Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scenes from our Thanksgiving Day

Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Our sweet Pilgrim and Indian after their First Thanksgiving skit

Darren could sit and talk to my Grandpa for hours.  I just love this photo of the two of them.

I took the kids for a walk around the block on which I grew up.  Brought back so many memories.

Me and my adorable children with my Dad and Grandpa


Jill said...

Lovely! Glad you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I love the photo of Darren talking to your grandpa. I'm such a nerd because I've been studying that photo, and I keep wanting to try different things with it. What I would try is cropping out the little doorway with you and Austin in it. In some ways that's cute because it shows two different things happening at the same time. But, it tends to draw my eye away from the beautiful conversation happening between the two men which is clearly the focus of the photo. I think the lighting and the mood could stand alone without the doorway.

I;m so nerdy, I know. Lovely either way.

Love your family!

Melissa said...

You know, I thought the same thing Jill! I tried cropping it a number of ways, but couldn't quite retain the lighting that I loved. Also, the funniest thing is that it's not actually me in the doorway with's Caitlyn! I love that you thought the same thing though--when I first transferred these pictures to my computer I was so confused, and when Darren saw it for the first time, his initial response was also, "Wait, how did you take this picture if you're standing in the doorway?!" It just makes me laugh because people are always saying how much Caitlyn looks like me but I just don't see it. This time I definitely see it! (And I can't believe she's getting so big that I could actually mistake her for myself!!!!!)

Anyway, the other funny thing (which is why I ultimately went ahead and kept it uncropped) is that this was taken right at the point where I said, "Okay kids, we're going for a walk!" They were just being SO loud and rambunctious and I knew that Darren and my Grandpa were having a hard time trying to talk above them. (My Grandpa's hearing isn't what it used to be.) They were racing out the door as soon as the words left my mouth, so there's sort of that dual component of this shot! :)

And, for the record, I do not think you are a nerd at all. I do the same thing with photographs. :) Or maybe I'm just a nerd, too, LOL! (In fact, I probably am. My mom thought I was working tonight and called right when I would have been getting ready to tell me a bit of news that she thought might cheer me up: she found a copy of "The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles" for me at a yard sale this morning. I've been trying to find a copy for the longest time! It's a book I associate so strongly with my childhood, right up there with Charlotte's Web, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, A Wrinkle in Time...and now I can add it to my collection! See! I'm a nerd!)

So, wrapping up the longest comment ever, I'd just like to say thanks for commenting. I love hearing from you and love your insight. :)