Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Last & The First

I've been busy learning something new.  Well, that and I've been trying to get caught up on my house, busy baking cookies and taking care of the home front while Big Daddy has been out snow plowing.  More on that later.

Last weekend we went to my sisters for my niece's birthday party.  They live in the same town I grew up in.  I rarely see anybody from the old days because we're so busy with whatever is going on that I never seem to fit anything else in.  I always say that I'd like to go one weekend and spend it with my dear friend Rhonda but there just never seems to be enough weekends either.

Big Daddy had to work all weekend so the four of us went (potty in the Suburban and all).  Okay, that's a whole 'nother story for another day! 

We had a great time, very busy and went way too quick!  When I got home I found this under the tree!  It's a camera if you can't tell by the box.

I've been wanting this forever.  This or something like this.  It's my anniversary, Christmas and birthday present all rolled into one.  There was one stipulation, "no mention of a new computer until the snow is gone".  Okay, easy enough.  I hope.  I only say that because I seem to be cramming a lot onto my 10 year old computer these days.  Before I add photoshop elements I am going to start backing everything up, just in case.  I am not sure if loading another program will do anything more than slow it down??  Anybody?  I was glad that I could put the new camera software on and keep the old camera software on board as well.  So that was my last picture with my old point and shoot.  It did a pretty good job but just couldn't keep up with kids.  It took forever to be ready for the next shot.  By the time it was ready the kids were way past doing what I was hoping to capture. 

Here's the first picture of my new camera.

Zero editing (except one crop).  It was all new to me to even be able to take this picture.  I have a lot to learn and some of it is over my head.  A few CD's came with this whole kit so I am hoping to sit down with them some late night or early morning.  But for now, I am just tinkering.  I thought I would take a day and shoot everything in A mode and see how it turns out and so on.  There are so many things to do!  Keeping the manual close by at all times is required. 

A couple of days ago I had two wonderful women, Holly and Susan, and their littles over for cookie baking.  It was a blast.  Here are some pictures from that event. 

I missed getting a picture of my sweet Godson Cash.  So sorry about that!  He must have been napping when the cameras came out. 

It was truly a wonderful day.  I was kind of sad when everybody was gone.  I wanted all that hustle and bustle back and all the kids running around.  That reminds me, we had six kids, three and under!  It as awesome!  They had so much fun!  I want to do this every year!

I hope you are having a great week!  May God Bless you and your families!

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