Spring Break Is Here!!!!

HAPPY MONDAY FRIENDS!!!!

Now you may be wondering why I'm shouting that at you. Well there is a very easy explantation for that......IT'S SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right I do not have to work this week and I could not be more excited about it.  Just one of the perks of being a teacher.  I snapped this picture at the end of the school day on Friday because I was so excited.



So the weekend was amazing.  Houston decided to be cold and rainy all weekend so it was the perfect excuse to do my all time favorite thing.  Stay inside and do absolutely nothing.

Oh except one thing.

This happened this weekend.............


That's right friends! Yours truly is now the owner of her very own Canon Rebel T5 DSLR camera!!!!!

You may remember it was on my wish list from this post.  Well, I started researching cameras, I took a poll on Facebook, and scoured Pinterest all Friday night and Saturday morning.  By around 1:00pm on Saturday I knew I wanted to invest in one and I figured why wait!

I want to be a photography pro by the time I head to Europe in July.  I want to take the most epic pictures in the world while I'm there because, honestly, I don't know when I'll be able to go back.  Plus, this will really help with my blogging.

Needless to say, once I got the camera I spent pretty much the entire weekend playing around with it. And I think it's safe to say this is the best purchase I've made in a really long time! :)

Here is just a random sampling of what I shot this weekend.




Jenny made this Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna on Saturday night and it was heavenly.  Especially if you love peanut butter.  Which I do. So it was delightful. You can find the actual recipe here.


This is Jenny!! Her friend Holly came over and we had a sleep over on Saturday night.  Holly did Jenny's makeup and Jenny let me take about a 100 pictures of her while they were doing it.  She's also gonna be my test subject while I get really good at my camera!




And of course our beautiful babies will be test subjects as well!  Sadie and Maggie are just precious and I'm really excited to get some good pictures of both of them for Jenny and I.  Jenny said we should put together coffee table books once we have enough of both of them.  I find that just a little strange but will probably end up doing it anyway.


I bought my camera at Best Buy and while I was there I splurged a little more and bought a 50mm lens along with 18-55mm lens that came with the camera itself.  

Now I'm in the market for a camera bag.  Preferably one that can double as a purse when the occasion calls for it AND that can serve as my carry on bag when I travel (ie. When I go to Europe!).  And I have my eye on this one:

But for all you camera savvy bloggers out there if you have a favorite bag that you just love...send it my way! I'm in the market! :)

The weekend ended with the arrival of my parental units.  They'll be here the rest of the week and I'm super excited to spend some quality time with them.  

I will be blogging this week, so stay tuned for some fun posts this week.  At least I think they're fun! :)  

Have a great Monday friends!

Linking up with Biana!


3 comments

  1. Happy Spring Break! Yours is super early! Hope you enjoy all of the time off and relaxation!
    Love the new camera and that camera bag is adorable!!

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  2. I have a jototes bag and I also have a cheapie camera insert off of etsy that I stuff inside a regular bag. Kelly moore bags are like the creme de la creme but I haven't been able to try one out yet - le sigh!

    If those were all taken on auto, your camera has really nice auto settings!

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  3. Oooh you will LOVE your DSLR! Try and find someone in your area that offers some classes before you go to Europe. It will help you learn it SO much faster!

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