Picture Perfect Birthday

I've had such a wonderful birthday!!
Today I turned the big 2-6. There's nothing too exciting about being 26.....but now I'm even closer to 30. YIKES.
Last year at this time I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Camp.
I'm glad he is here now to celebrate my birthdays with me....and I love that our birthdays are so close. Six days apart!
I opened my birthday present from Adam last night. It was burning a hole in his pocket and he couldn't wait.
He was so proud of it and rightly so........it was a Canon Rebel XSI!!!!!!
My poor Olympus has been wrapped in packing tape and on its last leg for a while. It's been an amazing camera though and it was a college graduation present from my mom.
But I've been dreaming about the Rebel for some time now.....and Adam took notice. :)
So needless to say, I spent most of my birthday testing out the new camera.
I still have A LOT to learn, but it's been pretty dang fun playing around with it!

I started the day with a VENTI Pumpkin Spiced Latte.....I didn't even finish half of it, but it was mighty tasty.

I also had a pumpkin muffin filled with cream cheese. I made Adam pause while singing "Happy Birthday" so I could take a picture!

We spent most of the day doing absolutely NOTHING and I loved it.
The only things I wanted to do was go to JoAnn's to get fabric for a camera strap cover and go to Dorothy B. Oven to take pictures.
And that's just what we did!

We had such a nice afternoon walking around. We were the only ones out there for most of the time and it was so peaceful.

Camp was an extremely patient model.
We ventured back to a pond that we had no idea was even there! Adam and I have been to Dorothy B. Oven too many times to count and neither of us had ever seen it before.
There were several little bridges and a dock that made for cute pictures.

So now you all will have to bear with me as I learn my way throughout this awesome camera. But I have a pretty cute subject to photograph and I highly doubt any of you will mind! :)

Thank you to all of my family and friends for making this day so very special!


Mama Byrd said...

Happy Birthday again, first born child of mine! Great pictures with your new camera! What fun you'll have...

Carrie Anne said...

wow these look great! so professional! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

brittany, steve, and gabe said...

cannot express how jealous i am!! beautiful pictures and happy birthday to you!

Jeff, Traci and Kaden said...

Wow, those pictures look great!! I may have to look into getting one of those someday. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Trip Webb said...

Happy Birthday Lane! I love the pictures, that camera is gonna be awesome to play with!

Beth Madigan said...

i cannot wait to get my mug shot up on this blog again with your new camera! even I'LL look good then! ;)

Donna said...

That was the perfect present for you! I know you'll use it constantly, as yes, you do have the perfect subject to photograph!

mary caroline said...

oooh you're pictures are looking quite marvy already! I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday :)

Lollie said...

you are the best of photogs!!!!! can't wait for some of those pic's!!!! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! Love you bunches!!:)

Jeff, Traci and Kaden said...

Okay, now I really want one of these. (Sorry this is my second comment on this post. But that camera takes GREAT pictures!)