It wasn't quite the Christmas I had expected but in many ways it was much better. My day was filled with family, food, and photography. This is the second Christmas for my nephew Onion and I think we had all hoped that he would show more excitement but, as ahead of the curve as he is, we forget that he's not even two years old yet. Oh well, he was entertaining and seeing as it has been about four months since I last saw him the change has been remarkable.
The best part of the day was when I got a call from my veterinarian to let me know that my dog who has been hospitalized for the last week should be healthy enough to return home this week. It was an incredibly close thing, he had what amounts to a rather minor injury but because he has a bleeding disorder it was life threatening. But with the careful ministrations of my fantastic vet he is recovering nicely and, it was at his urging, that I was able to join my family for the holidays.
I hope you all got what is most important for Christmas, time with your family be they the ones you were born with or the people you chose for yourself. Happy holidays!
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
145mm, f2.8, 1/100 sec @ 1600 ISO