Monday, December 29

Moments in Time: Christmas 2008

I always like to take shots when people aren't expecting it. Quite often I'm able to capture a moment in time - a moment when people are being themselves and not posing for the camera. Here are a few shots I was able to get on Christmas Day.

Mom and Tarryn with the bath toy that hubby and I gave him for Christmas. Beside them, Barry is playing with his new DS.

Mom and Griffyn taking in everything that is going on. This is a definite moment in time.

Michelle, talking to Tarryn and though he will only be 5 months old on January 1st, he's doing his best to hold up his end of the conversation.

Jordan and Tarryn enjoying a moment of closeness. Jordan likes his cousins to visit and having little ones around.

Jordan, chilling out and relaxing while everyone else is busy doing other things. He was thrilled that he had the entire couch to himself.

Brandon enjoying the new Rock Band 2 game. He likes playing the guitar and does really well with it.
Jack and Tarryn. Jack is trying to figure something out and there is a look of puzzlement on his face. Tarryn is falling asleep on Daddy's lap.

Griffyn kissing a sleeping Tarryn. This is a precious moment in time and a photo that I will treasure. This would make a beautiful gift for both boys when they are older.

That is about all the photos of Christmas. Soon we will be taking down all of the Christmas decorations and storing them away for next year. It will be here before we know it, but who knows what the New Year has in store? Right now it looms before us, a blank book and some of what is written on those pages will be our choice; some of the events will be out of our control. Whatever the New Year brings, it will be written on these blank pages and I'm going to do the best I can to make sure that the writings are something I can be proud of when the events are of my choice. What will you write in your book for 2009? Whatever it is, I hope that it is all positive and that the New Year brings you abundant blessings, laughter, love and all the good things that life can hold. ~Blessings, Mary!


  1. Those are great moments in time. This is a reminder to me to take pictures that aren't always posed.

  2. Looking at the blank pages too!
    I know the story He is wanting to write will bring great joy to our hearts when we see the glory it brings to His kingdom that will last forever.
    Lets do it girl!
    May our lives be the snapshot in time that never fades.

  3. You can just see all the love in those photos. Good children enjoying each other!!

  4. You have such a beautiful family!!!! Happy 2009 ...hugs..m.

  5. Great pics, Mary, and beautiful children. I too like pics that are taken without someone posing for the camera - but it is hard to always catch them at just the right moment.

    I have been fortunate enough to capture some pretty good stuff - and funny stuff. Family keepers.

  6. Lovely family photos Mary, it's important to keep memories like this.

  7. You are soooo right -these pictures are all truly "Moments in Time" and priceless memories being held still forever for you.

  8. Beautiful moments of the Christmas season, Mary, with loved ones enjoying each other. You take great pictures.

    May the new year bring health, happiness and many more blessings to you and all your loved ones. Happy New Year!

    Love and Hugs,


  9. I ♥ the one of your mom and Griffyn and the one of Jordan and Tarryn. Great photos Mary.

    Life and family at its best.

    I also really enjoyed your rendition of 2009 and the book of blank pages waiting to be filled with life. Awesome. Great picture that conjures.

  10. These are such precious photos and touching memories. I love the last one. I also love your new blog heading. Super!

  11. I loved your photos! Have a blessed 2009!

  12. Great photos!
    Loved what you said about the year beign a book of blank pages.
    Mama Bear

  13. Looks as if you had a warm and wonderful Christmas. I hope that the New Year brings you lots of happiness and good health.

  14. So many Aw Sucks photos. Thanks for sharing.

  15. enjoyed seeing your sweet family enjoying Christmas...
    the blank pages of 2009 are there for us to make the most of our choices...
    I pray that I make the right ones as I step into the new year...
    have a blessed 2009!!

  16. How fun to see some of your family photos from Christmas. Thanks for sharing. I've left 'New Year's gifts' on each of my blogs, so drop by when time permits and 'snag' your copies.
    Hugs and blessings,

  17. What a lovely time you had. I enjoyed reading about your Childhood Christmas memories. I think we all have some that are special.
    I wish you a very happy and positive New year!