Photo Challenge for December 24th: Pajamas.
Josh and I celebrated "our" Christmas today! It was a blast. Josh loved his gifts... I worked very hard on them, so that was super rewarding. Josh gave me a bunch of camera accessories... I've barely had a chance to play around with them, but I did use my new 18-55 lens to shoot the PJ photo :) And here are a couple shots I got with two of the other main gifts:
Lensbaby Control Freak (with a few interchangeable optic lenses):
I'm thrilled. THRILLED. Seriously the best part, though, was seeing Josh's face when he opened my gifts to him. I was able to surprise him completely with most of them! I love that feeling! Don't tell him I told you, but he even teared up over one of my handmade gifts to him <3 That's what I love about Christmas.
When I talked to my dad about it, he reminded me that my mom had lost her ring during the first few years of their marriage, too. He said, "..we're still going strong after 27 years, so maybe that's a good sign!" Hahaha. It was interesting, talking to the different workers in my quest for my ring today. A couple of them commented on how that was bad luck. That surprised me! I don't think of the ring as what keeps Josh and I together. Like, I know we'd be okay even if both of us lost our wedding bands.. and our marriage license, too! It's not about superstitions for me... I'm just sad and frustrated with myself for losing such a sentimentally valuable piece of jewelry. Sigh. I have faith that it will turn up... But if it doesn't, I'll just have a less sparkly left hand. Nothing else will change. BUT I STILL WANT TO FIND IT haha. I'm such a girl.
Now I'm finishing up a last-minute project for my family's Christmas :) We're watching Slumdog Millionaire! (well... Josh fell asleep :P) And I'm happy. I'm excited about Feener Christmas tomorrow.