Monday, December 15, 2008

My Christmas Dream Came True!

About a week ago Honey Daddy put a rather large package under the Christmas tree. I was instantly intrigued because the present was for ME!

For over a week I have questioned him regarding the contents of the present. No matter how many probing questions I asked, he didn't give me any clues as to what was in the package. Usually we just get a present for both of us for Christmas, so this big box for me was a surprise... and he did a good job keeping it a secret.

I was perplexed because the box was big, but it wasn't heavy AT ALL! My sister told me not to get my hopes up and to tell myself it was a nice fleece blanket or a bathrobe. So I tried to keep my expectations low so I wouldn't be disappointed.

We had our family Christmas party on Saturday, and Honey Daddy said I could open the present then. It turns out I didn't need to bother with low expectations. You will never believe what was in the box! I know I almost couldn't believe it!

THE CAMERA OF MY DREAMS!
(The Canon XSi)

Eeeeeeeeieieieieieeeee! Oh my goodness! Wahoo! Can you believe it?! I think I have the best husband ON THE PLANET!

He sure is a tricky one though! He took the camera out of the box before he wrapped it! No wonder it wasn't very heavy! So when I opened the box, my Dad whipped out the camera from its hiding place on the other side of the room and started taking pictures with it. I couldn't believe that the camera was actually for ME!

Not only did I get the camera, it also came with a great bag, an extra lens and a memory card. I am in love! (with the camera AND Honey Daddy, of course!)

I have been saving up for this camera for months! I thought it would take me at least 8 or 9 more months to earn enough for this camera. My husband is such a sweetheart! He worked extra hours providing tech support for a conference at the University. He took ALL the money he earned and bought me my camera. What a guy, huh?!

Needless to say, I am in a state of perma-grin over here.


This is the best Christmas ever (already)! I am SO lucky.

If you happen to see me in the next little while, you will probably get a greeting like this:

I have already taken well over 100 photos! I love it, LOVE it, LOVE IT! The camera is spectacular, the lenses are awesome, the bag is wonderful! Just wait until you see the great photos I can take with this beauty.

Thank you my Love! You are the best!

43 comments:

  1. How neat! I would *love* to get one of those for Christmas! :)

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  2. Can not wait to see some pictures! Merry early Christmas!!!
    ~Elyse~

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  3. that is great... don't you love it when men do things like that... not only does it show the love, but it also shows he paid attention!! Enjoy it and now we are waiting to see more gorgeous pics

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  4. How AWESOME! That is so exciting! What a great present :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

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  5. What an awesome gift...he did a great job with the surprise. I can't wait to see the pictures!!!
    A good place to store/share pictures on the web in albums is kodakgallery.com

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  6. Awesome! What a great gift! You'll have tons of fun playing with that one!

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  7. Ahhhhhhhh I am so jealous!!!! That is a super nice camera! I just got a DSL not too long ago...mine is an Olympus E-520 and I LOVE IT! :) Have fun taking pictures! I can imagine how excited you must be!! hehehe

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  8. Congratulations! I have the same camera. You wil LOVE it! My hubby got it for me for Mother's Day two years ago. I thought I would die of excitement!! I am so happy for you! Yippee!

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  9. Yeah for you.....congrats.....go honey daddy...he gets extra brownie points for that....

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  10. How exciting! I LOVE my Canon Rebel......looking forward to all the pictures you'll share with yours!

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  11. Congratulations! I am green with envy!!

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  12. YAY!!! Congrats - I can't wait to see the amazing photos you are going to take now...you'll be going pro in no time!!!

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  13. Yea for you!!! I have one my wish list too.

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  14. Wow! You are lucky! What a great gift :)

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  15. Wow!! That is SO sweet! You take fabulous pics already, so they can only get better!

    I'm not a good photographer, but my kids have gotten that same (flashy) greeting since they were born. I think they think it's part of my head. :)

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  16. Woohooo!!! You are going to LOVE it!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  17. Oh yeah! Kudos to the hubby!
    I love my DSLR. I have had zero problems with it...totally worth the money. I love my zoom lens, my big flash, my filters...I could go on and on.
    Enjoy your new toy!

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  18. So the mystery of the box is solved! What a great camera. You are one lucky lady!

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  19. ohhh i want to win that from mckmama's give away. wait i AM going to win it. maybe. have fun!

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  20. How awesome is that? Way to go Honey Daddy!! It's well deserved.

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  21. Niiiiiice! That is a really fabulous gift! Enjoy!

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  22. Congrats! Camera's are so much fun! It was so nice of Honey Daddy to let you open it up a little early!

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  23. What a sweetie! I love how he is so sneaky that he took the camera out first, lol!

    About your comment: Yeah catching them playing in the toilet is a yucky one too. However, mine survived it!

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  24. CONGRATS - you'lll LOVE it! I got an early Christmas camera too (similar but a Nikon) and I'm totally in love with it. Can't wait to see all your fantastic photos!

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  25. Aw...I am smiling here just reading about your wonderful surprise and your wonderful husband!!

    Enjoy!

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  26. What a great Christmas present. And it will give your "presents" in the way of lifetime memories for years and years to come.

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  27. What a great guy!! Congratulations to you on your new camera. I have a feeling that you'll be in love with it for a long time.

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  28. Fabulous! You will LOVE it! I love my Canon Rebel!

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  29. Oh, wow! I'm grinning big for you over here and reading about just how darn sweet that is, especially since you'd been saving for so long and expecting it to take so much longer. Yay!! So exciting. I look forward to seeing all kinds of great shots. Enjoy!!

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  30. SOOOOO cool! That was my present too! Don't you just love it! My hubby gave it to me early so I could take pictures of all of the festivities and I have loved playing with it! Hope you love it!

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  31. OMGosh...giddy doesn't even cover it!! He is awesome. So excited for you and seeing the all the pictures you will be taking with that wonderful camera.

    Thank you for leaving sweet words of comfort on my site. Truly bringing peace to my heart.

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  32. Congrats! You will have SO much fun and you have an awesome husband!

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  33. how awesome - nothing like a brand new camera!!

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  34. I can tell Honey daddy scored big! That's awesome! I was checking out that SAME camera over the weekend and drooling. Congrats! Can't wait to see lots of lots of pics!

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  35. Yes ma'am, that Honey Daddy did a good, good thang! Have lots of fun!

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  36. i'm so jealous! i totally have camera envy *turning green* hehehe what a cool husband to get you that.


    p.s. are ya ready for the biggest loser finale tonight? go michelle! screw those other peeps. lol

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  37. What a wonderful husband!!! I'm so excited for you! What kind of lens did you get? My hubby got me the Rebel XTI for my b-day last yr...now I am trying to figure out what lens I want to invest in...I'd love an "L" series...but they are pretty pricey!

    Enjoy! I know we will once you start posting some of those 100+ photos!!

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  38. Congratulations! I bet your husband was just as excited as you watching you open that present! I will look forward to seeing the many wonderful pictures you post in 2009! Merry Christmas!

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  39. Can I just say that I am SOOOOO jealous! I too LOVE that camera. And you are like the third or fourth person whose hubby has given them a DSLR for Christmas already! Jealous. I'm not supposed to be, but I am....oh yeah, and I am HAPPY for you, too. :-)

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