Home for the Holidays

We made the annual trek back east for Christmas and despite the frigid temperatures had a fabulous time with our families. Here are some photos from our week in Vermont at my sister’s house. We spent much of the time playing in the snow (well…ice really), cooking and just enjoying time together as a family. Here’s to another happy holiday season.

For Christmas Eve we had a Yankee Swap Party with the whole family. I believe the compression socks and Galileo thermometer were the most sought after (err…stolen) gifts of the night. Sadly no one wanted to take the over-sized t-shirt I opened from Dad.

The joys of Christmas morning.  There is nothing better than watching my niece and nephews’ faces light up with each gift they opened…and gave.

Stay tuned for more photos of the beauty of ice covered Vermont and our trip farther north to Montreal :)

Pulled Pork Tacos

Last night we made a big batch of our pulled pork tacos for some friends. They were a big hit! Especially when topped with my husband’s delectable chili sauce.

Pulled Pork Tacos

Challenging Myself

My New Year’s Resolution is to step out of my comfort zone and ‘put myself out there.’ I wish I could say this was an easy task, but then, I guess I wouldn’t need to make a resolution out of it. Starting this blog last year was a big step in this direction and amazingly has provided me with a little confidence boost. Now the challenge is to find more ways to share my work.

One thing I’d like to start doing is participating in photography contests. This month Rock the Shot Forum has challenged it’s readers to post their favorite photo from 2013. It took a lot of thought to choose a favorite photo. There were just so many directions I could go! In the end, I decided to post this one that I took of my niece while vacationing in Spain this summer. Not only I am proud of the image, but it reminds me of a special time we spent together as a family.

Here’s to 2014! A new year, full of new (and hopefully exciting) challenges.


Also, check out my niece’s site www.sofiaofficial.com to hear her extraordinary music! I’m pretty proud of her as well :)

Challenging Myself

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