I hope everyone's holidays were great. It was great having my entire family over me and my brother's house for Xmas. I enjoyed the time we spent together and luckily I didn't have to waste any of it doing last minute Christmas shopping.
My gift to myself, which I actually got a bit early was a new Macbook Core 2 Duo Laptop with an 80 gb hard drive and 1 gb of ram, which I plan to upgrade to 2 for my birthday. A few of the gifts I got from family where a laptop sleeve and bag, a Longhorn beanie, cologne, a few t-shirts, a watch and some gift cards.
For New Years Eve, my brothers went out earlier in the day and bought a whole bunch of fireworks and then came home, ate some pizza and watched some tv until about 11:00 p.m. or so when we started popping the fireworks. I popped a few but most of the time I was freezing and tried to stay warm or I was attempting to take fireworks photos. I say attempting because I've always had trouble taking good fireworks photos with my consumer Canon Powershot digital camera. I think I did allright this year compared to years past though.
Below is one of the photos I took and you can see more in my fireworks set on Flickr.