291 Enjoying SUNday

The storm blew through and left us with a beautiful sun-shiny Sunday. We started the morning with brunch to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Hubby and the girls gave me my birthday present early...a new lens! Without it I would not have been able to capture the table shot below. I spent several months contemplating what my next lens should be and finally decided on a 35mm 2.0 lens. I sent Hubby to B&H photo on the internet only to discover that the 35mm 2.0 lens is very popular and on back order. My heart deflated. I was grumpy for a couple of days. So, you can imagine my delight when my gift was a little square box from B&H!! Yippy!

After a glass of champagne, I declared today would be the day to take our family Christmas card photo. The lifeguard report predicted a minus tide at 4:30 p.m., perfect for a sunset photo. Below are the out-takes. It's not easy to get everyone to cooperate especially when you have a toddler who refused to take her nap that afternoon.

I was able to get one usable image. It's not perfect, but it will work! Phew! Glad that's over with!