New Camera and the Easter Weekend

**Disclosure- I wrote this last week, then got a horrible virus, and felt like death, and now I’m just getting around to posting this…

A few weeks ago I got a new camera.  I’m no pro, but I do appreciate good photography, or at least good pictures.  We found a great used cannon EOS 20D on craigslist, that a home and gardens photographer used with an upgraded lens (that was worth more than the camera itself).  It was a VERY good price, so we decided to buy it. If you haven’t noticed already, I LOVE taking pictures of my family.  If you’re my friend on Facebook, then you are probably annoyed by my incessant picture uploads.  I can’t help it though… it’s just what I do.

So, we took it to the Alpharetta Arts Street Festival in downtown Alpharetta to give it a test run.  I practiced using the “AV” mode to focus on objects close up and leave the objects far away out of focus.  Here are some of my more successful attempts…

I have so much to learn about the camera, but it will have to take some time since I have my hands full right now to say the least.  I’m excited about this new hobby since it incorporates a few of my passions: Family, Art and Nature.

I got to use the camera some more this weekend over Easter.  We had a great weekend.  We kicked it off by doing an egg hunt at a nearby church.  They had egg hunts divided by age group, inflatable slides, freshly popped popcorn, and other treats.  The weather was perfect 70’s with a slight breeze.  They told us upon entry, that they would announce when the egg hunt would begin, and once they announced Parker’s age group, we headed down to where his egg hunt would be, which was in a small playground nearby.  Once we got there it was a madhouse.  No eggs were to be found anywhere!  A little discouraging for Parker’s very first hunt.

But we decided to hang out anyway and let him enjoy the playground for a little bit.  I think Parker had his eye on a special little someone.  First crush perhaps?

But, then they announced that they were going to have another hunt for those who arrived late (or in our case, those of us who got NO eggs).

The second hunt was a success!  Three eggs.  Since it was a mixed group, a few older kid “vultures” swooped in at the last minute, but it was still a lot of fun.

We spent Sunday going to church and visiting with family at Aunt Vicki’s house.  She has a beautiful new home and backyard.  It made for a perfect setting for Parker to have another little egg hunt.

It was fun to see my cousins there.  I remember when we all were kids, eating at the “kid” table, and hunting for eggs ourselves.  Now, our kids are enjoying Easter.  Good times.  Here’s a picture of the boys together.  Jackson in the front shares the same birthday with Parker, but a year later.  He’s only five pounds less than Parker!  What a cute little chunker!

I feel like the luckiest person in the world.  I got to spend a wonderful Easter with my incredible husband, and my two beautiful Easter bunnies.

One thought on “New Camera and the Easter Weekend

  1. What a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing. Family and friends are just a great part of life. I couldn’t imagine life without them.

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