Here it is!

You all crack me up! I have received emails and questions in the "comment" section about my "gift". I think you all are "peekers" and as anxious as me! Here it is a Canon EOS 40D...I love it! My husband also got me the "big case"(it's like a luggage piece), a great lense, two CF cards..one of them is what the national geographic uses. Well, my kids..national geographic...there is a resemblence..hee hee!

I love it! I love it! If it was softer, I would sleep with it! It has been fun to use but there is so much this camera does and I am still on the "automatic" button! I need an entire day to learn this camera...try different things..upload pictures. So slowly I am learning it! Any words of advice? I know quite a few of you out in blog land have this camera...words of wisdom please!

{First picture I took with it! Kids in their Christmas pj's...looking at lights..with their 3D glasses! I,also, used the camera with the pictures of my kids on the right column of my blog.}


48 comments:

Grand Pooba said...

Oh, I've wanted a new camera for SO long now! You'll have to tell me how you like your cannon once you get used to it!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

fun! you're gonna love it.

Liz said...

OOh, I am so jealous! I so want a new camera! I still have an old Sony cybershot. Maybe someday.... for now I'll just covet yours. LOL!

Pam D said...

No advice... just envy. *sigh* And I am truly happy for you! Have fun....

Angie said...

I am jealous! I don't need a camera that does all sort of neat stuff though because I'd never be able to figure it out!

Chris said...

Love your new camera, I got one last Christmas and I'm still on automatic, does way to much for me to figure out. Just discovered it plays music, if I turn it on. I'm now trying to figure that one out.LOL Happy for you, it looks like a super duper one too.

Hugs,
Chris

Michelle said...

I love the photos of the kids, those are great. I love my Canon Rebel xsi, I have started experimenting with the other settings but mainly stay on auto. Have fun!!

Mari said...

What a great gift! Just think of all the photo treasures you'll create using it!

Kelly said...

I don't think I'd be able to put it down either. What a great gift!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is my next camera...LOL...atleast in my head. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
You are one lucky girl. Enjoy your new toy! what a nice hubby!

edie said...

Sandy,
Congratulations! You'll be annoying the socks off your family I'm sure. Glad you're back. Have a blessed New Year.
love and well wishes,
Edie

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this camera the more you use it.....This is the exact model I have....for my Christmas gift this year, Pat is flying me to Atlanta to take a photography workshop given by one of my favorite bloggers...I have just started stepping out of Automatic mode and trying to get the hang of other settings....it is totally addicting!!

Have Fun....and Happy New Year!

Lisa

Darlene said...

How EXCITING!!! You are gonna have a ball learning that new camera.

The kids look so cute all ready to see the lights!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good going! Nice pics!

XO,

Sheila

April said...

Very nifty camera you have there! I'd say your hubby scored some major brownie points, am I right? :) I can't wait to see some of the pics. you take with it!

Marie said...

You ONLY need an entire day to learn your new camera?? My new camera has been glaring at me from high on the shelf where I put it a few days ago since I can't manage to get through more than 2 pages at a time of the instruction book. I don't understand ANY of it. I'm seriously looking into a camera class at the local college. Have fun with your new camera!!! Cute picture of the kids in their pj's, by the way!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm jealous!! I want a new one but will have to wait! I heard that was a good one! Congrats to you and way to go hubby!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

SWEET!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

WOW! So lucky, enjoy it!

jennykate77 said...

Nice camera! I so NOT jealous...OK, maybe just a little☺ I love the pic of the kiddos in the car w/ their glasses...too cute!! Can't wait to see the pics you'll take!

Have a great day!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I have last years model, but I needed something to carry in my purse...that was smaller. I ended up getting a cheap digital from Target-but we use the big one at home...I had to be able to keep one on me for cute shots...
Have fun-My hub. jokes I am the only one who reads the manual through...but I can operate anything!!!
VERY Nice job, Mr. Sandy Toes!

Jan said...

How lucky are you? So very. Good luck with it.

Jboo said...

Wow -- looks fabulous!! Have fun with it. And it's perfectly fine to use the auto button! Start snapping some more pictures!

Janet

Wendy said...

Congrats! I am a Nikon girl myself, so I can't give you any advice, but I think you will really LOVE IT!!! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful pictures!

Jillene said...

What a GREAT gift!! I hope that you and your family have a Happy New Year!!

*Keli* said...

Woo to the hoo!!!! What an awesome gift!!! Yay for you! xo Keli

Smelling Coffee said...

Congratulations on your awesome camera! I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog - and to all you have to share with us in the new year!

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm so jealous! My mom has this camera and I used it for our Christmas picture. It takes beautiful pictures. Lucky girl!

Jessica said...

I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

A great gift! Such a lucky girl!

Corey~living and loving said...

Congrats. :) I remember getting my camera. what joy. :)
have a great day!

AndreaLeigh said...

congrats on your new camera!

The Arthur Clan said...

Now that is one awesome Christmas gift. Woo-hoo for you! :)

Carrie said...

love it!

Jo said...

Ooooh lucky you! We just recently purchased the Canon Rebel xsi and love it. I too am still on auto.

I'm taking a few classed in January.

Enjoy!
Jo

Debbie said...

What a great gift! Looking forward to all your great pictures.

the voice of melody said...

Enjoy your new camera!

Kacey R. said...

WOOHOOO!!! Love your camera! Congrats! I love the first picture you took with it too! I'm still learning my Canon. Like you, I need a day dedicated to learning and reading my manual. I got mine in September and I'm still on the Automatic setting. LOL. I'll venture out eventually. Let me know if you learn anything and I'll be sure to do the same. :o)

Brittany said...

I guess you were very good this year! What an awesome gift!

At Home In Georgia said...

Hey I just got a Canon too! My Best Buy offered a free course...it was great...you should check you local Best Buy and sign up.

You didn't even have to have bought your camera there anyone was welcome.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a cute picture! You should frame it.

Pam D said...

Thanks for your insight on my blog, Sandy. I will call the mom tomorrow; I know in my heart that I would want someone to give me a heads up if it was my boy. Please pray that good will come out of the ugly....

Betsy said...

That is the camera to have. Maybe I will get one for my birthday.

Tara said...

I got the same camera for Christmas and I cannot wait to learn how to use it!! I have not experimented yet but maybe tomorrow!! I love love love taking pictures of my boys.

Ashley said...

i LOVE it. and guess what. the hubby got me a new camera for anniversary/christmas too. he got a Nikon D90!! i will never figure it all out but hey.. whatever!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Just have fun with it... enjoy the gorgeous photos it is going to give you for your family memories.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Kristen Duke said...

Congrats on your new camera! Thanks for the comment on my blog...learn the manual settings your SLR, you will notice a world of difference...but its a long, frustrating road to figure it out:) I have some tips on my blog archive from January a year ago if it helps. I'm happy to help if you need it. Goood idea to use 3D glasses to look at Christmas lights!

Kim said...

I got a new camera to! Go to you tube and search your camera model... people have made videos of them using the camera and give tips and tricks.