So, after last post, I asked my mom what she thought of what I wrote about my brother. She laughed, said, "Ya, I thought it was funny."
I just didn't want to give you the wrong idea about my brother. He isn't a nerd. He's super intelligent and a cool uncle, like I said. I'm really proud of him and like to tell fun stories about all the stuff he comes up with.
Oh, quickly, I was going to share a photo of him and his girlfriend at the Star Wars Celebration IV Convention, last year. He made both of their costumes from scratch.
Anyway, so last weekend we had a small party for his Birthday at my mom's house.
My little sis was in the emergency room waiting for 8 hours, just to be seen. UGH! Don't EVEN get me started on that. She's pregnant, and has been really, really sick with some rare virus for a long time, since the beginning of December. Her husband and son are also sick...but she has been the worst. So, say a little prayer for her.
So, my mom was with her in the ER most of the evening. Jeff, the kids and I decorated the party table, cooked the lasagna and finished the cake for my mom. By the time we actually got to sit down to eat, it was late, I burned the bottom of the lasagna and the breadsticks were a little dry. Oh well.
So, before all of the party fun, Greg walked in the door to his own party with a gift in hand. Hmmm.
After we ate the burned lasagna, (wink), I wanted to show him the Somerset Life magazine with my article. He asked about the photos, if I had taken them, etc.
So, then, he reached over and handed me the gift he brought.
YEAH!!! A NEW CAMERA!!
Ya, I cried. Greg said he was so proud of me for everything and I deserved it.
Here's the very first photo taken with my new camera.
Thanks Greg! I love you!
SO, my old camera. Hmmmm. I've been telling Jeff about how I need a new one. It's just old, and broken and scratched. I had to hold the batteries in to make it work and hope that it didn't shut off mid photo.
AMAAAAZING that I have a blog and shop that require photos.
Sad how technology out-dates so dang quick. I bought this little camera in 2003. Some friends pulled together and gave me the cash to buy it...like $350. Funny huh?
It has made me a few bucks and helped me chronicle my life, so hey, I'll keep it around for old times sake. I won't compleeetly retire it. The kids need one to learn on, I guess.
SO, here's to you old camera!! CHEERS!
I've been playing around with my new pretty pink. I need to name it... suggestions anyone? We name everything around here. Everything has a nickname, so my camera, who will be by my side for a loooong should at least get a name.
Here's a few photos...messing around with it, sorry if they are boring, it's a test run.
Let's see, living room, thrift shop finds, works in progress, misc. around the house...
P.S. I LOVE MACRO, it's so rad.
It's so fun playing with my new camera. It's faster, waaayyy more settings, bigger screen, it's like a whole new world in the pho-tog department!
I've been working on a lot of projects, all at once, so my house is a wreck, but, hey, when ISN'T is a mess??
I'm working on a give away, so check back soon for that in the next few days. I just want to pay it forward for all the goodness.
Happy day, everyone.