Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day - My own private celebration

Today marks my 2nd Mother's Day as a Mom. Unfortunately this is also one of the many weekends my husband has had to work both Saturday and Sunday to bring in some extra cash. So its just me and Bear. Since its my weekend I decided to celebrate with chick flicks and chick books. So while Bear is napping and after he goes to bed I have been being a total girl and crying through every movie and book. I've read the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood, cried all the way through P.S. I love you and laughed and commiserated through 27 dresses. I am now working on a Nicolas Sparks book that is shaping up to be pretty good. All in all it hasn't been a bad weekend.

If my husband makes it in at a reasonable time today I am totally sneaking away for a pedicure. He did take me last night out for Cajun food. We loaded up on crab legs, boiled shrimp, new potatoes, corn on the cob, gumbo, and crawfish etoufee. Yum. He has also agreed to buy me a new camera as a Mother's Day/Anniversary gift if he keeps up the overtime. Squee!!!

I am really not happy with my point and shoot Cannon right now. It just isn't getting the job done. So I am going to upgrade to a digital SLR. I can't afford one of the really nice ones but we can get a nice basic model to start on. I am a little nervous because even the bottom of the line ones are still pretty pricey for us and I really don't want to be unhappy a year later. I know basically nothing about cameras but I really want to learn and take beautiful pictures of my family. If you guys have any suggestions on what to get I would really appreciate it.


Cee said...

happy mother's day! Chick flicks- thats the greatest way to spend it! I'm looking for a camera too- but i might stick with a $150 cheapo from target

LL said...

That sounds like a lovely day :) I'm spending mine sitting at my desk writing a paper- my gift to myself is that the desk is the one in our living room. I'm not as productive, but it's a lot more fun being with my boys :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Ashley said...

Happy mothers day!

I would look into a use canon rebel on craigslist or ebay. Takes beautiful photos and is very affordable.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Stephanie said...

Any Nikon D series is good. My hubby does photography. they're a little pricey, but they're the best. Our kids pictures have turned out phenomenal!

Audrey said...

Happy Mother's Day!! We rented P.S. I love today so we could watch it tonight. I've loved it. Watching it now, as I type. It's fun to have two daughters, chick flicks happen often here.

Haley said...

I have the Canon Digital Rebel XT.

It turns out all the photos you see in my layouts and on my blog.

I LOVE IT! Mainly because you can go super fancy and do all the settings yourself if your a camera person, or you can use the automatic settings if you're not (that would be me!).

I like that one day though, if I desire to change the settings, I can.