Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Valentine's Day Gift

When I was younger I viewed Valentine's Day as a time to receive flowers, candy, or jewelry. Perhaps a nice dinner out with my love would replace any of those, not to mention a sappy love movie, watched either in the theater or in the comfort of our own home via a rental.

I still like all those things. Don't get me wrong. But Josh's thoughtfulness this year and practicality made the expression "best Valentine's Day ever" come out of my mouth.

When I saw the sweet gift bag sitting on our dining room table, I was surprised. I didn't know he found time to pick up something for me, and I wasn't sure what on earth he decided to give me! I could tell by the smile on his face when I began to open it that he had been thinking up something for a while.

And there it was. A Canon PowerShot SX120.

I couldn't believe it. I finally have a workable camera again! I had been without one for about a month since our Kodak Easy Share died (the second one that has done this to me by the way). We had talked for weeks about what kind of camera to purchase. Should we take a huge step up and get something like a Nikon D5000 (like someone in my family has...not that I'm jealous or anything) or just get something a little more "middle of the road" since I really just use it for pictures of the kids and outings with family. I knew for sure that I didn't want to get the cheapest one in the store anymore...I wanted to get a brand that was reputable and a model that came recommended.

And that's what I got!

I'm very thankful that Josh decided to get this for me. Evidently he had been researching online and asking our family members who knew about cameras what they thought of that one. I can't wait to start taking fun pictures of the kids again! Gabriel fell asleep on the dining room table the other day and I couldn't capture it via a photo.

Oh...and I didn't mention...he also had a nice vase of tulips sitting on the table as well. Thank you friend who mentioned this idea to him. ;o) They are so pretty. They are my favorite.

I love you, Josh. Thank you for your constant thoughtfulness.

"I am
my beloved's, and my beloved is mine." Song of Solomon 6:3


TAMMY said...

What an awesome present!

Causey Fam said...

Aw, how sweet!

Causey Fam said...

oh, and yay for you for having 122 (at the moment) blog followers! What a jump!

Tina said...

Congrats on the super-thoughtful gift.

(and you didn't like your easy share - mine was great - - - until I dropped it in the parking lot - open. But it was four years old and still going strong! I loved it!)

christy rose said...

What an awesome Valentine gift! Wow!

Cheryl said...

awesome valentine's day gift!!!! what a thoughtful hubby! (and, girl, i think i would have a stroke if i had to go more than a day, much less a MONTH, without a camera!!!!!! lol!!) i'm sure gabriel looked cute on the table as he slept!! ;-)

Faithful Mali said...

That is a great gift! I've been six months (yes, six months) without a camera. I feel terrible and have missed so many photo ops.

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