Sunday, December 5, 2010

Black Friday shopping and my early Christmas gift!!!

I love taking pictures and I have for as long as I can remember. In my teenage years I was always buying the disposable cameras from Wal*Mart. Then the year Jason and I got engaged he bought me my first digital camera. I was so excited! All of those camera's worked great for what I wanted and needed at the time but since I was in high school I have wanted a Canon Rebel. I never really thought I would get one but much to my surprise my husband and I were talking the day before Thanksgiving and we decided Black Friday would be a great time to get the camera I have always wanted.

We were at Jason's parents house for Thanksgiving so I was rallying the troops to see who wanted to go Black Friday shopping with me. Jason's Mom was really the only one excited to go so we set our sights on waking up at 4am to head to Wal * Mart and retrieve my dream camera.

The day after Thanksgiving Jason's brother decided to go with us and just before we left the house Judah woke up which woke Jason up and he also decided he wanted to come along. So Jason's Mom, Brother (Uncle Toe Toe), baby Judah and myself all loaded up in the jeep at 4:15 in the morning in 29 degree weather in hopes to snag a Canon!

We got to Wal*Mart and checked to see how many camera's that had at that store and much to my surprise they had 4 ahhhhh my hopes could soon be crushed seeing as how we were the 150th person in line...
So we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited..... Then I over heard a girl behind me tell one of her friends she thought you could order some of the camera's online and so the search was on. My phone wasn't working very well so I got on Jason's brothers iPhone (which I had no clue how to use) and started the process to order my camera. We stayed in line just in case it was out of stock online. By this point we had been standing in line for over an hour.

I kept at it though and after 45 minutes on the iPhone I ordered my CAMERA or should I say our camera because it really is the family camera :)

We happily hopped out of line (I may have been the only happy one at this point ha) and headed to the outlet mall to do some more Black Friday shopping.

Below are a few of my favorite pictures I took the first day I got my camera. I think I took over 500 pictures just in one day. Hopefully my family doesn't get sick of me taking pictures cause I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.

This is the very first picture I took with my new camera.
I love his eyes!

I have a new found respect for all my friends who are photographers
I took hundreds of pictures and only ended up with a few I really liked.

Judah is such a big boy at 10 months old
he can stand up by himself for quite a while.

Out of all the pictures I took this one is my very favorite of Judah!

And this one is my very favorite picture of Kenya.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations 'Nessa!

I love that second photo of K y J together!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great pics!! And you are so right, as long as I can remember you have LOVED the camera!!! Your kids will have a wonderful history of their lives in pictures! Love you! Aunt J

mandy said...

Good job! You always have been a great photographer!

The Sappington's said...

awesome!!!!! hey, my birthday is next month...i know what you can get me for my birthday... ;)

Patty said...

Precious...precious children!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you! God Bless!

Patty from TX