We generally get together on Christmas Day with Jerry & Gloria Reimer and Kristy. This year Christmas Day isn’t going to work so we got together tonight for a fabulous Christmas dinner. There was turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes, stuffing, wine, and amazing farmer’s sausage from Valley Meat Processors.
After dinner we exchanged gifts and had a lot of fun. They gave Jordon the book Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan.
I can’t wait to read this book.
We got a couple of great couple gifts. A night at the movies (from Kristy) some tickets to the Saskatoon Blades (as a family) and some tickets to Persephone Theatre. I also was given a wonderful day at Just For You Day Spa.
They spoiled Oliver with a big interactive puzzle showing the planets, Lego, more Lego and an old school children’s book. Mark was tormented with some brain teasers, a book, and a Amazon.ca gift card (which he just spent on a Monocular and some cases for his lens). He was really excited.
We gave Gloria some Sennheisser headphones and Charlie LeDuff’s book Detroit: An American Autopsy. We gave Jerry a bluetooth speaker and Stuck in the Middle and we gave Kristy a purse, Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens mug, and a collection of recipes for when you are cooking with Coca-Cola.
It was a really nice evening and a great way to kick off our Christmas season.
A fall photo of the historic King George School.
Some shots from an early morning Thanksgiving day walk with Jordon.
I was photobombed by Mark. Fun photo by Jordon.
Use a telephoto zoom to photograph wildlife
So here are my favourite photos from Nuit Blanche. I borrowed an Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens which contributed greatly to how these photos turned out but more than that, it was the energy in the air during a fantastic event.
Jordon and I brought Mark and Oliver down to it without knowing how they would enjoy it. Oliver had to be pried away from the Eden’s Sprout exhibit while Mark had a great time exploring 20th Street. It was a fantastic night to be out on 20th Street with 5,000 of my closest friends (even if some of the city councillors we ran into were a tad defensive).
I only posted my favourites here but there are some more that can be found on Flickr.