Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm BACK!!

So I finally have my computer up and running...and even better, I finally have my new camera!! Yippee. I've been dreaming about and planning this purchase since ... oh ... Christmas. Seriously, when Ben asked me what I wanted for Christmas I knew instantly that I wanted a real camera. But he asked too late, and I wanted a good deal. So I spent the next few months researching and fighting with myself over what to buy, where to buy it from and what lens to get. In the end, I decided to buy a Canon Digital Rebel Xti wit the kit lens. I know it's not the best lens, but for the price I got the camera for,the lens was practically free. Actually it was only $20 more to get the lens and I figured it was worth it...and I'll just buy a real one down the road. Overall the camera and lens are perfect for what I want to do. Anyway, here are some pictures I took the other day with the camera. I've only had it less then a week so I really have no clue what I'm doing yet. But when I have a minute I'll start doing some more research and trying to figure it all out.

Let's see, what else have we been up to? Oh yeah, last weekend we went to Kalispell. It was totally last minute and totally unplanned, but it was so fun. We were there for the 4th of July and it was so awesome! I've never been down there on the 4th, so I was a bit overwhelmed by all the fireworks! I LOVED it!! We went out to Lauren's family cabin for the evening and EVERYONE was setting off fireworks on the lake. EVERYONE!! So Ben and Chris made a quick trip to the Firework stand down the street and bought some for ourselves. It was so fun! I swear, if fireworks were legal up here, you'd see a LOT more Canadian pride on Canada day. Speaking of which, we had a little campout on July 1st at my parents and some of the family. It was so cute to see Hailey and Alisa interacting for once. Up until now they haven't even really cared that the other existed...but I now think I'm seeing the buds of a little friendship developing. Sooooo exciting!! I hope they're best cousins!! Anyway, that's it!

A little Hailey and Dad time!

A beautiful day on Echo Lake

Hailey and Mom Posing...sort of

Lauren and the fish she 'caught'

Oh more thing. A few weeks ago Lauren and I went to a Garden themed Enrichment for Church. AT the end, one of the ladies in our ward gave away some of her old flower of COURSE Lauren and I grabbed some. We repainted them and then took a trip to Beaver Dam Nurseries (the best Nursery out here) and picked up some flowers. And here's the final result:

I can't believe I actually started and finished a unlike me! And that's really all. Later.


The Taylors said...

Love the flower arrangement, and the fish, and the photos!!! Soudns like a fun weekend in Kalispel. I used to spend a lot of 4th of July's at lake Blaine and it is so fun, I too love how everyone sets up fireworks and that there are just random stands in town to buy them, Canada needs to get with it!

The Taylors said...

Oh yeah and I missed you while you were not blogging, welcome back! See you Monday!!

Angie said...

great pictures! glad you had a fun 4th of July!

Yuka Woodruff said...

that was so nice pictures of Hailey,cute!!