Thursday, December 9, 2010

Photo Retro

Nothing like a holiday season to take a normally hectic household and spin it into complete chaos. Welcome to my world. But, the past three weeks or so haven't been without highlights... or just randomness.

This is downtown Fort Wayne on Thanksgiving Eve. The (yet unlit) light display on the side of the building is an historic event in town: Santa, his sleigh and reindeer. I won't get into the whole history, but I will say it goes way back. People flock to the area, streets are closed off... coney dogs are consumed from Fort Wayne's famous Coney Island... and most years, umbrellas are raised. This year was no exception. We found a secret hiding spot where we could watch the lighting from the dry, toasty warm confines of our car. Let the countdown begin!


We hosted an early evening Thanksgiving dinner. It was a true blessing to all be together, given the Cameron brothers' recent string of surgeries. They hauled out The Settlers of Catan game, and well,... it was game on. Jenny and I did not play -- notice her knitting on the table... lower left of photo. She knitted, I watched. We learned that The Settlers of Catan is a long, long, long game. (Notice the time... after midnight.) I think James finally claimed victory somewhere around 12:30am. Or, as I like to call it, "what-the-hell-are-we-still-doing-awake" o'clock.

How do you win the love and admiration of all the kids? Two words: Reddi. Whip.

Cocoa and Calvin & Hobbes -- the perfect combination.

Sitting at the table after dinner, after homework... just enjoying the view of the tree.

And taking random crazy photos with the first kid to come by.

1 comment:

Lindy said...

Umm....just so there's no misconception. Umbrellas were most definately raised during the Santa Lighting this year BUT the wind promptly flipped them upside down so yeah, that sucked. :)