Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

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From our family to yours, we hope you have a very merry Christmas!

P.S. Don't forget the reason for the season!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shoot the Moon

Last week, H & I went out to shoot the moon...literally. Due to hazy clouds, the moon was looking mighty mysterious. We set up a tripod in the middle of our street (good thing we live in a low traffic area) and tried our best to get a good shot. For nighttime or low light shots, it is really important to leave your shutter open for a long time (to let as much light in as possible). That means that even the slightest shake will usually lead to image blur. So what happens when you combine a camera with a long, heavy lens, high winds and an extremely cold photographer into the mix? Camera shake. Oh well! It didn't turn out like I wanted--it's not quite as good as my total lunar eclipse picture--but it's still kind of fun. It's good to get out and experiement sometimes. You should try it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Zawicki Family

Welcome to the blog on this insanely cold winter morning!

I'd like you to meet my sister-in-law & her family.

My neice & nephew have the most gorgeous eyes!

Mike & Sherry: two of my favorite people!

These were taken at the Duncan Country Club after Thanksgiving. I was shocked to find that Duncan actually had leaves left on their fall trees, unlike the bald trees we had at home.

I couldn't leave the golf course without getting an old fashioned golf shot!

My guess is that the golf courses in Oklahoma are going to be a bit lonely for a while as it is currently less Oklahoma-like and more Arctic Circle-like! Stay warm, everybody!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

Wondering what I've been up to? Well, right now, I'm listening to the joyful glees of my 6-year-old playing in the first snow of the season.

What is it about the first snow that can automatically bring excitement to a kid? Even if it's just a light dusting, they are still thrilled to put on their snow gear and play in it. (And what is the obsession with eating snow??? Okay, I admit, I had that obsession too...)

Other than that, I've been busy with the holiday season, as many of you are. I'm also graduating from college this semester, so I'm focusing on finals this week.

There are still a few sessions left to post before my holiday break, so I hope to do that soon. Until then, stay warm & toasty...and don't forget the hot cocoa!