As it turns out, I was prematurely mourning my dear Nikon D40.  It was actually my lens that shit the bed.  Instead of replacing the kit lens, I bought a refurb 55-200mm lens and I LOVE it!  Adorama.com had great customer service, the lens arrived fairly quickly, and was packaged very well.  No complaints there!

Image courtesy of Adorama

Image courtesy of Adorama

So happy 11th anniversary to me!!  (Yes, it will be ELEVEN years in a couple of weeks.  How did I get so lucky?  No idea.)

A cropped pic I took, using the "auto" setting.  Not bad!!

A cropped pic I took, using the “auto” setting. Not bad!!


Check out my handsome hubby and my firstborn!


As we grow a little older together, we are working on our health.  No, mid-thirties are not old, per se.  But there is the undeniable fact that things are not in places they used to be…and we’re taking longer to recover from silly things like big drinking/eating weekends, Easter candy, etc…

Enter the documentary that made us perk up our ears and take notice:  Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.   It’s pretty popular right now, as is juicing, so I’m sure we’re jumping on some bandwagon or other.  But if it makes us healthy, I am all about it.  So we purchased a juicer, it arrived last week, and we’ve juiced our way through many pounds of produce already.  I’m not going all out yet (total juice fast), rather I’m sampling recipes here and there.  I’ve decided I despise Mean Green.

Do you have any juice recipes I can try that don’t involve celery?


RIP, dear camera

My trusty, second-hand NikonD40 died a few weeks ago. I’m in the market for a new Nikon and I think I’m leaning toward the D3100.


Nice and simple, no bells and whistles. I’d even go for used! After all, photography is just a hobby for me.

I’ve been knitting more socks for myself, this time using a pattern that has become my “go to” for basic socks.

So…hopefully more decent pics will be coming along once I have something better than the iPhone 🙂

A Fall Affair, Part II

My dear friend Laura is a fantastic photographer who has captured my family on film several times.  The last family shoot was almost exactly a year ago.  Check it out here.  Last weekend, she topped herself and completely blew me away yet again with some gorgeous photos.  I didn’t know we could look so good!

Some of the best ones (although I’m not posting the Christmas-card-candidates)…


I am late jumping on the Instagram bandwagon, I know.  I just discovered it recently and I love it.  You’ll be seeing some artsy-fartsy looking shots of things taken with my crappy iPhone 3GS–the “effects” make up for what it lacks in megapixels.


Fun effects and lots of sharing capabilities…

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