Vivian's Crimmus Odyssey 2014

"Another Portrait"
And this year was a gauntlet. We had three houses to go to on crimmus day so instead of putting them in order I just kinda randomized them here so you can get a general feel of the day...
 Oh but there were gifts...
 Kat made Vivian an Elsa cape which she dramatically wore around the house.
 And we jumped on bubble wrap.
Mr. Mason receives the first holiday "Ham shake"
And more Bun Bun
 And CAKE!!! All Viv could talk about was crimmus cake!
 Crimmus Eve, I hung out with Kat's family around this beautifully decorated tree :)
 Gift Vertigo!
 Eatin cake!
High Fives!
 We also got a beaded curtain to make the closet a stage!
And Peppa Pig!
Louie's brain exploding.
Viltrakis side family portrait!

Krohn Holiday Show! 2014 Magic and Mistletoe

 This year's holiday show at Krohn Conservatory is amazing!
 The fantastic trains and buildings are more spectacular than ever before!
All created by the fabulous folks at Applied Imagination!
 Check out fountain square!
 The people that create these scenes every year are very talented!
 There's the little conservatory!
 And Union Terminal!
I know you have the week off. Go see the Holiday show this Holiday season!

Misc Stuff

(The lovely Kat)
So along the way through the holiday season I took some cool photos that aren't full blog posts... here are a few awesome ones!
 Hey color!
And this awesome portrait of these ladies at Krohn!
 And this rose!
And this is coming...

Winter Solstice Party!

 Remember how I talk about being lucky because I'm invited to all kids of new and different things? Well this year I got invited to a Winter Solstice party! This candle above is lit at last sunlight and no artificial light is allowed until the party is over! This candle is also used to light all other candles and the plum pudding too (as you'll see)!
 After the singing and the festivities there is a feast! I tried mincemeat (which is not meat!)!
 And this was what I'm guessing was the summer plum pudding.
After the singing the solstice pudding/cake is lit aflame with brandy.
And the party feast is underway!
 I had some, it was a new flavor for sure, but good!

(focus for this was by guess, it was 10:30 pm on the shortest day of the year)
And even an offering made to animals. 

It was a crazy night!

Beautiful Family Portraits

This year holidays are all about the family!
 Here's a selection of some beautiful family portraits that have been popping up in my workflow!


We even pulled off some impressive images at the Krohn Conservatory!

 Even superheros!
And grandma!