Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mama's got a brand new...



Seriously. My old pink Sony Cybershot was a gift back in 2005. It's nearly 2012, people. And I now have a child. I should not be relying on my iphone to capture priceless memories. Ye Olde Sony Cybershot had an amazing 4.5 megapixels. High tech, I'm tellin' ya.

I'd been thinking about procuring a new camera for awhile. My bff, Kelli, got a refurbished DSLR months ago and I've been green with envy and drooling over her sharp pictures ever since. I thought about it and sadly, decided that I'm not the kind of person who needs a DSLR. Namely because I'm cheap and can't afford it, even a refurb. I put it on the back burner for awhile. I think I previously mentioned how insanely busy I've been. Then I started thinking about Christmas cards....and I realized that I don't have any pictures of Ryan, or me, or Paul since May. How did this happen? I mean, I have some pictures. They're all on my iphone and half are of Ryan sleeping or are blurry.

It just so happens that I stumbled into $100 I had previously saved and forgotten about. I saved this $100 in 2003 and forgot about it. Seriously, 8 years ago. Anyways, so I had that and then I also got $100 from my work for completing the wellness incentive. So I was suddenly $200 richer. Anyways, rambling story short, I got a new camera today and I love it.

I actually ended up with another Sony Cybershot. Ye Olde Cybershot circa 2005 still works and served me well. Plus, the one I got has awesome reviews and was in my price range. It's not pink but its pretty freaking sleek and the quality of the pictures is just amazing. I guess I've been living in the stone age because my iphone was my go-to camera. I can't wait to take some awesome pictures!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I had to take a break

I've had a lot going on in the last almost three months that have kept me from keeping up with my blogging responsibilities.

First and foremost: new job. I got offered the position that I had applied for and it's been insane ever since. I officially transitioned from working in the office to working from home and I. LOVE. IT. I love it love it love it love it. I just really love being home and having a little more time with Ryan and having the flexibility to throw something in the crock pot at 2 PM. Being able to run to the store or the dentist or get a pedicure. I just really appreciate the flexibility. I am so much more productive since working from home. Partly because of the fact that the office was so social and in part that now I'm super busy. Anyways, it's going well and I really like it.

Otherwise, just life...Ryan is nearly 18 months old now and he is adept at keeping us on our toes. He loves school and is so cute marching right in there every week.

In other news, Paul also got promoted a few weeks ago. He had to spend a week in Oklahoma City and that was hard. Taking care of a kid is hard with two parents. Thank god for my parents and all the support I can get from them or else I'd never have made it. So he's doing his new job and loving it.

We've just had a lot going on.

But let's be honest. The REAL reason that drove me to update my poor neglected blog was that Shutterfly is once again giving away 25 free photo cards to bloggers and I've GOT to get in on that again. I had a great experience with Shutterfly last year and would love to be able to send out their cards with Ryan's face plastered on them again this year.