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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Welcome Home Sgt. Daniel Vasselian

Normally I would be writing a blog post about New Years Eve today, but instead I would like to share with you the homecoming of a hometown hero......Sgt Daniel Vasselian, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan on Dec 23rd.

I am so proud of the town of Abington and proud to call Abington my home. We are a small close knit community and the whole community came together on this cold December day to welcome Danny home. Photos in blue tint for a very somber day.

Ryleigh was asleep and unaware of her surroundings, but I'm glad she was with us today.

And finally a special tribute I made this morning. I pray that the Vasselian and Doyle families find comfort from all of the support they are receiving, and I'm glad that they know that we appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that Danny made.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas is for all creatures, great and small

I photographed this Female Junco in my yard last year after a snowstorm. The red bow and ice frame was added with some photography software to give a Christmas feel to the image.
Three more days until Christmas. It just doesn't seem possible. I got my wrapping all wrapped up today....pun intended....and the food shopping has been done for the most part. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas preparations. I don't like to hear people say they are stressed this time of year. That is so not the reason for the season. I hope you always remember what is important!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snuggled up at home

Tonight's Camera Club Christmas Party has been cancelled due to snow, so I am home all cuddled up with my blankie and laptop. Hope there's a good Christmas movie on The Hallmark Channel tonight. I just love all of those corny Christmas movies.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like..........

Christmas! What a beautiful time of year for a wedding!!! Mr S and I are getting ready to attend the wedding of one of our son N's best friends, Christopher. They met in Kindergarten and have been best buds ever since. I will never forget Chris's adorable round face with the big smile staring out the window of the School Bus each day.......always sitting in the very first seat. One of the best things about their friendship is it brought one of my best friends into my life......Chris's friend Mary. Love you guys and am really looking forward to celebrating with all of you today!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Seeing Santa

Miss J and I took Ryleigh to see Santa today at the Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro. For those that don't know this......a visit with Santa is FREE at the Bass Pro Shops. They even allow you to take your own photos of Santa with your child/children! We had a fun day, and did some Christmas shopping while we were there.

Ryleigh wasn't too sure about what to think of the big guy........

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I MUST work on my procrastination. It is probably my worst trait........

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let it snow

Loved the snow today. It prettied things up around here.

Do you see the "bird" in the tree? I had to do a double take when I first saw it! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Deck the Halls

How's your Christmas preparation coming along? Have you got your tree up yet? Your house decorated? Your shopping started?
Yeah.....I'm a little behind on all of the above. I did start decorating the house. Hope to finish that tomorrow. The thoughts of decorating inspired me to make this image:

This year Christmas seems like it's approaching so quickly, huh? But ready or it comes! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Edaville Railroad

I went on a roadtrip to Edaville Railroad in Carver MA with my Camera Club last Saturday photoraph the Festival of Christmas Lights. It was a chilly evening, but with virtually no wind, it felt comfortable and refreshing to be outdoors. As always, I had a great time out photographing with my friends.

With the magic of a slow shutter speed....

And finally the star of the show.......the train of course!

I know I have been slacking with my blog posts has been brought to my attention :-). So....I am going to try to post daily from now until Christmas day!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmastime with Ryleigh

Christmas is going to be extra special for our family this year, since we now have Ryleigh to celebrate with. She brings so much happiness, love, and joy into our lives!!!