Saturday, December 29, 2007

It was a great holiday...

We had a really nice holiday this year. We spent Christmas Eve with Joe's family...everyone was here from out of town. On Christmas morning, Joe and I (and Lucy) opened our gifts from each other and then had dinner at our place with my Mom and my brother and his family. It was great to spend the entire afternoon just hanging out with family...it was a very nice day. I also got a call from my Dad, in New York, and had a nice conversation catching up on things. He plans on being her in Phx for my nieces' and nephew's fall school break in October. Wouldn't it be awesome if we somehow were back with Lauren by then. I know it's not likely, but anything can happen.

Here are a few of my favorite gifts this year. This first one is for Lauren from Grandma...a cute little soft blankie and bib...


Joe gave me this beautiful necklace. He said the three connected hearts caught his eye signifying the two of us and Lauren. I thought that was SO sweet and I love it!



My brother, sister-in-law, and mom, gave me a software bundle of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 with Adobe Premiere Elements 4.

This seems to be the most popular choice for digital scrapbooking...many more bells and whistles than the software I use now. Plus, I can't wait to try out the video making software. This will come in SO handy for all the China video and photos!

Question for those of you who already have this software...what's the best book for tips and tricks on how to best use it? Any suggestions?

11 comments:

Lisa and Tate said...

Sounds like a great time. I knew that Joe was not only the best Cabana Joe, but also a thoughtful loving gift giving guy!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT Christmas...
Love the necklace.. and I sooo hope that Lauren is here when your dad arrives..
Have a Great New Years...

Colleen said...

I so hope people post their tips and tricks with the Photo program here, so I can read them! I don't have a new proggie yet, but hope to early next year :).

Izzie said...

Mama didn't get to the heart of the matter: What did Lucy get?

Donna & Joe said...

Izzie, Lucy got treats, of course! She's not all that interested in playing with toys like you, but she LOVES to eat snacks!

Aunt Donna :)

Janet said...

I LOVE that necklace!!!!! Glad you got spoiled! :-)

RoLo said...

all very very nice

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Okay I WANT the photoshop! Very nice. The necklace is so beautiful and meaningful. What a sweet husband.

~Lynn

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Have a great 2008 and for speedy referrals for everyone... take care and keep safe...

OziMum said...

Awesome gifts! How pretty is that necklace, Joe is a sweetheart!

I've been eyeing off that software... I find it all a bit daunting, but I'd love to give digital scrapbooking a go! What were you using, if you weren't using PSE?

Amy said...

Let me know how you like that software. I'm still considering some type of digital scrapbooking software but I'm not sure what to get.

Amy