Surprises are really still the best feeling in the world. This past Friday night, I was just sitting down finishing up some last minute items before officially starting Mother’s Day weekend, when Kevin, Emma and Lily walked into the bedroom. Emma was carrying this large brown mailing box.
“Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy,” she shouted with a big smile on her face!!
Kevin was beaming and Lily just followed along for the ride. I immediately asked what was in the box and was told by Kevin to open it. So open it I did. I found the Canon N Series Powershot that I got to preview back during Easter Weekend. I mentioned it here.
To say, I feel in love with the camera was an understatement, because it has all sorts of unique features, including wi-fi capabilities and even a creative shooting mode, where it takes one picture, but produces six different shots from that one picture, such as the original, plus black and white, zoom in, and even color enhancements.Canon Series N Camera–My Mother’s Day Surprise!!
I was completely psyched and indeed truly surprised. Saturday, we had a cousin on Kevin’s side of the family’s communion up in Middletown, NY at the Orange County Arboretum. And Sunday was, of course, Mother’s Day and also Kevin’s Birthday.
So, we had tons of reason to celebrate for this weekend, as well as take pictures. I was so overjoyed to have a new camera to take pictures with for these occasions. I honestly didn’t think I was getting this camera, because it wasn’t cheap and we are saving hardcore to buy a house in the near future.
I even asked Kevin Thursday night, if he could try to borrow the loaner N Series camera that he had from Easter. When he came home Friday night, he had psyched me out by telling me that it was no longer available. So, I resigned myself to using my older Canon Powershot for the weekend. Yes, Kevin works at Canon and we only do own Canon Cameras, because of this association and discount he receives.
But again, I do have a wonderful husband who went the extra mile to totally surprise me.
However, no surprise comes without a bit of craziness, because I am the mother to two small children. So, of course I have to share with all of you, because that is what I do best!!
Saturday morning getting ready to leave for the communion, which was over 2 hours away from us by car was chaotic to say the least. I was dressing both girls to have Emma crying about needing help getting wiped in the bathroom, while I look up to see Lily, who has yet another cold (seriously so done with cold season already if haven’t mentioned this before) to having yellow snot in her bangs!! Gross and now I had to wash the front of her hair and then dry it before I could even continue to dress my kids. Seriously, it took all my restraint not to blow a fuse and utter a few choice obscenities at this very moment.
But by the time, I finished I seriously needed a stiff drink to relax me, not to mention I still needed to get dressed. Where was my knight in shining armor, you may ask? Showering and then ironing his clothes for the day! Love how he only had to worry about himself at that time!! But I digress.
I had charged the camera the night before, but since I was so busy that morning never actually looked at the camera manual for any last minute details. I used the loaner before, so I thought I would be good to go though. But just in case was going to look on the way up to communion, while Kevin drove.
Well, the road to hell is totally paved with good intentions, because when I turned the camera on for the first time in the car, I found out it was in video mode and recording. I had no clue how to turn that off and get back to just taking pictures. Kevin, of course, acted like I was crazy for not looking at it sooner and told me he would look at it when we arrived at the party.
About an hour later, we finally arrived having gotten lost on the actual park grounds that Arboretum was located on. As soon as we did arrive and park, the skies opened up and it was pouring raining. I swear it was as if the god’s were against us in the moment. I had a huge golf umbrella and carried Emma in as fast as I could. While, Kevin carried Lily.
Thankfully, the rain was short lived and the sun came out after we had the main course. We actually got to go for a tour of the grounds, which were spectacular complete with gardens and a water feature, too. Really just a wonderful party venue.
By the way, Kevin finally did figure out how to get the camera out of video mode by googling the camera manual online. And we actually got some really beautiful pictures of the Arboretum, as well as our family, too.
And we even got to use the camera for Mother’s Day and Kevin’s Birthday too on the following day.
Other then a few bumps in the road on both days, including getting ready as mentioned earlier, Lily getting spaghetti sauce on her fancy dress and waking out of a dead sleep on the way home only to cry so hard she made herself throw up (yes notice a trend with Lily!!), the weekend was a success. And I am happy to report that I am now taking Saturdays and Sundays for myself through the rest of the spring and summer, too to spend with Kevin and the girls.
And now I would love to share the collage I put together on PicMonkey from Saturday. I honestly love this new camera and playing around with the collages, too. And seriously a wonderful surprise for sure. Hope you enjoy!Fun Family Party!!
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