Christmas 2014 in Pictures

Well, we’ve done it again. Another year of yuletide joy has come and gone. As per usual, Erin and I hit the Tri-Cities in full holiday force with all the snark, joy and bourbon stashed in a flask that you could ask for. Obviously my DSLR was beside me for most of the trip and I kept snapping, though what I captured was hardly standard family holiday fare; rather, it appears that all I really want to do is photograph the dogs and that’s okay.

Before I get on with the photos I wanted to celebrate a few gifts my folks got me fresh from my Amazon wish list:

  • NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra-High Power Digital Camera LED Light (like this one)
  • TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder (like this one)
  • Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control (Like this one)

These were all on my wishlist as they’re hopefully going to help me finally get going on this documentary I want to try out for my tattoo shop and frequent blog topic 2 Ton Gallery in Kingsport, TN. Just a few more things left and I can actually start. I’m sort-of nervous, sort of PUMPED!

Anyway, on with the holiday photos. As usual, you can find the whole set on my Flickr account.

Also, a nice family photo taken by my parents:


And finally, a few selections from Instagram:

Christmas Card Photo Session

The dogs are dorks but we love ’em. A lot of you will have the finished product in your homes very soon if not already. If you didn’t get one: better luck next year, I suppose! I also feel that I should state that there are more photos of the Beest because Trudy doesn’t like the camera. She’s a serious diva and I’m serious paparazzi. Also included are some shots of the tree and our other Christmas decor.

The Dog: A Photo Blog

Murray, Brussels Griffon

The in-laws visited this weekend to finalize Erin’s “Birthday Week.” As usual they brought their pup Casper (whom I call “Pope Francis”) and after their departure I was upset that I had forgotten to snap any photos of him since I’m usually always taking photos of my dogs, their dogs, my parents’ dogs, my friends’ dogs, etc.

While this doesn’t make up for it, here are a bunch of photos of dogs, mostly taken by me. Close friends, some that have passed, some we continue to scratch the bellies of. Please enjoy:

I also noticed that I don’t have any non-cellphone photos of Pope Francis so here are a few favorites from Instagram.

This is post 9 of my very first time participating in NaBloPoMo, a “Blog a Day” project for the month of November written on Day 10 because I was lazy yesterday (for the third time). #lame

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