Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Ok, so, I have this love for taking good pictures. I also do not have mad photography skills. Sooo after Seth was born, we paid big money (for us) for one of the first Nikon DSLR's on the market. I had to capture the best photos I possibly could of my long prayed for baby, right? :)
Nearly 7 years later, and that Nikon was showing it's age and its limits. My mom and dad (who spoil me so rotten with birthday presents that its a little ridiculous) gave me money for another camera. Now, my birthday is in February. This is December. I held onto that money for quite awhile waiting for a good sale. I think it was worth the wait.
Behold what the Canon EOS Rebel T3i can do! (Especially when you get a fixed 50mm lens to go with it.) I am so excited. These are a few I gathered from around the house after the first couple of days of playing with it a little bit.
The reason I haven't had much time? 3 Christmas musical performances and many rehearsals before that for Seth. Christmas feels like it came on fast and furious after Thanksgiving this year. It's been a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit for me. I feel like I started out the gate behind, and I'm not going to catch up. I'm hoping that cleaning up and resting some at my parents' for our annual before Christmas visit will help get me in the right frame of mind.
I love the peace and anticipation of our Savior's birth every year. I need to find a way to grab hold of that soul deep joy like I have in past years. The rush of Christmas events shouldn't drown it out. I'll get there… :)