The delayed surprise reveal.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

In what may prove to be the worst money management decision that we have made to date . . . I succumbed to my husbands persuading. :)

On December 12th, we received our Christmas bonuses, $200 each. I immediately chalked it up to savings. I mean is there really anything else we could even entertain doing with that money in our position? Apparently so, as I listened to Tony, with tears in his eyes and a choked up throat, decisively tell me that we were going to purchase my camera with our bonus dollars. Honestly, no joke, I've seen the man cry more in the 5 months I've been pregnant than the entire time I've known him! Which I find incredibly sweet. So the hunt was on, what could I purchase where to get the most for our money. The answer surprisingly was a lot, thanks to this store.

I honestly doubt you will believe me when I tell you that I was able to secure the Canon Rebel XS with 10.1 mp, a 18-55mm IS Lens and a 75-300mm III Lens for $500, including free shipping, if it weren't for the remarkable proof. That's right, it's still available and by my research still currently beating all others by $100. To top it off, when I told my Mom what we were considering she hastily offered to help by giving us our birthday '09 presents. So there was no additional cost to us!

It's been a few years since I've shot with my 35mm Rebel, so there's been a definite learning curve as I fight my way out of auto mode . . . but I couldn't be happier. It's the most illogical decision we've ever made, but I think that the results will far outweigh the cost!

22 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Sounds like you have an amazing, sensitive, caring husband!!

Neat pictures, look like you are quite talented :)

Julia said...

Awesome! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to watch your progress.

Now maybe he can convince you to buy some woman's deodorant, too? :)

Chelsie said...

I am so happy for you and how awesome of Tony. Sometimes the illogical decisions are by far the best decisions you can make :)

*Kimmie* said...

Congratulations! What beautiful pictures and I look forward to many, many more to come!

The Branches said...

Yeah I am so happy for you! We broke down and got a nice camera a couple years ago and at first I had major buyers remorse, but I LOVE my camera and I have so much fun with it! Especially now that it is paid for! I have a Nikon D80, I'd love to see how your Canon pix turn out too! Happy memory making!!! Pictures last a lifetime and I think you'll really enjoy it especially with the baby :)

Erin said...

Beautiful photos Leah!! Can't wait to see more!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! You deserve it!

Ashley said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!

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Bluebird said...

I'm so happy for you! The pictures look great so far! Can't wait to see more.

Dunc said...

Yay, congrats! You're going to have so much fun with it....and in the meantime, I'll just continue to lust after a professional camera and live vicariously through you :-)

Vintage Gal said...

ooooo!!! I'm a novice just for fun photog., but am looking for a nice easy to use digi cam...you must give me updates! So excited you got a new toy for the holidays! give your husband bless a big ole hug and kiss

Mrs. A said...

so excited for you enjoy your new camera.
Tony sounds like a truly amazing man.

Andrea said...

Awesome! Congrats! You'll love every second of it :)

Thanks for that link! I may just have to purchase my 40 or 50d from there!!

TMS said...

OMG!!! How exciting!!! :) I am so happy for you!!!
Your kitties are outstanding too by the way! I LOVEEEEE cats!!

Enjoy your new camera!!

kathleen said...

yipee!! let me know if you have questions on how to work it!
:-)

BruinChiq said...

Congratulations on the new toy!!! :) It's so nice if you have used the old Rebel though -- because the controls are all the same! :)

Merry Merry Christmas -- and practice up before you take 1000's of baby photos!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow a great gift, I'm so happy for you!!

Emily said...

How exciting! I think the pics you've already taken look really good! I have a suspicion that I'm getting one for Christmas - hopefully the hubs found a good deal like you!

DianeTaylor said...

Those pics are amazing, Leah - I am so happy you got the camera. You have been lusting after it for so long now. Tony is such a sweet hubby, I lov ehim and I don't even know him.

Blessings to you, hon :)

Jen said...

It'll be worth every penny to take pictures of the baby.

Kaitlyn said...

Woot! So glad you got your camera. You'll be able to take great baby pictures :)

 

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