Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!

My family  had a very special, memorable year last year with my youngest daughter's wedding, the birth of my middle daughter's daughter, and all the showers and celebrations that go with them.  Along with with the fun and happy memories, however, came a substantial amount of debt which I had determined to pay off ASAP.  Well, I'm happy to say that we were able to refinance this summer and, with a lowered interest rate, our mortgage payments won't change, the credit card debt is absorbed and there was even a little bit left on the loan to invest in a new camera which has been a dream of mine for some time!  I was able to apply reward points I'd accumulated on the credit card to lower the cost of the camera, so, all in all, it was pretty affordable.  I love my little point and shoot except when I'm trying to capture my grandkids in action. The shutter release was too slow and I oftened missed the shot! Hopefully, when I've learned to use this sweet baby, I'll be capturing ALL the action! :)
I've got a lot to learn, but I'm SO excited!
I have grand hopes that when I learn to use this camera
it will make my blog more appealing too.
Wish me luck!


  1. Wow -- you sound excited -- that is a nice looking camera -- Congradulations. I also just got a new camera because my old one was dying -- but nothing as fancy as yours. I will see what happens with keeping up with my grandson. I think that I will be ok for a while though because he won't even be born until November. It will take him some time before he gets too fast for my new camera -- but then they do grow very fast : ) Looking forward to seeing some great pictures!

  2. What a gorgeous camera! I just bought my first "big" (Canon DSLR) camera back in March, and it has definitely changed my life! The only downside I've found is that there are times I leave it behind because it's a little bulky...only to say within a few minutes, "I wish I would have brought my camera..."

    Many, many well wishes on your new purchase! I promise you that you're going to fall in love! :)