Wednesday, July 9, 2008


It seems my readers are a curious lot.

Kristen left a comment on my Mosaic Meme post that has left everyone bewildered.

I really wasn't quite ready to share this news.

I didn't tell her not to say anything.

And technically she didn't.

She mentioned something about an impending arrival.

Okay... maybe I could share a little.

Chad and I have been talking.

We have been thinking about what it would be like to have one more.

I know three is plenty for any family.

But really when you have three, what is four?

Yes, I only have two hands.

Yes, they are expensive.

Sometimes you just have to take risks.


Mine are each different and special in their own way.

I love them all.

But we have felt a certain void.

Something that has been missing.

We just couldn't put our finger on it, until now.

Our memory is just not what it use to be.

We need more memory.

And more mega pixels.

And more "zoomablitity".

We need to go from a family of three cameras to a family of four.

Hence the mention of the impending arrival.

It arrived.

Meet Nikon.

Isn't she beautiful?

She came to our family just a few days ago.

I am already in love.

Head. over. heels.

The first day I took over 300 pictures.

Looked at 5125 photography websites.

And read the manual 4 times.

I still don't understand any of it.

But I will.

I want to take pictures like her, and her, and her.

Oh, and her and her.

And I can't forget her, her, or her.

I will not stop until I can.

This may take a while folks.

But it will be fun practicing.


Jenifer Kuhn said...

I am jealous! my mom has one and I used it a lot before I moved out I just have to use a regular camera! Have fun with Nikon!! They take amazing pictures!

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

Darn it, I thought you were going to make my day and say you were pregnant. I was going to be sooo jealous but offer my help in any way needed. (Preferably babysitting ha)
My son just turned 18 a couple of weeks ago and we got him the Nikon D40 for his birthday. It takes gorgeous pictures. His came with some DVDs and he watched them all. My pictures have never been very good so I doubt it's the camera...just my lack of skill!

OHmommy said...

YOU TEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You had me on the edge of my seat.

Welcome to he world of Nikon. I suggest you check out some Nikon forums online, for extra pointers. They were so helpful.

And Have fun!!!!!!

Christie said...

You totally had me fooled. I was all excited about a new baby!

Well, I'm still excited about your new baby. And honored to be in your photog line-up.

The best book I ever read was Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure." It changed photography for me forever. You can get it on Amazon. Good luck, and can't wait to see your pics!

Dancin Queen said...

Girl, you are FUNNY!

I too, thought you were prego. I'm feeling the same thoughts except really about a baby--have 3, it's a good place for us, but for some reason I want more! Brian doesn't (he gets up with them at night!)

I'm jealous of your big-girl camera.

Stephanie said...

You have GOT to be kidding me! I was wrought with excitement thinking of course, BABY! But you are talking about Nikon.

Well, congratulations anyways ;) Tease!

amanda said...

oh honey congrats on your new baby!! she is quite the looker :)

seriously how much fun are you going to have with your newest addition??

can't wait to see some of your new mad photo skillz!!

Krystyn said...

Congrats! I love mine, and I'm sure you will love yours, too!!!

Can't wait to see some of your pictures!

just jamie said...

You TOTALLY had me going. If ANYthing would have made me feel better about your teasing there, THAT camera would do it. Congrats. Have fun.

Susan said...

Great cliffhanger! Can't wait to see how the new "baby" changes your life!

The Reed's said...

you will love, well obviously you already do (hence the 300 pictures). can't wait to see the products! Enjoy!!

Cecily R said...

Color me JEALOUS. I day dream about cameras like that!!

The Mom said...

You are so tricky!! ;) So cool, congrats, your pictures will be BY FAR better than mine!

Ashley said...

ooohh...i love it!! I need a real digital can only do so much!!~

duchess said...

Congrats on the new addition!
Now, let's see some of those practice shots you've been taking.

Thanks for the blog advice earlier - I'll go check it out.

Emy5 said...

I am sure you will takes some lovely shots with your new baby. She's perfect!

Lauren said...

You got me!!!

Your new arrival is simply beautiful! Congratulations! (an arrival like that may be the only way I ever get a girl ;) )

I have been gone on our family vacation...I am excited to catch up on all of the posts of yours that I missed.

I agree...Christie is an amazing photographer!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I am jealous, I have been trying to convince my husband that I NEEEED one for blogging :)

Lauren said...

I am sure the other bloggers you linked are amazing photographers, too...I am going to have to go lurk on their blogs!

leah said...

oh i am so so very excite for you wendi!!! it's about darn time! LOL!

we'll have to chat later. i don't have many pointers for you... but a few basic ones that could get you out of shooting in auto mode a little quicker. ;)

(still - i shoot in auto mode a lot though!!!)

Kristen said...

YEA!! The reveal!!

Nothing like a little blog gossip to get the week started right??

Love the Nikon, and so will you. The pictures that you have already taken are amazing!! You have talent girl, you really do! I can't wait for you to showcase a couple of your new arrival's pictures! Heeheee!

Congrats again, and give Chad a big hug and a kiss for the perfect "just because" gift! :)

Steph said...

Oh oh I love my nikon I take it everywhere can't wait to see the pics

Carol said...

I had guessed it wasn't a new baby.

I thought it was gonna be a new pet.

You fooled me.

Welcome Nikon, she is just gorgeous!


keeb said...

thanks for the comment, but I don't even come close to those you mentioned. They know what their doing, I still have no clue!! :)

Kellan said...

How cute - had me going! Love your new camera. Learn it all - okay - and then you can give me some pointers on that Canon I still can't figure out!!!

Take care and have fun - Kellan

leah said...

btw. sytycd iotn. ;)

Erin said...



Mamasphere said...

You had me fooled all the way up to Nikon! When I saw the three cameras, I though, oh, she needs another camera because she must take so many pictures of her kids, lol.

I am truly, insanely jealous. Can't wait to see the pics you take with it (I'm off to look at them now)!

aly said...

congrats! that is very very exciting! so i finally sent off your package yesterday so it is on it's way! let me know when you get it- hope you like it!

The White House said...

How fun, and much fewer dirty diapers!

Shannon said...

VERY cool - I bet you will love it and will become a whiz at using it in no time!! Can't wait to see some more gorgeous pics!

Kelli said...

hahaha! All the excitement of a new baby...but without the sleep deprivation! Congrats!

Happy POW!

Chelle said...

Ha! It beats those late nights, right :) Have fun with it and Happy POW!

Jenny said...

wow...thought that you were going to say you were pregos. the camera is beautiful! at least you do not have to wake up with it at night.
happy pow!

Jen said...

Well, at least the camera won't keep you up in the middle of the night or need its diaper changed. :)

That is one monster of a camera! I'm jealous!

Elaine A. said...

You SOOO had me going there for a minute! HA!

Congrats on the new camera. I can understand why you would be obssessed! : )

Beth said...

Too funny, you so had me going. Visiting you thru POW, good luck with the camera. I'M JEALOUS...

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a fun post, I'm gonna like you-- a Nikon owner! Congrats, and be forewarned: it will take over your life.

Auds at barking mad said...

Found you through POW. Have been having fun reading through some of your entries.

Congrats on the camera! I got my first "big girl" camera almost eighteen months ago, a Sony A100 DSLR and now I'm graduating up to a Canon EOS1D MarkIII. I can't wait. It gets addicting, I'll tell ya that much.

I'll definitely be back, especially to see some of your handywork with your new Nikon!

McMommy said...

How HYSTERICAL is my BFF, Wendi?!?

Your BABY.


And look at you missy...your impending arrival is quite popular...I am your 40TH COMMENT!!!!

Congrats on such a beautiful little one!

Leslie said...

Love my Nikon too, still learning how to use it. But it's awesome! Enjoy yours! I thought you were going to say you were pregnant too! lol~ Happy pow!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh I was so going to set you straight--4 kids is truly night and day from 3. I'd take three any day. You lose all power with 4--I know.

Enjoy the camera and happy POW!

Scrappy Girl said...

ITA with Lisa's comment above...4 is a WORLD of difference. I am having camera envy...the Nikon is on my wishlist. Congrats on getting one.