Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, it is 2007! We have lots to look forward to this year! First we have our holiday coming up in a couple of weeks, then my birthday in Feb where we are going to see the Barenaked Ladies, and then the baby will be here before we know it! It should be a great year!

Let me rewind a little bit to share a bit of what I got for Christmas. I said I would come back with pictures. Ashton and I bought a new camera in November that we said was our Christmas present to each other so we were just going to do stocking stuffers. And this is what he put in (or beside!) my stocking:

New dishes. We have talked about getting new dishes for a little while - Ashton hates the bowls in the set that we have, and we are 1 plate short because I broke one. :P The only thing I dont like about these new ones is that they dont fit in my cupboards!! I spent a bunch of time re-arranging my cupboards because I thought they would fit on the other side of the kitchen, but they dont! LOL. So if nothing else, my cupboards are clean now. We also all got some scuba gear so we can bring it down to the Dominican. I cant find a picture of that (unless you want me to put it on and model it! LOL)

Here are some more pics to share for fun. Ashton went outside with all the kids one day at home and got them playing in the snow. This was the only pic with all of them looking remotely close to the camera.

Then I figured I should learn how to use our camera OFF of the auto setting, so I sat down on the floor in front of the dog and one of her new toys. It took me a while to get the exposure reset (for some reason it was set really high) but I finally got a decent pic. Obviously I was more focussed on the ball than the dog.

And here is a layout I scrapped last night about Ashton's grandma. This is the last photo we have of her, from her 90th birthday. This was our first Christmas without her. Miss you grandma!
Here's to a great 2007! Do something good today to start the year off right!


patti said...

Love the new phtos from your camera!!! What a special layout toO! and I'm happy that Ashton surprised you with the dishes! Hope you're able to find a home for them soon! YOu do have an exciting 2007 coming up!! :) happy for you!

Elia said...

Happy New Year Melissa! You have a wonderful year ahead of you with the concert and baby on the way. Great dishes and really love the colour. Great LO of your grandma. Simple and sweet.

Heather M. said...

I love those new dishes! I thought mine might not fit in my cupboard either but they did - just barely!
Awesome photos! There's always so much to learn about cameras. It keeps it interesting, eh?! We got a remote control for ours (it was in DH's stocking) so it's much easier to take family photos now! I really like it.
I hope you have an awesome year - so many things to look forward to!

Heather said...

What great pictures you got and it must have been nice to be able to play with it before Christmas.

What an awesome layout of your Grandma. I love the pp you made (assuming you did it). (I think you have some years wrong though if she was 90.) HUGS!! It's so hard to go through holidays without loved ones.