Monday, September 10, 2007

I interrupt this blogcast for a very important message.

Heath came home Friday from work with a surprise gift in his hands. It was a pink super woman gift bag filled with tissue paper. I was shocked and touched that he bought a random gift for Ella. Heath asked Ella and I open it together. The top gift was a sweet outfit for the Punkin. It's adorable and Ella squelled with delight when she saw it. I was so impressed with my hubby. But there was more...

I was thinking, another something for Ella. This is so fun. I love random present opening parties for the punkin. So I was totally shocked when she pulled the tissue paper off of the bottom gift and it was A NEW CAMERA for ME!! I squelled! Jumped up and down as Ella cracked up at me.

A little background:

I have had my sights set on this camera for several months. When my birthday came in April, my sweet friends and family knew how badly I desired this camera, so they all gave me birthday money to help with the cost. Since April, I've been saving up a little here and there becuase it's a rather expensive/extravagant gift. I didn't think I had yet saved up enough, but behold I now how the camera of my dreams, The Canon Rebel XT! It actually seems so much sweeter that I had to wait a little bit to get it. I am able to appreciate it's wonderfulness to the full extent. Well, not to the fullest yet, I need lots of training on this sucker. :-)

It was so sweet of Heath to buy the camera without me knowing and to surprise me in such a sweet and creative way. He's good at that.

You can imagine that we took 200 hundred pictures this weekend. We had a blast with it.

Just a half hour after I was surprised with the camera, Heath and I met Amanda, Curtis and Jackson for dinner. It was my first photo opportunity and I took advantage of it. They were so sweet to let me play with the camera and take lots of pictures of them.













Goodbye dear old camera. Even though you were probably the first digital camera ever made and you are way behind the times. Even though you take 5 seconds to take/process each picture and I've missed countless adorable shots. Even though in those moments I've wanted to give into my rage and smash you against the wall, you have still been there for us in our most precious moments. You were one of the few in the delivery room with us and captured my most favorite and special pictures that I will ever have. You really pulled through for us on that day. And you have captured some of the greatest memories of our lives the last 18 months. I am thankful for you stretching your limits to the fullest for us.


Hello fabulous new camera!


19 comments:

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

yay! I'm so happy for you! I'm hoping to get my new camera on Dec. 25th! I hope...my old one has seen better days!

The Preacher's Wife said...

I am rolling Janelle...what a precious tribute to your old camera! I am almost certain we must have the exact same one! Mine takes spontaneous video of people's backsides. I must have 32 videos of Deeper Still booty.

I'm totally showing this post to my hubby to see if feels the need to measure up to your sweet man..lol

love ya!

Lisa

Amber said...

OH I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU! call me if you want help with anything, not that i am an expert. also i will show at church this AWESOME new software for your computer that is way easy and relatively cheap! yippee! happy shooting!

Amanda said...

Yay! Woo hoo! You are gonna love it.

FordeFam said...

How much fun is that!!! I can't wait to see all of the pics that you are going to show us!!! :) Yay! Loved the little bit to your old camera! ;) You're sooo silly! :)

Lindsee said...

HOW FUN!! My question is: is your old camera an HP?! Because if my vision is seeing correctly, it is the exact same camera I had before I got my new Canon camera also! As much as I did love that camera, the timing was awful and I was jealous at the better quality of everyone else's pictures! :)

Anyway, SO exciting!!

I know you are going to LOVE it!

Lindsee

MamaCass said...

Yay! I love that picture of you and Amanda walking with Jackson and Ella holding ya'lls hands and the first one of you and Ella. Very sweet.

pinkmommy said...

Congrats!!! I got my dream camera last year for my birthday. Not that I have any idea what I am doing. I really need some lessons. I feel bad for not using it to its fullest potential.

The Sanders House said...

SOOOO JEALOUS!!!! YEAH JANELLE! I am saving up as well...i might need to forward this on for Jonathan to read.
Don't you feel so professional now?

Our Family of Five said...

Congratulations!! How exciting. I love the close up, the first picture, of you and Ella. :) Now you get to have lots of photo shoots........that goes hand in hand with having a baby girl doesn't it?? :)

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

You are HILARIOUS. There's just nothing like a Cannon Rebel XT. I salivate thinking about it.

And the icing on the cake would be...please tell me that since hubby bought you the camera as a gift...that that means you STILL HAVE your money tucked away and it will lend itself for more fun and future spending?!? Ha ha.

Kristin said...

YAY!!! We can't wake to take advantage of this gift for you! We are demanding lots of photo shoots from you in the near future!!!
Loveyou

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Liz said...

Oh how fun to get a gift out of the blue. That was very sweet of your hubby. I love it when they do stuff like that. (Mine surprised me with a Dyson Vacuum, a few months back...that was a great day!!) A new camera is so awesome...you have to be able to capture sweet moments of your family.

Have fun taking lots of pics!

P.S. Sorry about the deleted comments. I was still signed in with our ministry blog...oops!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Hi Janelle!

I saw your note about emma and wanted to be sure you realized she is healed!

The frozen section of her biopsy showed malignancy at the hospital but when the oncologist looked at it again later, there is no sign of cancer...Praise HIM!!

Heather said...

How sweet of your hubs to do that! Can you have him talk to other hubs out there? Just kidding. I think. :)

I'm waiting on my new camera. I didn't go too extreme yet. I wanted to make sure I was going to like it before I went too extreme. I love photos but I also love the compacness of my little one ... the new one is on its way. And I'm so excited. We've been saving for it for a while ... Have fun with your new one!

pinkmommy said...

I will definately try the new Tyler scent! I am always looking to broaden my home fragrance collection!

Jessica said...

What a sweet hubby, indeed!! : ) I know you must be thrilled! Does this mean lots more posts with pictures to come??

Shelly said...

MMm...I kind of wanted to cry when I saw the photo of the NEW camera! lol. WOW!!!

YAY for your long-awaited gift! :)