Saturday, December 17, 2011


My sweet great niece is almost 11 years old.  When we were at the mall she didn't want to go sit on Santa's lap and have her picture taken.

She said she is to old to believe in Santa.  WHAT!  I quickly explained one can never be to old to believe in Santa.

Well after a bit of a discussion and even a tiny bit of bribery, she agreed to go in for pictures.

As they were getting ready with taking the order and getting paid, I turned and saw Trinity and Santa were having a conversation.  So I started to click away.

I love this picture.  It isn't posed.  It isn't forced.  It's just natural.  No one knew I was taking the picture. 

It's just a girl having a chat with Santa.

Then they turned and noticed I was there.  So, the conversation stopped and they posed for a picture.

I'm not sure what they were talking about but, Santa was in a jolly mood and kept laughing.

Trinity wouldn't tell anyone what they were talking about and of course Santa wasn't going to spill the beans.

Then, I got tapped on the shoulder.  I was told it was time for them to take their professional photo.  I had to move out of the way.

I'm not sure what happened that night.  But, I think Trinity finally believed me that you really are never to old to sit and have a chat with Santa.


Blondie's Journal said...

They were definitely having a deep conversation...I think Santa has a way of talking to kids of all ages that makes them feel comfortable! Trinity is beautiful!


Kimberly Kay said...

I love this. My almost-eleven-year-old is still milking the Santa train. Not sure if it's on behalf of my 6 year old, or just so Santa still bring her stuff. Either way it's sweet.
Have a wonderful Xmas!(it's been SO cold in Orange County-well, cold for us anyhow-haha)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Awww..this is the sweetest post! Of course I like the Santa photo..(I mean, he IS Santa and she is adorable!) but the photo's you took..are priceless! See? Talent!! :):)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

She is adorable..xo nita <3

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I wanted to email you but..I was here so dropped in again. :) And I promise, I promise, I promise!!
You really must visit the Inn some time. It is really lovely this year..
I hope you get a chance to go. I bought the shawl you saw in one of the photo's in that place you and shopped. It really is pretty and I've been wanting one..and besides it was soooo cold!
Hugs and lots of love,
P.S. There are still antics going on in the house..but I ignore them.
Mostly connected with electrical things..even battery run things. Wierd.
Merry Christmas!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What gorgeous photos Joanne! I still believe and I'm 62 now... never too old for sure. Trinity is growing up so fast, she's turning into a beautiful young lady.

Merry Christmas sweetie and have a blessed New Year!

Big hugs, Sherry