Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Hey everyone. Life has been kinda crazy since Christmas eve and I haven't had a change to Blog or announce the winner of  "Giving is Awesome" contest. But the new year is right around the corner and I plan on a little house cleaning. So, look for the "Giving is Awesome" winner to be announced on January 1, 2009.

Until then, I leave you with this very cute cartoon "What the Duck" (click here to visit their web site). Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 23

My lovely wife got her very own Christmas Tree last year. This is her tree. Not the family tree. Hers. She decorates it the way she wants. It's a beautiful tree. 
She wanted to display her gorgeous ornaments like this one. It's "5 Golden Rings". Get it? 
Then there is this cute ornament that reminds her of her very own "heaven on earth". It's from Jekyll Island, GA. The perfect vacation spot for someone who loves the beach but not the crowds.  
Then there is the family tree with all of Dad's Hallmark ornaments that he has collected over the years. Hey, every tree deserves a little pop culture and nothing says pop culture like Luke Skywalker and Barbie!

I'm sure that Superman has had enough of the Christmas rush and is flying south to Jekyll Island. Up, up, and away!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 21

A "wintery mix" hit our small part of the world this morning leaving some ice on the bushes and trees in our front yard. 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 19

Nothing says Christmas like NBA Basketball. Thanks to my brother Jeff for taking me out to the ball game (wait, I think that's baseball). We watched our beloved Washington Wizards lose to the Philadelphia 76ers. The company was great, just wish the Wizards could have won. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 18

Nothing says Christmas like a toy train...

Monday, December 15, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 15

Tonight Santa rolled through our neighborhood escorted by the Huntingtown Fire Department. (Man, that Santa really has some pull.) He passed out some goodies to all the kids along the street. The kids and parents had a great time, even if it only lasted 5 minutes. But hey, Santa is busy and really needs to get back to the North Pole. There is only 10 days left until Christmas, but who's counting?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 14

Check out all the colors of these poinsettias. So much for red.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Love Wins - Giving is Awesome

I am joining with photographers worldwide in the Giving is Awesome call to action to help make a difference for one deserving individual or family this holiday season.

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $500 worth, to be exact. Whether it's canvas or albums, prints for Grandma, or a slideshow to watch over and over, it's in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $250 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in the southern Maryland area (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, and Prince George's counties). Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve (or shortly after that) -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Love wins,


December Photo Project - Day 13

What is Christmas without something sweet?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 10

The Larrimore family photo shoot continued...

Thank you Tara for inviting me in to shoot your beautiful family. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 9 - Visit with Santa

Tonight we made our annual trek to see Santa. We headed for the local Mall and when we got there, the man in red was on his dinner break (he needs to keep his jolly figure). So, the girls and I headed over to the brand new (open for 3 days) Cheesecake Factory to grab a bite to eat. The food was excellent (Note to Puna, I promise I will do extra cardio tomorrow to make up for the extra food I ate tonight). 
We walked back into the Mall in the direction of Santa and made a detour into the BEST store in the whole world. The Apple Store! If your a Mac fanatic you "get it", if your not, well, you are missing out. 
My girls had some leftover birthday cash stashed and they both wanted an iPod. Who am I to say no to such technological wonders? 
They got different colors so they would know who's is who's. (thank you)

On the way out, I noticed that the display Santa was sporting an iPhone. Santa rocks!
Next we stood in a very short line. Here the girls are sitting in the on deck circle. Look at the anticipation on those little faces. 
In the Santa Seat!
And what do you want for Christmas little girl?
Little girl 1: "A TV for our playroom!"
Little girl 2: "Everything!" (Oh, to be 6 years old again!)

Thanks Santa! There will be extra cookies waiting for you at our house. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 8

Sneak peek from the Larrimore family photo shoot. 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December Photo Project - Day 7

I saw this license plate while out Christmas shopping. No, it's not mine. 

Friday, December 5, 2008

I've Been Elf-ed

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Check out our way cool dance moves...

December Photo Project - Day 5

Wow, only 20 days till Christmas, but who's counting...

December Photo Project - Day 4