Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Copeland Christmas

Just about the cutest picture EVER, of Brianna, AKA - The Hurricane!

It would not be a Copeland Christmas without a game of dominoes.

Cousins. Miranda & Emilio.

Uncle Cody with Emilio.


With my sister, Carly.

Joey and I.

Showing Uncle Rick her ATM.

Amiyah giving her cousin Brianna a squeeze.

Uncle Jordan with the kids.

My Grandparents, and my Parents.

Christmas this year was at my parents house. We had, our grandparents come from Alabama, my Uncle Rick, Aunt Zena, and two cousins home from college, and of course the rest of us crazy Copeland's and our families. Of course Randall wasn't there physically, but he was most definitely in our hearts... oh, and on the t-shirt my sis was wearing just for Christmas.
We all had a couple of moments when we just needed to go and hide somewhere to cry. You never really realize how much a part of you someone really is, until they are no longer there. Al in all, we had a really great time. The kids were running around screaming and yelling, the boys were watching sports, and would stop every once in a while to play a game of dominoes. And of course us ladies would chit chat. I have tons more pictures, of course, but these were some of my favorites.


Amiyah with her Hannah Montana guitar.

Teaching the Bean how to use the controls.

The Bean and his new truck!

These are just a few pictures from our Christmas morning at home.
The kids had such a great time opening presents, and Emilio actually knew to rip them open this year. He wasted no time!

Broken camera

Right before Thanksgiving, while visiting with Joey's parents, Amiyah asked me if she could use my camera to take some pictures. So I said, " Sure honey, just be careful."
A few moments later she returned, camera in hand, and said to me, "Mommy, I broke your camera." Before looking at the camera I had pretty much let it go, thinking, ah well, she probably just forgot how to turn it on or something. Well, let's just say, that wasn't the case at all. As she lifted the camera to me, to place in my hand, I looked down and could not believe what I saw. The lens itself was busted, and bent sideways.
I was mortified! My brother-in-law had just replaced my other camera after losing it, with this one, and now... IT'S BROKEN!

This reason I am letting all of you know this, is because, I can no longer just take a few pictures, upload them into my computer and then onto my blog. Oh no. I am now using my huge 35mm Canon Rebel. I used to only use it for portraits. So I have to use up an entire roll before I can actually go get them put on cd, and then upload them onto my computer. That's why I will be posting so many pictures at once... I can't get around it.
Although, I have been doing some research on creating a black room by using a bathroom or closet, so that, that way, at least I'm not paying for the developing fees any more.