Lovely Monday :)

What a weekend. Whew!

Rowen went to her very first birthday party on Friday night. She drew her friend Kelly a picture for her card, and it was SO cute I asked her to draw a picture of me. Here it is (warning: proud mama moment ahead):


She explained it to me as she was drawing it. I’m the yellow figure there in the middle, and the sun (with rays!) is behind me. I’m holding her Mini Lightning McQueen car, and you can see he has black wheels as well. I have LOTS of tangly brown hair, and black glasses, and I’m standing in the grass. Not just any grass, though, this is the Tall Grass at Red Hat, where they go and play sometimes on Sunday evenings. This is the first picture that she has drawn of me, and it’s a precious thing. :)

We had a church picnic on Saturday - I have just been put on the Activities Committee, so it’ll be my job to plan these things for a bit. Saying bye to the 4-5 year old kid class was kind of tough, but I’m ready for a change in responsibilities. :)

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Photo-a-Day-in May: Gearing Up! New Gear!

I’m practicing having my camera out and ready all the time, getting set up for the Photo a Day challenge in May! I’m so excited! I normally get myself a little somethin’ somethin’ to celebrate registration of classes (remember the Fluevogs?) Well, I decided to combine two class ‘rewards’ (see how I can justify this in my head? It’s awesome.), plus throw in Mother’s Day, and a few Just Cause I’m Worth It vibes, and I am getting a new camera! I’ve had my Nikon D50 for just over 2 years now, and it has been a beautiful investment. I would recommend a D40, D50, or D60 to ANYONE. I had been looking to upgrade to the D200, which is sort of the next level of amateur cameras, and went to do some research on it. I hopped over to, who I trust for pretty much ALL of my camera/lens purchases, and based on his review, went with the newly released Nikon D300. It arrives tomorrow, and I am super excited to test it out for the photo-a-day challenge in May! Yay! :D

So, who’s in for the challenge in May?