Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007

This was the first Christmas since Amira's been born or maybe even longer than that that the holiday was enjoyable for me, alhamdullilah. What set this holiday a part from years gone by was I'm sure my mindset. As a result it was mild, calm and very peaceful. I don't like the whole commericalism of any holiday and certainly Christmas is no exception; however, I do enjoy the get togethers with family and friends. I hope this little slide show presentation link I threw together comes up for you to glimpse inside our last few days. Sorry MusicLover some of the pictures are not clear and concise, but nonetheless still included. :-)

I hope all of you have a blessed New Year and that Allah blesses you beyond words. May He continue to provide for you all your needs which are not always necessarily our wants, but without fail exactly what we need when we really think about it.

The best part of the whole day was at my brother's house when 2 1/2 year old Evan had recently woke up from his nap and walked out to the living room just as Anthony and Amira were opening some presents and said with his arms all stretched out and his one eyebrow raised, "What's going on? Did that Santa come again?" Classic!

11 comments:

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie
nice slide show, glad you all had a nice christmas.
my kids are getting many christmas gifts too from my British friends but not until Saturday, I promised to take them over then to pick up the gifts which are still under the tree, they cant wait :o)

Anonymous said...

The bottom line you have enjoyed your Christmas and specially Amira. I will make a comment regarding your photos. You and my brother have the same issues regarding taking photos of your own kids.

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1- Shoot at eye level
2- Get close
3- Place your subject off-center


Follow these important tips and you will have great photos.


MusicLover

youtube.com/watch?v=2dEKDCwf9XU


Note: Amira has beautiful eyes, take close shots

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how_many=1000&cols_wide=7
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h=y&s=y&photographer=0000&
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Hope these images will you an idea jow to take shots and do not be afraid to experiment with your camera

Benghazi Citizen said...

Beutiful slide show..
May God bless you all
Merry christmas and happy new year

enlightened spirit said...

mashallah, Amira is really a princes, Allah protect her for ever, and keep u close and happy always, well done slide show, thanx for sharing it, Happy new year, and merry Xmas ...

dusk till dawn said...

salam ibee
its nice to know u had gr8 xmas day wt Amira and all ur family, Amira looks so happy and exciting wt all the presents,
the slide show was brill, well taken ,
u know xmas is for family and kids, and u did that,
just u did not show us ur xmas presents ha ha , or is a secert?

3abtash said...

beautiful pictures, mashallah
may u have a great new year..
salam

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Anglo-Libyan,
Glad you enjoyed. My favorite part is just watching the excitement in their faces. It never ceases to amaze me.

Salam MusicLover,
True, we did enjoy our holiday. Glad to know your brother and I have something in common.

Salam Benghazi Citizen,
Glad you enjoyed.

Salam Enlightened Spirit,
Glad you enjoyed.

Salam Dusk Till Dawn,
Glad you enjoyed. You did see my present---Amira. ;-)

Salam 3abtash,
Glad you enjoyed.

Mixed Up Me said...

Love the pictures! I'm glad you had a good day. See you soon . . .

Anonymous said...

youtube.com/watch?v=sV1a6UBdrPk&
feature=related


As I was organizing my music collection, I found that I have cds of Joanna Newsom. I remembered that you love Harp


MusicLover

LoveLyH said...

Happy new year

ibeebarbie said...

Hi Mixed Up Me,
Hey, lets get together this weekend.

Salam MusicLover,
Thank you - lovely piece.

Salam Hibo,
Thank you kindly. Happy New Year to you as well.