Tuesday, April 28, 2009

my husband flashed me...


I married the sweetest man in the world. He loves to sit and plan these wonderful surprises for me. I don't know what's better: being on the receiving end of his surprises, or seeing the proud expression on his face as he's realized he pulled it off!

About a month ago, I broke our camera when I was using it at a mutual activity. I was so disappointed, knowing there were some events coming up I'd want to photograph (Easter, Piano Recital, etc.) and didn't have much hope beyond a low-quality, disposable camera. During our Easter breakfast (Mom's sticky pull-aparts, delicious fruit, orange juice & hot cocoa), Brett asks me, "Did you remember to buy a disposable camera so we can take pictures of the kids in their Easter outfits?" Sulking, I tell him, "No." Then getting a little testy about the fact that he puts it on me to remember to do those things, I turn to him and say curtly, "Did you?" When he shakes his head, I resign myself and reply, "Well, maybe you're mom can take a picture when we go over there today." I'm looking at my food as he says, "Or maybe I could just show you your new camera!" I lift my head and he's got this big "I'm-so-good-at-this-stuff" look on his face.

Isn't it beautiful??? Mine's not pink (thank heavens), but it really is such a pretty little camera. And I love how thin it is, so it fits into my purse nicely. We had talked about eventually getting a "big" camera that could take super-quality shots, but let's face it...we're not the best photographers, and unfortunately, as much as I hate to admit it, if I can't fit the camera in my pocket or purse, I'd never use it. When you take 3 kids, a diaper bag, your purse, blah-blah-blah, somewhere like the zoo, the last thing you want is another big item to haul around, right? Anyway, we haven't had any developed yet, but as far as I can tell, the quality seems great and it's very user-friendly. You can put it on Auto-Adjust and it will automatically incorporate the correct settings for your situation (night-time, outdoors, indoors, sunset, birthday candles, etc.). I love how when you look at the camera screen, the pictures rotate as you turn the camera up or down so you can always see them. IT'S AWESOME!

I know. We're beautiful people at 8 a.m.
Still in our PJ's, with tired eyes on Easter Sunday morning.
Yes, that IS a giant zit in the middle of my forehead.
And just in case you're wondering, it killed.
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Carson hammin' it up for my new camera
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So, to my husband, I say, "YOU GOT ME...I HAD NO IDEA". Thank you for the early Mother's Day/Birthday present! You're always putting so much thought and love into your gifts.
I "te amo" you!


Emily said...

Congrats on the new camera! New technology is always a fun surprise! I'll be watching for lots of awesome shots from now on! lol ;)

ARRON N' L!SA said...

i love surprises, maybe you should bring me one..... cookies work. haha kidding.

Heather said...

What a sweet surprise. Guess he got some brownie points!

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