Happy Birthday!

///Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Thank you guys for the social media birthday wishes yesterday.  I think Facebook makes birthdays more fun.  Now all of your friends can easily wish you a happy birthday.  I know some people don’t get it, but  I love getting all of the well wishes once a year.

I had a fantastic day with some sweet surprises…


Thanks for the cookie Jeremy!


And thanks Hubs for the coconut cake!

I’m recovering from a sugar rush and the rush of getting a new toy for my birthday; a DSLR camera!


I really really really wanted a new camera this year.  I’ve been working with a little PINK Nikon point and shoot, but it gives me a lot of trouble and it can only go so far with taking nice photographs.  I love taking pictures and hope this new “fancy” camera gives me better results.  I want to take those sleek food photography shots with the blurred background.. Can you see it?  I’m also hoping to have the ability to take better pictures of activity or motion.   Rhett and Reina are ready to be good test subjects!

I have a little experience with news photography.  Years ago I used to be a one-man-band reporter, where I shot my own video for the news.  It’s been EONS since I’ve done that, but I hope I remember some basics for framing shots.  It’s not the same as still photography, but at least I have some background knowledge that will hopefully decrease the learning curve time.  I know I have a LOT to learn!  I’m so excited to learn it though.


I’m counting on this book to help me!  I’m off to read it while the battery for this awesome new toy charges Smile





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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:29-04:00 August 21st, 2013|Friends & Family, Fun|8 Comments


  1. […] I’m still just learning the use the camera I got for my birthday, but I thought these turned out pretty good.  The first sunset is from a sunset cruise on a […]

  2. Annie @ What's Annie Making August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday Julie! Looks like you had a wonderful day. I love your new camera 🙂 I had a point and shoot for a long time but pretty much only use my iphone now because it takes better pictures. Ha! Maybe some day I can upgrade to a dslr.

  3. Margaret McGinnis August 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Julie,I am glad you had a Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to seeing lots of pictures taken with your new camera…

  4. Joanne Shafer August 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Glad you had a happy day. Many more!

  5. meagansorrells August 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    i am dorry that i missed ur birthday julie

  6. Barry Mingle August 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Pictures are made up of things you want to share with others.If you think it’s beautiful or interesting others will too.Just have fun with your new toy.

  7. Madeline St Onge August 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie, sorry I missed it yesterday. Have fun with your new toy

  8. Joyce Marie Buckner Ogles August 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Julie, take pictures of things that make you happy……things that are special to you…you never know when your not going to be able to take those pictures…..I loved to take pictures of my kitty kat Princess Prissy ogles, but she got run over just a few weeks ago……just on my phone, I have over 25 pictures of her……I have looked at them and laughed, I have cried and I have told her how much I love her and miss her…..just have fun….

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