A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Light

Who wants to try this with me? These photos are so cool!

jdh photography

First, I have to thanks Canadian Hiking Photography for posting his shots, or I probably would have never had the opportunity to do this!! (Amazing pics in the snow btw!!)  The idea came from Photo Extremist.

Of course, I had to try for myself.  Now that I know how easy it is, I will get more creative in the future with it.  Oh and btw, its a lot of fun.  I mean really what guy doesn’t like to burn stuff up.

*Safety Disclaimer – Safety is critical….Photo Extremist does a great job describing the necessary safety for this activity……use common sense.


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How old is Santa?

Let me tell you a little story.  A true story.  Those are the only ones I know!

I am related to Santa.  Granted it is only by marriage but my sister is married to him! My sister is Mrs. Clause!  It has not really gone to her head.  She is still very down to earth.



See am I wrong?!  I think not!

A couple years back my friends daughter saw this picture of Santa.  She was right on that cusp of believe or not to believe that was her dilemma!  The picture started to restore her faith.  Then when Santa started emailing her about things going on in her life… the “I Believe” meter started climbing toward the top.  I then sent her a picture of Santa and I having a bite to eat…that was when all doubt was erased!

I became a bit of a rock star in her eyes.  Just for being the sister in law to Santa.  My sister, who this young girl has never met, became a Goddess because, after all, she had actually married Santa!  Much better on the rung of stardom to be married to Santa.  Not sure how my sister feels about that but that is another blog!

Last night while watching TV I receive a text.  Below is how the conversation went:

Young Girl: “How old is Santa Clause? Love, ‘Young Girl’ ”

My reaction….Holy Mother of God how do I answer that question!  I truly must have looked like a cartoon character with a shocked look and eyes bugging out of my head!  It took my 10 minutes to come up with something.

Me:  “You never ask Santa how old he is…he is a little sensitive about his age!!”

Me (again): “I asked once and got coal that year!”

Young Girl: “Okay then i don’t need to know I don’t want coal”

Me: “I don’t blame you!  I know I regretted asking!  We will keep this between us!”

Young Girl: “Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Her Mom and I both know there are only a couple more years that she will truly believe.  No matter how many emails, pictures or text messages she receives eventually she will know the truth.  Until then I love being the rock star sister in law to Santa Clause!