Sunday, December 26, 2010
We had clean roads and light traffic going to and from Cincinnati on Christmas Eve. We didn't encounter any snow until we were almost back home.
On Christmas Day, we got up and celebrated our Christmas. Kim and Marisa surprised me by getting and suiting up the mutts with their own "Gay Apparel"!
We spent the afternoon and evening at my sister's house near Waddy, Ky. My nephew was in from Arkansas with his family. His kids got the pleasure of experiencing sledding in snow for the first time. I helped document this by sitting comfortably in my nice warm truck, and utelized my zoom lens and video camera.
Like always, there was way too much food, all of which was delicious. I got so stuffed that I tried to beg off doing the magic show.... but, the kids wouldn't have any part of that! So, I did a smaller show than last year and got each kid "help me" with a trick. They seemed to have enjoyed it.
My brother-in-law, Junie, is a big Univ of Louisville Fan...(pretty much hates Univ of KY). So, Kim bought 5 UK blue sweat shirts and put them in a box for Junie to open. Then, he got to pass them out which the kids all wore for the rest of the night!
Poor Marisa, our "only child" sure had it rough again this year. All she got was..... just about everything imaginable....plus a 32" flat screen HD TV, and a Playstation 3 game system.
When I got home, I downloaded the pictures with the kids and made a slideshow video, complete with music. Then around 2:00A.M. when I hit the button to "SAVE THE VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER"....the damned computer froze up! I let it sit overnight to see if it would work itself out. IT DIDN'T!
This morning, I got the damned thing rebooted and started all over again. This time, it worked out fine and I was able to save it and post it on YouTube for e-mailing it out to the family.