Sunday, December 7, 2008

The "Not" shopping day

Today was the annual "shop till we drop" day with Jubee. She spent the night with us last night and then we got up early this morning and headed out, first stopping for breakfast.

You would think by now Jubee would know that when I pack my camera bag in the trunk the day is not going to be all about shopping. She has been one of my favorite subjects since the day she was born. For a long time I have wanted to take some images of the factory where my Dad spent most of my growing up years working hard to provide for his family. It is a classic old brick building that has recently been renovated. It was early morning with great light, just perfect for taking photos.

As long as I had a captive model I talked her into playing on the railroad tracks for awhile. She was a little nervous about it at first but soon relaxed. We were still taking photos when the lights and bells at the nearby crossing started going off. I didn't know Jubee could move that fast!

We finally accomplished some shopping, although not a lot. Like everyone else we have scaled back the number of gifts that are being given. I still have some sewing to do (PJ day is Tuesday) but so far I am not feeling the pressure.

Thanks Jubee for the fun day and being such a good sport! I love you!

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A few more photos are on the Shooting Blog.


Eris said...

Scaling back at my house = homemade Christmas gifts. I just modge-podged for the first time.

I think it made me high.

KFinley said...

Wow, Jubee is getting so big! She is so pretty! I love the pics and can't wait to see more!

Muriel said...

Those are really cute. I, too, ventured out to the tracks yesterday to take some pics of kids. I'm not sure they are as good as yours, but I think I'm happy with them.