My birthday was on 12-12-12 but we didn’t officially celebrate until yesterday when we had our Christmas/birthday bash. After a four course meal, there simply wasn’t room for the fifth, so the cake part was skipped.
Remember the present from Dustin I accidentally opened before my birthday? This is it!
Sony NEX-5r camera
What’s special about this is that it takes DSLR-quality pictures but comes in at half the size and weight of a traditional DSLR camera.
I love my Canon Rebel xsi DSLR camera, but my biggest complaint when I’m on the go is that it is heavy and bulky. Which translates to me not wanting to take it everywhere.
The Sony NEX-5r feels and looks like a typical point-and-shoot digital camera, but with a much bigger lens. This one came with the stock zoom lens, but perhaps Santa will bring me a macro lens.
It’s really weird to me not looking through the tiny window anymore and once again looking at a full-screen preview. The touch panel is an added bonus!
I’m very, very excited about using it.
To further enhance my food photography endeavors, I received this Lowel EGO digital image light from my mom!
I’m crazy about pink Himalayan salt. It’s so tasty AND makes a pretty lamp. What a fantastic gift!
Also from Grandma: Organic hair products
This Hawaiian honey sounds so good!! Can’t wait to try it.
And I got a new Salter food scale from Dustin.
I received several other fabulous gifts as well. I love and appreciate them all.
Sadly, I was too busy and tired to take any party pictures. I spent nearly 24 hours straight cooking and cleaning and shopping. I barely had time to sleep, so I was running on a 90-minute nap and really feeling the crash after we ate. The food was oh so yummy. We had assorted appetizers and French onion soup with croutons and melted Gruyere cheese, salad and fresh bakery bread, and baked ziti—my favorite part of any celebration: The food!!!
I feel like Christmas is over but it’s still a few days away! Then New Year’s! Hopefully I’ll get some rest over the next few days. Starting with a movie by Christmas tree lights right now. And maybeeeee a sliver of birthday cake.