Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 359

Merry Christmas, everyone!

We had a good, mostly uneventful, day.

Traditionally we wake up early... okay 7:30 is early to me... maybe not to other people, to open stockings. 

Our stockings this year were supermaxi bags (or walmart bags) 

We had yummy home made donuts for breakfast

And homemade guacamole for lunch. So yummy. 

After lunch we decided to spontaneously go downtown to take a few of my sister's senior pictures. We decided that there would be a lot fewer crowds on Christmas day than any other day of the year.

I wish I had gotten closer to the lady sitting at the door. 

This lady had a pigeon land on her head, and she didn't even doing anything about it. She just kept walking. And then it pooped on her. 

While we were downtown, this little girl comes up asking to see the picture I took of Julianna. I showed her the picture, and she asks if it turned out nicely. I tell her it did, and then I ask if she wants a picture taken of herself. She said yes, and then posed for it. I showed her the picture, and she was so excited. 

While I was taking my sister's pictures, we begin to walk down the street to find another location to do some pictures, and this lady starts yelling at us in Spanish. My dad tells us to keep walking, and while we walk away quickly my dad says, "I think she's yelling at us because you didn't take her picture." This made me laugh because it just shows how different the U.S. is from Ecaudor. In the U.S. I could get in big trouble for taking pictures of some stranger. 

While we were driving home that evening, we were stopped behind a few cars waiting for a car in front of us to do a u-turn. Out of no where we all fly forward and then back into our seats. All I see is my dad unbuckling and getting out of the car. I finally realized that someone had hit us from behind. The guy who hit us pulls to the side, and then my dad also pulls to the side. Not too much harm was done. The car is banged up, but will hopefully be covered by the guy who ran into us. My two sisters, dad, and I are fine other than a little bit of whiplash that first night. 

So, that was our eventful - or maybe non eventful Christmas day. It was nice to be here to spend it with family. 

I head back to Colorado Springs two weeks from tomorrow, and although it seems like a long time, I'm sure it will go very quickly. 

Oh, and news about my computer? They managed to retrieve a 100% of my hard drive! And my computer should be completely fixed, with a new hard drive in a little less than two weeks. 

For awhile I felt very overwhelmed about not knowing what to do with my photos without my computer. I decided to just upload my photos without editing them. A few of them may be edited, but most of them are not. 

1 comment:

Karin said...

I love these out and about photos! Yes, that woman by the door is very interesting. Perhaps you can enlarge her?

I'm glad you and your family are okay after that fender bender.