It's been exactly two weeks since my last blog post. The holidays are a blur but I have a few pictures to remember the excitement by. Nashville was the highlight, of course. We had a wonderful time with the in-laws and a house of 13! Unfortunately, I have some photos on my little click and shoot camera and the rest are on my new camera. I have yet to figure out how to take them off though. Here are some of the highlights.
First off, this isn't my best picture. I mean, what is the deal with that hair? It looks like birds made a nest on that thing. Anyway, I was so happy to meet a blogging friend while on my trip. Do you recognize her? That's Judy from Judith B Designs. She lives in the Nashville area so this was the perfect time for us to get together for lunch to discuss beading. It was like meeting someone for the first time that you swore you must have known in another life. She is so easy going and a hoot! We kept talking, and talking, and talking. I think the waiters were so happy to see us finally leave. :)
And you can't visit Nashville without riding horses, right? Here's Lauren on Miss Katie. Lauren has learned so much from my mother and sister-in-law that she can hop on and just ride. She was even trotting on the horses which was a bit scary for me at first. And she even mucked stalls while we were there!
And here I am once again with the hair from hell. Thank goodness I got a haircut when I got back. I had to try the horseback riding for myself. It looked like too much fun. Luckily all the horses were very calm and didn't mind that I hadn't a clue what I was doing. I know everyone was trying not to laugh when I tried to get my big butt on and off the horse.
Ok, now on to the bragging. Just have to show you some of the great tools I got for Christmas. The biggest and best is my new camera. It's a Nikon D5000 and has 12 megapixels! I've been working on the thick manual and I hope to be taking jewelry pictures very soon. My other two favorites are a micro torch and a Fretz embossing hammer. I hope to put these to good use in 2010.