Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm Baaack and turning 32 today... Blah!

I am SO SO sorry for not updating my blog as much as I used to. Or, as much as I should. I've been swamped and we were on vacation the past week and a half, so I didn't have time to get on. My apologies completely. I am thankful for those of you that have stood by me and still read my blog. Thank you - big hugs. I promise to start being better. I know - I've said it before but this time I mean it. I have a lot to say and I need to do it more frequently.

On a side note, today I turn 32. Not really sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I'm thankful to God that I get to see 32. On the other, WHERE is the time going? It was like yesterday I was 18. You know? Now, I'm in my 30's? Usually I do a "things about me" post whenever it's my birthday to correlate with how old I am. I'm not going to do 32 things today because I have other things to talk about.

We had a nice vacation - went to Orlando which I will NEVER do again. It's HOT down there. Much hotter than on the coast which is where we normally go and I'm like an old cat - I do not like to be hot or wet. So, amusement parks don't really amuse me too much because 1) It's hot 2) You sweat which means you're gross and 3) Water rides = wet = grumpy Ginger. Plus, I have realized that 2 year olds do not need to go to an amusement park.

Here are some photos for your viewing entertainment. Maggie got her face painting (which is SO overpriced!)

I also got a new baby the night before vacation. I traded in my original digital rebel and my vintage film rebel G2 for a new Rebel XSi. Oh yes...come home to mama. I love my new camera. It's pretty yummy. Has LIVE VIEW. That was AWESOME because on a lot of the rides, you're not allowed to take photos, but with live view and the flash off - they don't know. :) (Especially because they don't expect SLRs to have it!) New toy for me!!!!

When I brought it home, I took a pic of the puppies. Had to take one of my babies! (other than my other babies, which I'm always snapping photos of) Here's the pooches - aren't they so cute?!?

Penny has really warmed up and is a part of the family, now. I even bought them little t-shirts at Universal. I'll be sure to post a pic of them in the shirts soon!

That's about it. Gearing up for CHA. That should be fun because I get to be with Jane and Laura! Plus, see all of my friends and see what's new. Although - I might be spending more time in the knitting booths because I have definitely caught the knitting bug. I'm starting on a blanket for my nephew's baby (I'm going to be a great aunt again!) and some stuff for the girls.

Have a good one!


The Frogge Family said...

Oh, I see how it is... two months ago when I ask your opinion on the XSi you tell me all I really need is an XT... but look who has an XSi now... LOL.

I got the XTi and couldn't be happier. I'm holding my breath and saving my pennies for the 55-250IS lens!

laura said...

you look so good! and so exciting the xsi!! what's live feed?? i am so excited to be with you at CHA.

happy birthday!!!!!

MelissaC said...

Oh, I so feel your Orlando pain. I live in Florida (Jacksonville) and I have a rule -- no theme parks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. After a super hot visit last October, I've changed that to No theme parks between April and October. Soon it will be Theme parks only on Jan. 12 or something like that. And I love them. But I do NOT like to sweat. (Note the irony of living in FLORIDA.)

Barb said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so sorry that I forgot, it's been a horrible day.

Now you got that XSi, promise me you'll learn how to take it off of automatic!

And I'm totally with you on the theme parks in the summer in Orlando. Bleh! Never again!

Janet O. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hey...I'm 7 years older than you - do you feel better now? LOL

*I* will see you at CHA - you want to get me hooked on knitting?? heh

angiesparkles said...

happy birthday Ginger!

Chrys said...

Happy Birthday Ginger!!!!! :)

Terri Davenport said...

Happy Birthday!!! Congrats on the camera too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I thought I was 32 this year. Then I did the math one day. Yikes! When did that happen?

morris tsai said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I was going to ask who the creepy guy in the green shirt standing behind Addy in the second picture and then I realized it was Shaggy.

Heather said...

Happy Belated birthday friend! And look at how good you are looking at 32! I can't believe I just turned 37...ACK! You are such a baby! I didn't realize I was that much older than you! Hope you are well. I'm actually up in Ohio right now visiting my family. Wish it was closer to you as I would love to see you!