I'm one of those people that can not stand anything Christmas related before Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Sure, it's a pain to prepare to host or to pack up and travel but all you have to do is eat! That I can do.
I will shop for Christmas gifts throughout the year because I have learned my lesson that if you wait the item you want will not be there when you go back to find it. But to go into Sprawl-mart or Tar-ghay and see decorations / hear carols drives me mad! I did spot some Christmas lights up last week at houses and I just grit my teeth and drove on. (Random side note, talking about gritting one's teeth - I now wear a nightguard to protect my own teeth from further grinding damage. I think I'm clenching harder now that I have something to actually chew on. Weird. Anyway.)
We pulled out the garland and light for our stairway this afternoon. I had some fun playing around with the camera settings and was hoping I might luck out with a Christmas card photo. Didn't quite work out, but I got some neat shots.
I'm really pleased with this one:
This might be my new favorite picture of Lorelai:
I swear, she does smile, but she was serious about the lights:
And then, bored:
Possibilities for the card:
I like this last one the best, but she's still out of focus.