Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blue Christmas

Yes, we are true blue through and through at this house. We love our Cougars...even though we weren't too happy about the outcome of the Las Vegas Bowl. Oh well. Life does go on!

I got this ornament for Parker this year. I thought I'd try to get the star effect with the Christmas tree lights on it. It took several tries and a bunch of different camera setttings to get it how I wanted, but I was pleased with the outcome!

And for my photog buddies, my settings were: f/22, 30 seconds, 100 ISO.

Derek and I went to Texas Roadhouse for lunch Saturday, and who should show up but four missionaries who sat across from us. We talked to them for a few minutes and oh, how it made me miss Nate. I told Derek we should buy lunch for the missionaries, so we gave them a gift card as we were leaving. I told Derek, "I hope there are people in Edson who are nice to the missionaries." And we know there are..Nate's told us. I did get a little emotional seeing the missionaries. I started crying right there in my mashed potatoes, but I tried not to be too overcome...


Oh, and did I mention that on Christmas Day, we get to talk to Nate on the phone? YEA!!!!!!

14 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful tree!! Grabbing the camera right now! Merry Christmas!! (and how wonderful that you get to talk to your missionary!!)

pat said...

Nice shot! Love the star flare right next to the ornament. Just wait, Margaret--that phone call on Christmas will make your heart jump out of your chest for sheer joy. :-)

Rachael said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkle of the lights and how they shine on the ball. That's so great you will get to talk to him!

Jackie's Shot said...

Nice shot. Love the just the right amount of star flare. I am feeling emotional this year for Christmas too. First time my daughter wiil not be with us. he moved to SC after graduating from college and doesn't have the vacation time right now.

Sharon said...

That was a nice gesture. I hope your phone call with Nate is long and pleasant.

Becky said...

Oh, my heart aches for you to be away from Nate for Christmas, but I know how wonderful that phone call will be for you! Great shot--I love the colors and the starlight.

Suzy said...

awww I hope someone is buying your Nate lunch to. What a gift to be able to talk to him on Christmas. Great photo and ((HUGS)).. No more potato crying for you :)..

PierKiss said...

Beautiful shot! I love the reflection of the lights on the ornament-so pretty!

Nicole said...

How fun and sweet of you all to buy their lunch. I can't wait to hear about the phone call!

Michelle said...

Love the star effect that you got! And how sweet of you to buy their lunch. I am sure that Nate is being looked after just as well.

Heather Taylor Photography said...

Nice!!! I need to find me a Utah Jazz ornament that I love.... ;)

Bobbi said...

I love the way the lights look on this ornament. So happy for you getting to talk to Nate too, have an amazing Christmas!

Lori said...

LOVE the star effect - gorgeous!

Amy said...

What a fun ornament and your light flare is so cool! :)