Wow, what a wonderful few weeks! I'm both sad the holidays are over and happy that things will resume as usual again. Happy New year to all! May this year be the best one yet!!
We had a beautiful, peaceful Christmas. The big kids were really into santa this year (though I'm still torn about it). The joy in their eyes was absolutely wonderful. Ladybug got a dollhouse and GreenEyes got some monster trucks.
For Christmas Eve this year, I learned to truss a pork loin. I brined a whole pork loin, filleted it, then stuffed it with a pesto-garlic mixture. Then I roasted it atop a root vegetable medley. Good stuff. (Thanks to Guy Fieri.)
I also got two new lenses with my Zazzle/Cafepress earnings. I can't stop taking photos of late, much to my family's chagrin. I got a 35mm/1.8f and a 55-200mm/4.5f . I really love the fixed lens. It rocks my world. It's been a year since I've had my DSLR and I've just started to get my sea legs so to speak with my camera in manual mode.
Below are a few shots without people in them.
(lots of noise though, next time I'd use my tripod and a long shutter speed)
I just love this pic of my little girl's tea party and one of her favorite friends, Miffy.