Clara’s first Christmas photoshoot

Her mom started the casual photo session showing me Pinterest mood boards. Bless your heart, Heather Brown. The good news is that your spawn is adorable.

Holiday lights

Back when we went to Blenko, I managed to sneak out this lamp. Yes I paid for it, but mom didn’t notice the extra box at the time. But sometimes you just need to give gifts early. So we put it out along with a bunch of holiday decorations. Brightened up her day, for sure.

New Year’s Eve 2017

Celebrated New Year’s Eve with an early dinner and a cocktail. Home by 9pm! The menu for the evening. Bad front facing camera shot of the crew. Forgot to bang on pans or eat sauerkraut at midnight.

Christmas Day 2017

Started the day with family and ended with friends playing some of that What Do You Meme, a card game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity, but maybe a bit more “blue“. Best seat in the house that day? Lola under the Christmas dinner table getting snacks from everyone:

Christmas Eve 2017

Celebrated Christmas Eve with friends, old and very new.

The Overlook Lodge

When you’re attending a holiday cocktail hour at the bar that is normally made to recall the hotel from The Shining but they’ve decked it out for the holidays and someone is wearing the perfect sweater.

Always worth a snapshot: Malls during holidays

Not my best Santa composition (previously and also previously), but it’s always fun to see. The mall was packed this Monday. I wondered if all these folks had jobs and then I remembered, I was there too. I was there to pick up a new computer that was over two years old, because I agree […]

Thanksgiving

Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting. As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles. My nephew […]