Oh, my goodness. I want to marry my new camera. Seriously. I love it with the fire and passion equal to the heat of a thousand suns. I had to restrain myself from hugging the UPS guy (who is really nice and always chats with me), but luckily the kids went and met him and got the box for me
Thanks for everyone who left me such sweet comments! I'm looking forward to actually getting good at taking pictures, so when I hear other people talking about their cool digital SLR cameras, I can sound like I know what I'm talking about. I probably won't actually know what I'm talking about, but I can hopefully sound like it. :)
I'm having so much fun playing with it. Two lenses to mess with, exposures, filters, settings, I can't figure out how to turn off the flash for some of the settings and it's making me a little kookie, and all kinds of other fun things. As soon as I figure out how to get the pictures from the camera to the computer, I'll put some of them up. I think the chickens are getting tired of me using the big black thing to click at them, so I promise not to bore you with (too many) pictures of my beloved, egg-hiding, ankle-attacking, loud-crowing birds.
In other news, J and I went to see A Tuna Christmas last night. It was my big Christmas gift to him, and I thought I had done really well. Sometimes I'm not very good at figuring out what to give him. (Then I found out what he was giving me for my gift, see above paragraph, and I felt that my gift was woefully inadequate. Hmph.) Anyway, the evening was great. My aunt watched the kids, which worked out well since she lives about 15 minutes from The Paramount where the show was playing. From what I hear, the Tuna shows have been around for at least 20 years, and I am sooo glad I finally got to go to one. We'll be going to the others, too, at some point. If you've never seen these guys, I hope that you're able to go one day. I laughed so hard that I was almost crying, several times. These two have small-town Texas completely nailed!
We spent the whole morning completely cleaning out all three rooms upstairs. Evie's room literally had me sitting on the floor in tears. I don't know how it goes from being a little unorganized on Tuesday to bringing me to tears on Thursday, but it did. It was bad. b. a. d. But now it makes me happy to go in there, and I haven't let her play in her room all day. I might not let her tomorrow, either. :)
Tomorrow we take David to the doctor for his cough (he's had it since before Thanksgiving when we all got that cold, and that's a little too long for me!), and John is going to cook a brisket, since his dad and Heather are coming over for supper tomorrow evening. Oh, and we have art class tomorrow afternoon. It's going to be a long day. I'm going to bed early ...
Oh, by the way ... my bloggie friend Paula who is wonderful and sweet and has 24 kids (bio and adopted) is expecting!! YAY, and congrats, Paula!!! I just love babies!!!! And how wonderful is it to be so blessed with such a large family! I'm super happy for her.
And I sure do love babies. Don't know if you've picked up on that yet...