Recovering from Christmas
Daughtry was one of my Christmas gifts. Chris was the shoo in for Season 5 of Idol until in an unbelievable turn of events, he got dropped. Still can't quite figure that one out. However it may have been the better turn of events for him, because by forming his own band he'll probably do even better. The CD rocks. I can't wait for him to start touring. I'm so there.
Christmas went way to quickly for me. We had so many things going on, it just flew by. It got spread out over Sunday and Monday, so it was like a marathon of food and gifts with various friends and family.
My gifts to everyone this year centered on a theme. I think I mentioned before that I did fantasy photo shoots for all the nieces and nephews. Each of the younger ones chose two things they wanted to be when they grew up, then I found the costumes, sets, props, etc, and did photo shoots. Some I did in my studio, others on location. Anyway, the kids had a lot of fun (so did I), but it was a lot of work. The pictures were then turned into calendars, mugs, playing cards, personalized notebooks and posters for everyone.
I wasn't sure if the kids would be dissapointed that their gift was posters of themselves instead of toys, but thankfully they went over like crazy. Everyone loved it. The only downside is that now I may have to repeat this and as fun as it was, it took months to get it all together.
I'm really happy with how the pictures turned out though. Here are some to give you an idea of what we did.
We also shot candids at Thanksgiving, but since I'm in those (and I really don't like pictures of me that well) I'm not posting those. (That's the blog owners perogative.)