August 8, 2009

oh, camera


[Ivy LaRue, 10 months]




[Grayson Roger, 3 1/2]




[Carter Wilson, 7 years]



[Noah Jeffrey, 8 1/2]


So I got a new camera.

Over a week ago I ruined mine- it wasn't anything super special but was a great camera for me (a Canon Powershot SX110is). I had hoped to upgrade to a nicer one- maybe even an SLR but we just can't afford that right now. And believe me I was trying to work the numbers.

Friday night I couldn't wait any longer. I had a gift card that could buy the same camera I just broke. That would do. I know how to use it, and it was a good camera. I was tempted SO tempted to upgrade to a Nikon D60 then and there because they had a really good deal, but I'd have to go into debt for it, even if it wasn't that much, it was what I didn't have. And Noah had holes in his shoes. Holes! So I bought my "new" old camera with the gift card and had enough left over to get him the shoes he really wanted for back to school.

I know in my heart I did the right thing.

But the story, oh story, doesn't end here...


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34 comments:

  1. You did the right thing, totally.

    I love your kids, they are so adorable.

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  2. That first photo of Carter? Priceless! My fave by far of the series.

    Glad you're enjoying your new camera.

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  3. So cute! Yay for new cameras! I know you are happy to have it. :-)

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  4. I think u did the right thing. I really think you will enjoy a point and shoot more than an SLR. I mean dont get me wrong you would of loveeed an SLR for its speed and such.. but for what you are using it for your current camera is just fine!
    Im sure Noah will really love those new shoes and that really touched him more than an SLR in mommys hands would of :)

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  5. Love these pics. You can tell who the comedian is. Love their haircuts. I know you are glad to have your camera back.

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  6. Tne fact that you waited that long to buy a new camera impresses me. Every time we have broken a camera (sadly it has happened several times) we immediately go buy a new one. The camera being the one thing we ALWAYS want.

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  7. It's hard to do the right thing sometimes, but you did. In the end, it's not the camera that matters. It's what you take with it. Your kids are beautiful!

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  8. Good job! My husband recently went from working 45 hours a week to almost 70, and I'm having a really hard time not spending the money that he's working for when I'm lonely and without him- he's working to pay off our debt, and it's SO hard not to just go and have fun with the $$...Kudos to you!

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  9. Love that first pic of Carter! And the dress? Love it... I've got one almost identical that they did a couple years back, it's blue (almost the same blue as each one of my three girls' eyes).

    And yes, you did the right thing. I'm sure you'll feel it each time you look at the shoes.

    ps... can not WAIT to hear the rest of the story!
    ~Michelle

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  10. Great shots, and adorable kids!

    I can't wait to hear how the story ends.

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  11. love the pics of the kids, my husband was watching me scroll through and he thought they were all different kids - he was like "How many kids does she have!?!?!"

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  13. I think your camera takes really nice shots anyway. I like a point and click camera for certain situations. I still use my Canon PowerShot.

    Nell

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  14. Cute kids! Yay for new cameras! :D

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  15. It's so hard to wait sometimes. There are sooo many things I'd like to have (like bedroom furniture), but those are the things we want not need. You did well!

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  16. Super cute pictures of super cute kiddos! You probably did the right thing- a point and shoot is so handy with sticky fingers grabbing at it all the time. And maybe Nikon will get the hint about the coveted D60 someday… I want one, too, after hanging out in the Shutter Sisters suite at BlogHer!!!

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  17. I didn't know where to post this but if ivy needs shoes check www.otterblotters.com click the link for otter trotters. We have a pair they're so soft and cute and good for summer or winter

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  18. you got ivy's dainty point on camera!!

    you totally did the right thing. our whole series at church right now is about americans and what God thinks about debt. it is so true that what we want is usually not what we need. "even if it wasn't that much, it was what i didn't have." amen.

    ivy is edible and your boys are so stinkin' sweet. i love it. i'll have to show elle gray's pic later. =)

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  19. So glad the gift card came at the right time - a camera capturing memories is a great cause! :)

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  20. There's more? Of course what more could you want than the cuteness of those kiddos?! Sweet.

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  21. I'm in the same boat with the camera. Want the Nikon D60, but can't complain about my powershot. And since I'm not working right now, food and bills come before new camera...sigh.

    You have the cutest kiddos. Your old new camera does a fine job of documenting that!

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  22. Brilliant pictures!

    I'd love an SLR too *sigh*.

    :)

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  23. Gorgeous photos of georgeous kids

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  24. Great pictures...and wise choice.

    Carter has mesmerizing eyes...he is gorgeous! (Can I say that about a boy?) And of course the others are too!!! :)

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  25. I know the temptation all to well. I've tried to crunch those numbers for an upgrade more times than I can count. But, your pictures are still beautiful even if the camera isn't the one of your dreams.

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  26. The temptation is so hard...but knowing that that money can go towards debt instead is a good thing.

    Doesn't make it any easier though.

    And I love that first photo of Ivy.

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  27. I love these pictures of your kids!

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  28. All I can say is: "oh, gorgeous."

    Your family is beautiful. You are truly blessed.

    And I'm happy that you purchased a camera. I know I would definitely feel a little "lost" without mine.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  30. I just found your blog, as I am not a mommy nor mommy blogger; but I wanted to say your kids are BEAUTIFUL!

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