I love looking at holiday photos over the years...watching my girls grow and seeing the traditions being made.
I take a bunch of pictures each year before during and after the holiday and then pick out my favorites much later down the road. This year was no different. I took pics of the decorating process, the cooking progress, all the help in the kitchen, early Thanksgiving morning just my husband and our children, and then gobs of photos of the 19 people who showed up for our feast. I even took pics of the feast itself.
Early yesterday morning I snuggled up with my camera to revisit the memories.
This is what I saw:
"No CF card"
Excuse me, what?
So, I turned the camera off and back on again with my eyes closed and toes crossed, hoping I was just dreaming of the very silly possibility that there might not be a memory card in my camera.
My middle daughter loves taking pictures as much as I do. She's even joined the yearbook staff at our college as one of the photographers. I had no doubt what happened to my CF card. You see, my card is bigger than hers. Much bigger. At some point this semester she must have decided to "borrow" my memory card.
The middle daughter and I had a very civilized discussion about the meaning of the word "borrow"...a very calm conversation bc I refuse to get upset at Thanksgiving.
I also suggested that she ask for a larger CF card for her own camera for Christmas.
And, then I very nicely mentioned that if she removed my memory card again, I would beat her.
Because that's what parents do.
I do have a few pics from my Iphone to share...the quality is not as good as my trusty Canon, but I did manage to capture a few memories thanks to Steve Jobs.
Middle daughter there on the left, mixing up her famous Butterfinger Pie and youngest daughter on the right wrapping the green beans for the Green Bean Bundles.
Watching the Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving morning...Layla's the one with the ears :)
Another shot of my Layla...Her favorite balloons in the parade were Snoopy and Clifford :)
And, finally a grainy one taken by the middle daughter (AKA memory card stealer) after the feast was over and the first of many loads of dishes were washing.
Layla's still the one with the ears, and that's me with a smile on my face bc I survived the day :)
Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books.