It’s The Thought That Counts


For the longest of time, I thought that my home had horrible lighting.  Normally, we don’t get direct sunlight through our windows but we do get light.

With our regular go-to cameras, the light that I was getting wasn’t good enough.

Mr.C. has seen me fight with our cameras settings so many times just to get the picture right.  To get the color correct.  To fix the white balance.  Trying my best to get the best pictures out of a 9 and 5-year-old camera.

Yup, both our cameras we have had for years.  His Canon (point and shoot) was bought back in 2003, and my Olympus (point and shoot) was bought in 2007.

Both are, and were great cameras, but I was getting to a point where the pictures were not coming out the way that I liked, and definitely not the way that I planned.


Knowing When To Throw In The Towel


After fighting with the cameras for years (going back and forth with them), I finally gave up.  Neither one was giving me the results that I wanted or liked, and I didn’t feel the need to carry around cameras that I wanted to throw on the floor.

That was how fed up I was with them.

I knew that some point this year, we were going to get the new iPhone 5.  Don’t know when it’s going to happen, but I know it is going to happen.

In the meantime, I settled for taking pictures with my iPhone as a point and shoot camera and counted down the weeks until the phone was released.


The iPhone came out, but we didn’t get it…yet


Sunday, Mr.C. really surprised me with his decision.  Turns out that he has been researching DSLR cameras.  I confessed to him that I did research them myself and found one that I settled on.

Turns out that we had the same camera in mind, and he was willing to purchase one on Sunday.

So after years of drooling, and silently wishing, I now have my first DSLR camera (Nikon D5100) and that bad boy has been put to use since Sunday.


Knowing When To Count Blessings


I honestly feel so truly blessed with my marriage, with my husband and family.

It wasn’t so much the camera that made me feel this way, but Mr.C. has always gone out of his way to try to make things easier for me, or try to find a solution for a problem that I’m having–remember my shaver?

It always seems like when I think that he’s not paying attention, he is, and he always manages to surprise me.

So now I’m off to try to master my new camera and enjoy taking pictures once again.

Here is just some of my beginner shots (just don’t ask why they are all toys. For some reason I love the bright colors of them):



What has your husband / boyfriend done for you recently that makes you appreciate him more?

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I was telling my husband that I wanted to stop giving my daughter so much dairy and see if that helped with her eczema. I didn’t think he was listening but then the next day he came home with soy milk and asked me to try it and see if it would help! I was floored! 🙂


Don’t you love it when you find out that they are REALLY REALLY listening to you!!
Yay for the Nikon!!! I am sure you will love it! I am a Canon girl because I started out that way. But I really like the way a Nikon feels in my hands! Have fun! And I love the dinosaur picture!


How sweet!!! Love this post!

So jealous of you and your new camera!! I know you will have a *really fun* place to use it in a couple weeks!

Nice to know that the hubs is listening!

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I never think my husband is listening or paying attention. He made my day yesterday because he actually brushed the girls hair before school and attempted to put on their marbles. He usually just takes off their head wraps and sends them on their way.


I have a Nikon DSLR and love it. Enjoy yours and just in time for the new baby because I’m sure you will take many pics.


I’ve been using my brother-in-law and sister’s Nikon DSLR on loan for a couple of weeks now and I LOVE IT!!

When I started taking blogging seriously and told my husband, “I need better pictures!”, he went right out with me and we got a Canon Powershot, a semi DSLR. Which works really well, but now I’m spoiled by the Nikon. 🙂

Your husband is so sweet to get you a new camera! Your shots are looking great.


Yaaay! Welcome to the DSLR club – my hubby took forever to get on the bandwagon, but now he’s a firm believer since we’ve had ours almost a year now. Look forward to seeing more of your pictures!


No man in my life, or thoughtful gifts, but congrats on your new toy! Looks like you’re off to a good start taking pics 🙂


Love the dinosaur pic. They are really popular in our house these days. Have fun with your new DSLR! You’ve already done more with yours than I have with mine and I’ve had mine a year!


after 12 yrs of marriage I still cannot figure out the magic spell that gets hubby to listen. when I think I’m talking to a brick wall, he’ll go and do what I asked. baffling!