Friday, November 26, 2010


The White House

The White House being abducted by an alien beam of light.  No big deal.  We've been home for a few days now from tour.  Tour was a pretty fun time, especially the time we spent in New York.  I know a lot of people are really in love with that city and I understand the magic and excitement that it holds even more now that some of my closest girl friends live there.  I had missed them so and it was just so amazing to spend time with people whom I feel soulishly close to.  Coming home was a bit of a relief, we both missed our bunnies and just being comfortable but I think Christopher and I have been waking up each morning wishing we were in New York.  Maybe one day.

Thanksgiving has come and gone. I always have such mixed feelings about the holidays.  They are a stark reminder of the people who are not here anymore.  They are so overtly commercialized.  There is so much pressure surrounding the holidays that they cause me more anxiety than joy most of the time.  This year Thanksgiving was nice and cozy but I still missed my brother and wondered why we need a special holiday to get together.  Sorry to be a debbie downer!

I do enjoy snow and (some) holiday decorations and the fact that people are baking treats like ovens are going to cease existing and drinking hot cocoa to warm my hands and I DO love gift wrapping.

I'm rambling aren't I? I wonder what other people think about the Holidays- what's your perspective?


  1. your sentiments echo my own. the pressure, and most especially, being reminded of those that are gone. my mom embraced the holidays in the same way i do my cameras- with a fierce love and a happy heart. she was the center of the holidays for me and always made them incredibly special. i still, after 5 years, cannot wrap my head (or my heart) around celebrating without her.

    (great shot by the way. i was born in D.C., and like you, have loved NY since i was young and before i had the pleasure of traveling there. i swear i lived there in another life).

  2. So bummed we miss you during your NY visit. Come back soon please!!

  3. Sorry to hear about your momma :( I can't fathom my life without my mother. We are really close, especially after my brother passed. It's awesome though to have friends and family make the holidays bearable!

    KCART! I want to come back and when I do I'll make sure you guys are around! XO