After 2+ months of hype, Christmas is over. I don’t think there is really anything else year round which has such a build up and then the day after everything quickly goes back to normal. For Christmas I decided to try and be 100% with everyone I was with, and thus left my blog to fend for itself. But I’m back with a quick re-cap of the past few days and excited to post a lot of wedding photos over the next few days!
As I was thinking back over the past few years of Christmas, one of my very favorite memories is being alone. That might sound a little bit like I am the grinch. But let me put it in context. Every year life is always especially busy coming into the Christmas season. Then all of a sudden there comes a day when finals are over, or your work let’s you off for the week, or for those of us who are self employed you finish everything on the critical to-do list. Then all of a sudden there it is. Right in front of a you, a few days with no work on your plate and a moment to breathe. Over the the past 10 years right when that point comes I have gotten into a habit. I will go to Starbucks, order my favorite drink, find a seat by the window with some warm sun streaming in, and take some time to think and journal about my life. It’s such an enjoyable experience that just remembering all those times brings a smile to my face and warm memories. =). This year it happened the morning of Christmas eve and I LOVED it! =).
After last years crazy frenzy of travel all over the country, Suzy and I decided to stay home this year. On Christmas Eve some of my family came over to our house, and on Christmas some of Suzy’s family came over. It was nice. Especially since we are both off to Atlanta to shoot a wedding in a couple days.
I also got a number of Christmas gifts, but my favorite was just a little one from Suzy. The wedding band I got when we were married is made of tungsten carbide and is actually really heavy and sometimes gets in the way when I shoot. So one of my gifts from Suzy for Christmas was a much lighter wedding band made of stainless steel. For our wedding I gave her a locket which says “I love my Suzal” on it. So she got the ring engraved with “Your Suzal Loves You” Awww.. wasn’t that sweet! =).