Friday, December 30, 2011

A day at the park

Mateo and Jayden playing around.

Jayden on the swing.

The boys- Anthony, Mateo (my nephew) and Jayden.

Earlier this week Jayden and I went to the park with my sister, my nephew and a good friend and her kiddos. The boys had a blast playing in the playground and running around. Isa played on the swing while watching her older brother play with the boys. It has been nice being off for 2 weeks during the Christmas Holiday, but it almost time to go back to work. I feel blessed I can enjoy a long break with Jayden, but I do love working!
I have also started taking a lot more pictures. Photography has always been my passion. It has the biggest learning curve, in my opinion, but it is so rewarding catching that one "good shot" of Jayden or my nephew. I got a new lens for Christmas (Nikkor 50mm F1.8G) and it is such a great lens! Here is a link to a review for it ( It is inexpensive, in the camera world and I'm already looking at my next lens : )

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Jayden at 3 months and 4 days after his birthmark procedure. It's getting there!

The Gonzales family at church.

Jayden on Christmas Day. This type of photography is called "Bokeh", blurred background.

We had a great Christmas! We went to Christmas Eve Service at 4pm, then to the in laws and then finally to my uncle's for our Christmas celebration. Needless to say, Jayden was extremely tired and lasted until 1130pm. We tried to wake him up to open presents at midnight, but slept right through all the noise. B and I opened our presents that night and we waited until morning for Jayden to open his. He did not wake up until 1030am Christmas Day!!! His favorite presents were Toy Story and Cars. He was blessed and had quite a few this year! I got a new lens for Christmas (Nikon 50mm 1.8F) and absolutely love it! I will be taking quite a few more pictures and looking forward to developing as a photographer : )
Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas is in the air!

Twinkling christmas tree and a moving Jayden

Trying out shots with Princess and my twinkling tree

Christmas is 10 days away! We have been so busy in December with birthday parties, Soccer Tots and Christmas parties. Jayden's last day of school was today and he was so excited for the festivities. I am off for the last two weeks of the year and B will be taking off a few days as well. I am looking forward to relaxing with Jayden, my sister, nephew and my mom. We have a few activities planned (including ice skating at Discovery Green) next week, and hopefully the Festival of Lights in Moody Gardens. I am also excited to be getting a new lens for my camera (from Santa : ) )! The pictures above took me a long time to figure out and they still did not come out as well as I liked. I am really looking forward to pursuing photography!
We are also so grateful for this year! My sister's health, and of course all our wonderful family and friends!