Well, I have to say that this year has been one of the most eventful to say the least. I changed professions to become a math teacher and even added countless new clients to my photography client base. It has been a great year. One of the best blessing must have been having a Christmas break again. I know most of us don’t get more than a day or two off, but I haven’t had a “Christmas break” since 2002 when I was still in college, but even then I had my foot in a cast from busting my ankle and I still had to report back early for basketball practices. I had always been busy with basketball over the breaks, but that is the price you pay if you want to play college ball. If I had to guess, I haven’t got to spend more than a couple days with my family in Indiana during Christmas in almost 10 years! Well, thanks to becoming a teacher, I am able to spend a total of two weeks off with Alie and Maggie, and I was able to spend 6 days with my family in Indiana! We played games every night while we were in Indiana and we got to spend time with all of my family, my grandmothers, and even my best bud Ryan and his girlfriend Alana.
It has been so great to have time off, but I can’t wait to get back in to my routine’s again with school and photo shoots. I do have to share a few pictures from the break though. My sister was kind enough to send the Little People’s Farm to Maggie for her Christmas and she is loving it! She loves the little animals and the sounds the barn makes. She was having a good time, so I had to get her playing with the barn:
I also managed to grab a few more shots while were were up in Indiana. Here is another of Maggie and one of Dexter. I know I don’t post much about him, but he and Maggie are best buddies. She really does love that little dog!
It seems we have also made a tradition for our trip to Indiana for the holidays. We have started going to visit and tour the French Lick Springs and the West Baden Springs Hotels. We like to walk around and to see all the decorations and to just enjoy family time. I have seen these hotels go from nothing to a spectacular something! It is so nice to see these historic places making a difference in the community. Anyway, here are just a few pics of while we were at the West Baden Hotel.
This is the medallion that is in the center of the dome. It has a great multicolor light show that makes it hard not to stop and stare for a while.
Me having fun with one of the large ornaments on the huge Christmas tree:
This last one is my favorite. I tried to get one of these last year, but let’s just say it didn’t turn out since it was during the day time. This one is so much better! I had to angle myself at the base of the tree and shoot upwards to incorporate the medallion.
Remember I said I got to see Ryan and Alana too? They came with us to walk around the West Baden Hotel and I knew I had to post this picture right after getting it!
Sorry for such a long post, but I can only hope that everyone else has had a wonderful year too! Let’s hope the new year will as good as the last!