Photos: Christmas Time

For some reason, our culture treats the word, “Christmas” like its a bad word, covering it with a generic, “Happy Holidays” greeting. I find it strange since they advertise aggressively all of November and December for the day they aren’t even allowed to say. And maybe that’s okay, since they don’t know the meaning of Christmas anyway.

Regardless what one’s feeling is about Christmas, whether you believe in Christ or not, the gift of family and love is freely given to those who open their hearts to it. To forgive, to mend, to welcome and to share a beautiful holiday where we remember the greatest gift of all that was given to humanity. A baby born in Bethlehem. Emmanuel. God with us.

Christmas Day – My Grandpa’s house.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

 

 

Pics: Christmas Tree Farm

The best part of Christmas is preparing for it. Last year I was so busy that I didn’t take the time to enjoy the season. I decided this year to start Christmas early. My family and I went to a tree farm for the first time to get a fresh tree.

It was exciting checking out all the different trees, looking for the perfect one for our house. Well we’re looking at tree a horse started to neigh. We stop and hung out with him for a while.

As we walked around we came across their petting zoo. I was so excited when I saw a pony and the pigs. The atmosphere was so peaceful.

Going to the tree farm early allowed us to get the most beautiful tree on the lot. When they put the tree in the truck and the smell of the pine tree filled the air it reminded me to spend time with my family more. To create new traditions and to create moments.

Here is a short video I created. You’ll get to hear the horse.

Holiday Photos with a New Camera

I saved up this year to buy a fancy point and shoot camera, the Nikon CoolPix P300. As a photographer, no point and shoot camera will ever be good enough but what makes it special, are the people in the pictures.

Here are my holiday photos.

The drive home from Big Bear I told my friend, “Don’t fall in love what you don’t have but what you already do.” Pictures help us see the real beauty in life… Friends and Family.

Happy New Years.