Monday, January 02, 2006

Christmas Memories POTD

(click on each image for a better view)

Okay, so I'm cheating a little with the Photo Of The Day :) These pictures were actually taken on Christmas Day, but since Jim & I decided on the spur of the moment to go home to PA for a couple of days, this is the first chance I've had to add any Christmas photos to my blog. So does it count as a POTD if I just uploaded them onto my computer today? :) Anyway, this is what makes Christmas special......FAMILY! The first picture is of Cassie actually smiling......something that doesn't happen very often, unfortunately. But she was very happy with everything she got for Christmas & this picture proves it! The next picture is of my granddaughter.....I only got to see her for about 2 hours on Christmas Day, but during that time, I snapped plenty of pictures of her. She had such a great time opening all her presents & seeing her just made my Christmas complete :) Then I just had to take this picture of Jim opening his XBox (old version). He never thought I would buy him a video game system, but he really likes it. And of course, I had to buy him some sport games to go with, basketball & of course, Nascar :) Lastly, this is Shawn & Onyx, our dog. Unfortunately, I don't get to see him very often, either, so I truly cherish every moment I have with him.

All in all, our Christmas was pretty nice this year. On the 27th, Jim & I decided to go to PA to see my Mom, Dad & sisters. It was a short trip, but I'm really glad that we decided to go. We spent Tuesday night in Niagara Falls, Canada & of course, I had to take some pictures of the falls :) I just love it the falls at night when they shine the lights on them (click on each picture for a larger view):

And of course, I had to go by the falls again before we left to get some more pictures:

I could just stand by the falls & watch them for hours.....something about them just makes me feel at peace with everything. I can't explain it, really......going to the falls is like an escape to me. And I love going there whether it's summer or the middle of winter.....doesn't matter to me :)

Have a wonderful night.....I'm off to relax with Jim before heading to bed. Gotta get back into our 'routine' starting tomorrow.



Dar said...

Very cool photos of the falls Benita, love the ones with the lights on.

Cindy Lee said...

great photos of your family and spectacular photos of the falls! glad your home safe and sound! hugs, Cindy Lee

Kim said...

Hey...I live about 5 min from there!! American side though!! Great photos!!

Wife2TJ said...

We went to Niagara on our honeymoon. It was so beautiful. I hadn't seen it with the colored lights on though, very beautiful. Great pictures!