Thursday, July 8, 2010

Annibirthday Present!!!

Do you remember my past billion posts where I mentioned (a few times) about how much I hate our dumb camera?  The camera that refused to take any indoor pictures clearly?  I'd link back to the post about complaining about my camera, but there were too many posts to link to so you'll just have to remember.  Well, our anniversary is coming up next week and my birthday is in 3 weeks, so Jonathan came home from work with an early annibirthday present for me!!  Can you guess what it was?? (Yes, like a good blogger's husband, he was documenting this by taking pictures for me!)

(Please disregard the mess that is behind me that is our office and sewing room.  It's in the basement so it hasn't been on my list of "things to paint and decorate" since no one sees it... except now the entire internet is seeing it.)
Yes, he got us a Canon Rebel T1i!!!  We had discussed the fact that before this baby got here that we would be getting a "good" camera because I wasn't going to miss my child's life because my dumb camera wouldn't take pictures.  And goodness knows that we can't just take our child outside every time we want to get a clear picture of her!  There was some deal or something that he had to go ahead and buy it now and needed to make sure it was okay in case it had to go back to the store tonight, which is why I opened my present a week before our actual anniversary.  NO, it does not need to go back to the store!  This the one I wanted!  He even went above and beyond and got us an awesome image stabilizer zoom lens!

Since there is no baby to take pictures of yet, you will probably be bombarded with Coda pictures in the days to come.  I was trying out both of the lenses and was having lots of fun.

Here's our tree in the backyard
Here's our tree with my zoom lens. 
I was looking for the cardinal that hangs out in that tree but I couldn't find I went back inside with the zoom lens and took some more pictures of Dakota!
(I was standing in the kitchen and he was a room away in the living room.)

Thanks Jonathan for a wonderful anniversary and birthday gift!  I love you!!!  Now we get to look forward to going to birthing classes and beginner camera classes together:)


Sue said...

Happy Annibirthday Abby!! hee hee You will not believe this but just yesterday, while hanging out at my brother's with Krissy & the triplets, my nephew shows me his new camera... YEP! A Canon Rebel Ti just like yours. I instantly fell in love with it and now Doug & I are considering making the investment in one too. (I'll let you know if/when that purchase happens... maybe my birthday coming up soon - hee hee).

Great pics and I know you'll have fun with your new toy! They do take AMAZING pics as I witnessed Kyle taking pics of Teddy, Josh & Emma yesterday.

Oooh and btw... your office/sewing room didn't look messy at all to me ;-)

Big hugs xo

Murdock's mama said...

Awesome birthday/Anniversary gift! We also want a camera like that before little ones arrive! :) birthday is coming you think your husband could talk to my husband?! :)

Have a great week!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Hi, just found your blog today through Crystal's Life... I am expecting my first baby in December, and ran my first half last November! :) I run in 5ks and 10ks with my hubby and dad.... and my training got put on hold recently too! ha... :)

Seizing My Day said...

Fun!! So exciting... with lots of time to learn to use it before baby! I got a new camera before baby too (9 years ago!) ha ha... love your pup... or dog probably!! how old? so cute! My daughter Abby really wants a little white dog!! =)