December 17: Just over a week to go -- and this is the only snow to be seen for miles
December 18: I just couldn't make myself delete this image.
December 19: Whoops. Again.
December 20: Not many Silent Nights around here at this point...
(Is it just me, or is the day count seeming a little off?)
December 21: This is the festive cord which attaches the fuzzy white ball to the soft, plushy redness of my Santa Hat.
Hint: If you EVER decide to take a picture every day for a year or two, when you get to the cold, dark winter months, take your picture early in the day, or you will end up just like me -- taking pictures of everything in your living room....
December 22: Ok, here's how I look at it -- Two years of daily picture taking, and I've missed roughly a week's worth of pictures.
I'm giving myself a pass.
(Yeah, something's wrong here...)
December 23: Very. Angry. Birds.
December 24: One last family photo shoot before the big day.
Love those big eyes.
December 25: He's eleven but still gets overwhelmed by the big day.
Matt literally stopped talking to me in mid sentence.
December 26: Assemble the minions!
December 27: If you don't have a carbon monoxide detector, get one. If you have one, change the batteries.
I changed mine Christmas night. Monday afternoon, the alarm went off. Fire trucks came. The gas company came. Emma slammed her finger in the fire engine's door, and got a sweet stuffed bear. And, eventually, we got the ok to come back home.
December 28: This is all I see when I look in the living room now.
It's time for it all to come down.
December 29: Um.....beauty products?
December 30: I love Christmas, but after about December 27, this is the best sight of all.
(Whoops. I know today is December 31, I'm not sure where I lost four days, but I'm not going back to find them)
December 31: Two years. I only meant to do one.
This picture is symbolic. You'll notice I'm not behind the camera, and the lens cap is on.
I'm not giving up on photography, I'm just taking a couple of days off.
I'm honestly glad I did this (now that it's over). I'm grateful to so many of you who have followed me on this journey -- though I've been almost completely absent from my blog, except for this weekly journal entry. I'm really looking forward to the new year -- I'm looking forward to coming back here to share more moments and images from my life. I look forward to writing again.
In a day or so, I'll go over the pictures from the last year and marvel at what a life I am truly blessed with.