Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Cooper Christmas Trees 2009

After scaling back on our Christmas decorations last year due to trying to sell our house, we went all out this year. We gave the 4 foot tree that was our only tree last year to the kids to decorate. We placed it in their they don't need a night light.

Our original 7.5 foot tree that always seemed huge before is just right in front of our fireplace. It had 450 twinkling lights, and I think it looks better than ever. I also love the new technique that I learned for photographing the lights. I can't wait to try it out with the kids in front of the tree.
For a really dramatic effect, I left the tree spinning (we have a rotating base) and used a really long shutter speed. I think it looks cool.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Trick or Treat

Here are my two costumed kiddos all ready to beg for their treats. Stephen was Albert Pujols and Skylar was Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin. She of course wanted her costume to be pink instead of blue like Jasmine's. I made her costume and spent way too many hours on it. I will probably forget by next year, but I think we will buy off the shelf next time.
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