Monday, January 4, 2010


In all the craziness of the holidays, I didn't post a thing about my 29th birthday! Yes, this is my last year of 20s - sniff sniff. But I think I'll survive.

The Cake

Here's the gorgeous cake (thanks Jenny!):

Daffodils are my favorite flowers! The cake was four layers with lemon filling - YUM!

The Party

The party was a bit bamboozled by the crazy weather and date changes - but it was still great to see a few friends and relax! I may have to schedule a "do-over" though, because I have a great gift certificate to The Cupcake Bar that I need to use up before November! So me, and nine of my nearest and dearest friends can stuff ourselves with yummy cupcakes decorated by cupcake "bartenders"! Sounds like a blast, start sucking up now for your place (just kidding, hehe).

The Gift

I was showered with wonderful gifts by my friends, everything from dinner and a movie out to a new game I'm addicted to called Set. Also out of that birthday party I snagged a new camera from the hubby (our old one bit the dust last Fall) - a Canon Rebel T1i. So I've been having LOTS of fun with that ever since.

It's always been a lifelong dream of mine to learn more about photography, so I was really excited to finally get a DSLR. Since then, I've been driving our kids batty with lots of "shoots", haha.

But even photos with my new fancy camera can't compensate for the fact that the kids generally either have A.) boogers all over their face or B.) No pants on.

Or my choices in location. Like in this shot where Hayden looks adorable, but the background with Peter from the Family Guy in his underwear, is really, well, NOT.

A "real" photographer would probably have caught on to that and turned off the TV. Oops.

You'll finally be seeing my Flickr account active again, since I don't really want to store all these photos just on my computer. These files can be really large before processing them down! I'd, also like to keep track of my photography progress online. I think keeping track of another blog would be overkill, but maybe a weekly posting to this one along with Flickr would be enough. So look for more photos to be gracing my posts!

Anyone else get anything needed or just "desired" for Christmas/holidays that has really impacted you? I'd love to hear about it!


Robyn said...

Happy birthday!!! Gorgeous cake, too.

Let me know if I can help with any photography questions! In a former life, I was pretty decent at it... paid my bills while I was in college, anyway. Here's one that may help with the background issue: zoom in close and fill the frame. And when you think you're close enough, go just a little closer. What background? ;)

My biggies for Christmas this year were a rotary cutting set (mat, ruler and cutter) and multiple JoAnn gift cards. Now I'm working on cutting pieces for my denim quilt, and have also started on a couple of "just for fun" projects that I was waiting for an excuse to try.

Just Me said...

Oh yes! I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I start learning. So far I've just been getting used to the camera and starting slow.

I have LOTS of sewing projects I need to finish up. Maybe I'll finally get around to it this year. I'm always inspired by your sewing projects. The mat for the cars was awesome!