Now that Santa Claus has made his annual visit and I have had some time to sit back and relax with the family, I have come to the realization that Santa left behind two things that have the potential to kill this blog along with all other hope of productivity on my part.
Wii, Wii, Wii…All The Way Home
I might have the dates a little off but I believe my kids started asking Santa for the Wii back in February. To their credit, it wasn’t too much after that that I wanted to go out and get one right away.
As you can see in the picture, we were very fortunate that Santa was able to deliver a Wii console, Guitar Hero III and Dance Dance Revolution. In addition to all of that, there were a few additional games and an extra set of controllers.
It wasn’t long after the last present was unwrapped on Christmas morning that the kids wanted to have the Wii setup on the television. We hooked everything up and created our Mii characters and started having some fun. For anyone that hasn’t played the Wii, I highly recommend it as a family activity as I know we all had a blast playing various games yesterday.
If anyone thinks they are good at Guitar Hero III, all I can say is BRING IT because I rock!
Smile and Say Cheese
Just in case the Wii wasn’t enough to completely destroy my desire to work and be productive…sorry, I just had to go and beat Tom Morello in a head-to-head battle on Guitar Hero…where was I again? Oh yeah, productivity or the lack thereof.
I’ve wanted a digital SLR for a long time and my wife completely surprised me with a Nikon D40X and a nice assortment of accessories. In addition to the camera, she got me a Nikkor 18-55mm lens and a Nikkor 55-200mm lens as well as a few filters and a nice camera bag.
Now I need to really learn how to use this camera and I am sure that will take me quite some time. The pictures in this post were taken with the new camera – using auto mode entirely – and I can see that I have some work to do here.
Giving Back To My Wife
As noted above with the gift from my wife, I am a very lucky man and have a terrific woman as a wife. Not only does she get me unbelievable gifts but she is the best mother I could have ever hoped for my kids to have and has been an absolute gem of a wife, as she puts up with all of the time I spend on my blogs and doesn’t mind my solo motorcycle rides either.
I don’t quite understand it but apparently there are quite a few women that long for a little blue box from Tiffany & Co. and my wife is certainly part of that group. She has longed for something – anything – from Tiffany for a long time and I never followed through for her.
This year I decided to surprise her with a few boxes from Tiffany and needless to say she was completely blown away. She always hints around Christmas about the blue box and I always made a joke out of it – including this year. So when she unwrapped the package and saw the blue bag containing the blue boxes, she nearly fainted.
Thanks To All
While I battle with the desire to waste all of my time with two new toys, I wanted to say thanks to everyone and wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.
My kids, wife, and I all feel very fortunate this year to have our health and be in a position where we were able to enjoy the luxuries of a few toys. Over the coming days we will be doing our best to spread a little joy and good fortune to those that might not be so lucky.
Please be safe and enjoy the time you have with family, friends, and loved ones as we near the end of 2007.