Sunday, November 09, 2008

My Birthday

As I said before, we went to Huntsville for my birthday yesterday. We fixed some of our favorite gourmet-style chicken salad, packed the picnic basket and ice chest, and started loading up the car. While we were running around loading things, Michael stopped me and said, "Do you want to bring this?"

"Bring what?" I asked.

He grabbed a blue shopping bag off the chair and put it down on the floor at my feet. It held my birthday present/anniversary present/Christmas present -- for the next two years! I was TOTALLY floored to find that the bag held a Nikon D60 Digital SLR camera!!! A few months ago -- before the recent cutbacks at work -- I had told him, "I want a Digital SLR camera for Christmas; make it happen." Of course, after recent events, I was no longer holding him to that request.

I was a little suspicious during the week when he pulled the Best Buy circular out of the garbage can and looked through it, but with all the activity this past week, I honestly didn't know he'd even had a chance to go buy anything at all. My first response was, "How are we paying for this??" His answer was, "The same way we always do."

I have a lot to learn about photography, but we used the camera yesterday to get some awesome shots to use for Laikyn's graduation announcements. Of course, I snapped a few of Nathan, too. :-)

It was a beautiful day, even if it was a little colder than I'd hoped for. Here are some of the shots we took at Monte Sano Park.














We went to IHOP for supper and oh my! Their current menu item called Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Pancakes are to die for!! They are SO delicious, I will be dreaming about those pancakes for some time to come.


It was a very good day!

2 comments:

Carol VR said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I'm sure you'll be taking many more pictures to come.

Niki :-) said...

HAPPY BELATED HONEY! I'VE BEEN MIA WITH MY COMMENTING LATELY, SORRY. HOPE YOUR DAY WAS SPECIAL.