December 4, 2017
Meagan just sent me these pictures of Noah helping Nathan hang lights and I knew you would love seeing them. (Isn’t Noah’s little tool belt/apron thingie the greatest?)
I had several people ask how to do the napkins fold we used for Thanksgiving so I am sharing the video that gave Sarah and I our ideas. The fold we ended up using was the Diamond Pouch fold. The only difference is that once Sarah got it folded, she looked on the back side of the fold and decided she like the way it looked better than the front side–so we went with it!
The folds are not as hard as you might think and having a video means you can go over and over it until you get it. (There is a fold for a Christmas tree that is especially cool.)
We will be in Charlotte from the 14th till the 17th and then will be in Florida till the 21st. To add to all the fun travel plans, Nathan is going to fly to Charlotte on the 15th and then drive back to Florida with Steve, Sarah and me. He and Steve can do all the driving and Sarah and I can loll around in the back seat together, eating peeled grapes and chocolate bon bons.
And speaking of offspring, while Sarah was home at Thanksgiving, we did a quick photo shoot for our Christmas card. None of these pictures has been edited so the lighting is a little off in some of them, but at least it gives you a glimpse into the Smith Christmas Card Photographic Session Overview 2017. (Or the SCCPSO17 for short.)
Right before the next photo was taken, Steve yelled out this favorite line from the George of the Jungle movie.
Obviously I didn’t quite get the memo but I enjoyed the fact that they were enjoying themselves so enormously.
Steve’s jolliness continued while Sarah transitioned back into her usual smiling, stunning beauty persona.
When I was going through the photos I was amused at the shots between the shots I discovered. Whenever I broke ranks to go look at the back of the camera to check poses, lighting, etc. I didn’t realize that my two photographic cohorts were standing stock still. I finally emailed Sarah to ask why they were so faithfully standing in one place and she said, “I think we were alternating between staring blankly at the camera as you were setting up and making comically serious faces.”
So there you have it.
Lastly, here is a photo of Noah and Madison with their other grandparents and an aunt and uncle and cousins. I am looking forward to seeing those sweet faces soon! (I especially love Madi’s expression in this photo.)
What about you?
Since we are on the subject of Christmas, do you have a favorite Christmas that stands out in your memory? It might be something recent or something from fifty years ago. Why was it so special?
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.