So this is the real start of the new year. A full week without holiday breaks and Christmas cookies and presents and parties. And frankly, I’m ready.
I’m not one of those people that holds onto Christmas long past Dec. 25, and all the lush decorations and special holiday treats start to feel like too much excess in the bright new light of the dawning year.
I’m famous in my family for objecting to Christmas decorations left up long past their time (like FEBRUARY, folks, I’m not talking about next week, in case you think I’m the ultimate Scrooge), and I think I may have accidentally passed that gene on to Will. Driving through our brightly lit village last night, Christmas tree on the left, garland and lights on the right, he cried, “Why do they still have their lights up? It ISN’T CHRISTMAS ANYMORE!”
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I was trying, without any success, to get a photo of the two boys representing Christmas 2007. Just really looking for anything with them in the same frame, actually. NO LUCK.
Then they got interested in this glass ornament hanging in the window. I didn’t say it had to show their faces, did I?
After a hiatus of a few weeks, I’ll call this my Best Shot Monday. Click on over for your weekly dose of Best Shot Monday, now at its new home!
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.