Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December Daily - Day Twenty

Wow, I cannot believe today is the 21st, only three more days until Christmas.  I can't believe my album is almost done.  I'm trying to come to terms with the fact that there are stories that haven't been told this year.  Stories that I included in previous years but didn't have room to include this year.  I guess its an evolution of sorts and a sign that our lives are getting busier, Simone is growing and wants to do new things and I'm not needing to rely on filler pages like I had in the past.  All in all, I'm pretty excited about the way the book has turned out this year.  It just keeps getting better and better each year.

Yesterday was so busy and we decided to head down to Old Sacramento in the evening to watch the Theatre of Lights show.  This is the third year for the show but our first and it was a lot of fun.  They close down one block and light up the buildings.  Mark Twain appears and regales days gone by and how he used to live in the area and the first time the story Twas the Night Before Christmas was published in the local newspaper.  He reads the story to the crowd and bits and pieces come to life on the roof tops.  Here are the pages;



I think the best part of the evening for me was taking a chance, shooting in total manual mode and actually getting some really great shots, no flash, totally on my own, f stops, shutter speed, ISO, all of it.  This photography thing is really starting to sink in and I'm loving it so, so much.

After the show we went over to Joe's Crab Shack to a) get warm (it was so cold!) and b) get some dinner.  We had a great time at dinner, Simone sat and colored and patiently waited for her food to come.  We had planned on doing some stocking shopping but by the time we were done with dinner I had totally forgotten that part.  Larry decided it was probably best he do it alone later anyway.

Today I'll be doing some treat baking and have a "favorite things" pages planned for today.  It will probably get done tomorrow morning so check back then for more.

Have a great day!

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