed in the boxes each year because one of us doesn’t like them, and because V likes simplicity. I have to agree with him on that when I see it. He is our decorator. I play on the computer.
The question is do you prefer the pictures with or without frames?
With or without snow? Oops, I got carried away with the snow. I just couldn’t help myself!!! I resisted until I had the frame made, then poof, out came the snow!!! Thanks VERY much Leanne! Now I’m hooked!
So do you like the heart, the bell, or the snowmen ornaments best?
So I’ll TRY on this picture to lay off the snow can!! Wish me luck!! Whew, I did it!!! 🙂
What else can I try? Remember that on my own, I am not creative. I HAVE to copy people. Here I managed to insert notes, but when I tried to insert a second set and make it a song, the first set disappeared. I couldn’t change color either. So I guess I need a tutorial on that skill.
When I was little, my grandma and I would decorate her windows with sponge on wax which was supposed to look like snow. We used stencils, and when we finished, we made taffy. I felt like I was decorating the windows with this picture. I got carried away with the tree, and totally snowed on it, too. I probably should have put ornaments on it, too, while I was at it.
So welcome to our simple Christmas. The table is set ready for you, but the food is not made. Are you coming tomorrow for Christmas Even dinner with Paula and the kids? Since V is Italian, we are having lasagna tomorrow, then going to our neighbors’ on Christmas day. The day after we will celebrate with Cindy, V’s sister, since she is working both Christmas and Christmas Eve.
When I was growing up we had turkey for every holiday. Grandpa or Dad was in charge of the roaster oven and carving the turkey. Mom ran interference with the grandmas in the kitchen. Grandma Golda was a LITTLE bossy. Her mother, Grandma Newkirk said, “Golda, I think I know how to put butter in the refrigerator!” Randy and I stayed out of the way, playing outside, testing the turkey as it was being carved, playing with new presents – if Dad wasn’t already playing with them. And, of course, we posed for pictures.
So from our home to yours, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years.
Lots of love,
Marsha Lee & V 🙂
For more ideas and beautiful pictures of Christmas take a look at Jakesprinters. He always welcomes everyone to share with him. He’ll tell you all the rules. 🙂