end of the silence and a new toy


this weekend was a very exciting weekend.  first of all, billy and i attended the break the silence party for silent clark.  it was so exciting to get to hear him speak after 100 days of silence.  the whole event was such a celebration.  billy recorded clark’s first words and put it up on youtube.  here’s the video in case you want to check it out.



in other exciting news…i got a new toy!!!! 

i have been wanting to get a new, real camera for a while now.  i have a point-and-shoot and while it’s great outdoors i can never get a good interior shot.  since i’m an interior designer it’s kindof important for me to be able to take photographs in interior settings. 

i finally bit the bullet and purchased a camera this weekend.  i am so thrilled with my new toy too!!!

in case you are interested this is what i got…

the EOS Rebel XS 18-55IS.  i ended up getting the kit that came with a lense. 

i also got an additional telephoto zoom lense (EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS). 

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

this is the first camera that i have ever had with a detachable lense.  i’ve previously only had point-and-shoot cameras.  i’ve also only kept those point-and-shoots on auto.  it’s going to be a total learning experience trying to figure this whole lense thing out but i’m enjoying it so far.  i took random pictures around the house all day long.  i also found taking photos of my dog sweetie to be really fun.



isn’t she such a great little model!



ok. i guess i got a little carried away with the doggie photo shoot.  i did take some photos of more than just sweetie though. 

i haven’t shared any recent photos of my guest room because i was waiting until i had a new camera.  here are a few sneak peaks of some of the things i’ve added.  hopefully i’ll get a chance to take the photos of the rest of the room soon.

guest room

guest room1

and one of my favorite photos that i took today was of a candle holder on my coffee table. it was my favorite because i was halfway across the room when i took it.  it looks like i was right beside it.





i can’t resist just one more pup pic.


i’m already thinking about the next lense that i want to save up for.  its this tamron wide angle lense.

Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP ZL Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

did you all do anything fun this weekend??


  1. I'm so impressed. Is there anything you won't tackle??? Great job ;-)

  2. Takes beautiful photos! I need to upgrade.

  3. So jealous!I want a new camera so bad for the same reason...they are way better at taking interior shots. Maybe for Christmas!

  4. Congrats on the new camera! Your guest room looks great.

  5. Great pics! Love your style, of course...

  6. Yeah for your new toy, that is so exciting!!

  7. I recently got a DSLR as well. It's a ton of fun. Much better at interiors than a point and shoot. But I still mess up on a regular basis.

  8. You got a fantastic camera! If you need any help learning anything or just have questions shoot me a message on my blog. =)

    You may have inspired me to write some camera tutorials.

  9. wow, that camera is awesome!! you seem to be doing an amazing job to be just a beginner. i can't wait to see how much better your photography is now with your new toy! way-to-go cristi!


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