But .. I had to .. you just can't get that warm fuzzy feeling with a hard cold flash .. and if I have to give up some quality of the picture to illustrate the "warm fuzzies" .. so be it !
Another thing we had to give up .. this year .. were ornaments .. I have some beauties .. but Miss Emma is a force to be reckoned with for the shear determination to bring me trophies .. or "take off EH !" with as many trophies she could possibly PICK off the tree .. so a few white poinsettias .. some Xmas crackers .. ribbon .. and hopefully the angel will make it through the holidays before Emma figures out she is there ?
These funny little people are my most favorite Dutch Christmas "guys" I had ever found while living in Holland for four years. They were sold at a Dutch flower shop for a Guilder each .. less than a Canadian dollar at the time .. I fell in love with them and bought a bunch as you can see . I love lining the family room stairs with them .. it just seems RIGHT ! .. What Emma may do with them could be another whole ball of wax though.