January 01, 2013
La Salette at Chrismas
Looks like I'm officially back from my break, huh? I have to admit- a break from blogging has been kinda nice. Things like editing posts over and over, formatting, and thinking of topics can be tiring sometimes. But I did miss it. Otherwise, I wouldn't be back :)
It might be a little late coming, but I wanted to share a few pictures with you from my little Christmas vacation. Namely some places we went...
If you're from the northeast, Have you heard of the LaSalette Shrine? I hadn't either. It's a nice place to visit any time of year, but at Christmas, they put up a gorgeous display of over 300,000 lights!! Since it's a Catholic shrine, a lot of the imagery was predictably religious in nature. But it was still beautiful, and even the atheists in our group approved! It was like a glittery magic wonderland.
A little ways into our walk around the park (which takes about an hour to get through), there came the inevitable point when we started taking pictures of one another. We didn't realize how crazy the background would look when we did this. With so many lights around, you couldn't really avoid it. Reminiscent of those 1990's lazer school photo backgrounds, I'd say. In other words, totally amazing.
Also, the Christmas tree outline directly behind us in the family photo looks like it's made of fire! These photos are awesome!!
When it came me and Matt's turn for our photo opp, we started making weird kissy faces at each other. I'm not so much a fan of couples-kissing photos... I think they look unintentionally awkward in many cases, so there was no way what we were doing could be serious. We started doing "awkward kiss" poses on purpose, and succeeded at making several of these shots work (awkwardly.) But the last one is my favorite, and actually really didn't turn out all that weird-looking after all :)
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