Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend ♥

Friday night, Sean and I decided to go to his hometown to use a gift certificate that our realtor sent us as a Christmas gift. Since Sean told me that the restaurant is quite nice, I knew that I was going to bring my big girl camera. Imagine my tantrum sadness when I realized that my camera was not being her big girl self.

I contacted the all too powerful Google and found that I had been given a lemon. I was not the only one who had the issue so instead of sending the camera to Nikon to have them fix it, I decided to return it. After a few texts and emails with a few blogger friends it was decided that I would get a Cannon Rebel. Well, those amazingly good deals we get during Christmas season are no joke. Prices have skyrocketed. So my dreams to own a big girl camera are on hold. I just can’t accept that I have to pay so much more. As my friend CeCe recommended, President’s Day is right around the corner. So I will wait. While my heart cries, while my eyes burn, while my insides ache for a big girl camera. (Gosh, I’m dramatic).

Let’s move on from the dramatics.

I guess, in all the sadness, I forgot to ask Sean to take a picture of me. So in blogger fashion, I checked to see if the bathroom had a full length mirror and snapped away. The stupid things I do for this blog. Are you wondering why there is a toilet behind me? By looking at this picture one would think that when you use the bathroom in this restaurant, you could actually watch yourself. You can.

{Tunic & Scarf: Old Navy - Jeans & Jacket: American Eagle - Heels: Zaras - Bag: Macys}

Sean was not kidding when he said this restaurant was nice. I mean, he thinks McDonalds is nice. Hmm, well, I think McDonalds is nice too. Any who, the restaurant had a great ambience and our food was incredible! Too bad my phone could not truly capture it. Beggars can’t be choosers. Well, at least that is what I’m told.

And now is when I apologize for these dark pictures. I'm sorry. I don't think my blog is good for your eyes.

We had fun but I did not take any pictures of Sean because there was no point. It was too dark. So obviously if there aren't any pictures of Sean in the restaurant there couldn't be any of me ;).

♥♥♥

Then on Saturday, I got the best news (of all news) in all the land. MY SISTER HAD HER BABY GIRL!!! If I told you that I cried for a good ten minutes when I got the picture of my niece, would you believe me? Well, believe me. I did. I actually was confused with why I was crying because I’ve never done that before. But here I was, staring at a picture of my niece, One Tree Hill on pause and I’m just crying uncontrollably. For ten minutes. I guess that is what they call happy tears.

Sean and I will head to the city on Thursday to meet my niece. I’ll share her name once my sister gives me the OK to share pictures of her on my blog. If she says no, I’ll cry, because she is the most adorable baby girl I have ever laid eyes on. I would say I am bias, but I’m not. She is the most adorable baby girl I have ever laid eyes on ;).

How was your weekend?
Happy Monday!

44 comments:

Married...with a Pup said...

Oh no that is sooo sad about your camera!! We have a Nikon and love it so if you find a good deal on one of those I don't think you should have any hesitations. And yay for a new baby niece!

The Pink Growl said...

oh the food pictures!!

Nikki said...

What a bummer about your camera! And congrats on your new niece! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first niece in March.

Carlie said...

Congratulations to your sister! I hope you can share her name and a picture soon!

And that's a huge bummer about your camera! I hope you can find a good deal on one soon!

Desi said...

Aww congrats to your sis and welcome to the world baby girl! So sorry you had to put your big girl camera dreams on hold... you'll have it in no time I'm sure and it will be so worth it! I kinda wish I had gotten a Canon Rebel too... maybe when I upgrade :) Love your jeans!!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your sissy's baby and looks like a FANCY SHMANCY restaurant! Tell your hubs he did good!

Kay said...

Congratulations on your new baby niece!

I also have a Canon Rebel (bought the T3i last spring and now the T4i is out..*smacks head*). I hope you're able to find one at a good price!

YeamieWaffles said...

I was really sorry to hear about your camera when I first read this although the food looked great especially the pasta but I couldn't feel sad when I read your wonderful, wonderful news. Massive congratulations to your sister and the whole family, I bet it's one adorable baby!

mrs. tabb said...

congrats to your sister!!

We Are The Tabbs

Jessica said...

Congrats on your niece! That is such great news :)

Sorry about your camera.

Carolyn R said...

That SUCKS about your camera! :( Is there any way that you could return the original one for another of the same one? So you don't have to pay more?

Glad you had a good weekend besides the camera thing though. Congrats to your sister!!!

Angela said...

Aww that's a shame about the camera, but congratulations on your new baby niece, what a beautiful start to the year for your family

Xx

Emily Beth said...

Yay for new cameras and being an auntie!! Congrats

xo Emily Beth

Brittany said...

BOO on your camera...that sucks! But YAY for your new healthy niece!! I cant wait to see pictures. And I love what you wore to the restaurant...you're lookin teensy, girl!

Kiki said...

Aww congrats on your baby niece! Not to mention that i love one tree hill!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Kathy C. said...

Yay yay yay!! I enjoyed our texts all weekend! The best news is for sure you niece being born! I'm so excited for you! Sorry you can't get your big girl camera yet. :( I'll keep an eye out for some good deals though. :)

Tenecia said...

Congrats, Auntie!! I don't do crying but I did the ugly cry when my sister had her baby #realtalk

T.

Amber L said...

The food looks amazing!!!! I hope your sister lets you share pictures, congratulations Auntie!!

Carlee said...

Aaawww, congrats Auntie! I hope your sister lets you share a picture. I don't doubt that she is the cutest baby ever. Mixed babies usually are. And I speak from experience, having been one (a mixed baby, that is). ;)

NikG Life + Style said...

Sorry about your cam! I use a Canon T3i myself. Nikon is a good brand too, though. Just know, pics don't just come out of DSLRs looking like what you see on the blogs. There is a BIG learning curve. I suggest you buy a book! And that's just the tip of the iceberg, there are lenses ($$), software (photoshop, etc.). None of the fancy pics you see are straight out of the camera!

Anyway, cute outfit! :)

love jenny xoxo said...

congrats on the new family member!!! Very exciting, i hoping for pics!

XOXO

Dani @ OKDani.com said...

Try 1saleaday.com for the camera, but you have to be prepared to buy it on the day you see it featured. They have the digital rebel t3 something and t4something (i think) at a deep discount. Next time I see it I'll email you just in case.

Cece said...

Well, you look cute...even with the not so cute toilet behind you! Congrats on your new niece. Happy tears; even for 10 minutes is good!! The camera thing is so disappointing but I think it's good you sent it back and will wait. It's too expensive to worry about being stuck with a sub par product. There HAS to be some good deals out there next month!!! The dark i phone pics do not do your blog justice.

Asha said...

Congrats to your sis...I can't wait to see pics! And that is just a teensy bit creepy {ok more than a teensy bit} that you can stare at yourself in a full-length mirror while using the potty LOL! Seriously, what was that restaurant thinking?! But at least you got pics of that fab outfit! :)

p.s. - I'm hosting a new link-up tomorrow called "Simply Positive Tuesdays" and its all about sharing the joyful things in your week. Check out my blog for all the deets :)

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Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Very sorry to hear about your camera! That's no good at all! I think you'll really love the Cannon. I have the Rebel T3I and I LOVE that baby!

Annnd, speaking of baby...CONGRATS to your sis on her baby girl!! AWWW! TOOOO sweet! :)

Kristen said...

So sorry about your camera! :( Hope you get it replaced soon!

And lol on the outfits pictures. A girls got to do what a girls got to do, right? ;)

Congrats on becoming an Aunt!! HOORAY!!!

Jasmine said...

Congrats on your niece!!! :) getting the news, pausing one tree hill and crying uncontrollably is something i could see myself doing, too!

that's so exciting to meet her!!

Jess said...

I hope you're able to find a good deal on a camera! And congrats on your niece - being an aunt is so much fun! :)

Jess - J's Style
fancypants514.blogspot.com

K&R said...

love my cannon rebel! you will love it!
and you can still use iphone, i always use iphone. haha.
you are adorable.
and congrats lady!
what a good weekend!

K

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Congrats to yours, and boo on your lemon cam!

patience said...

well, i probably shouldn't have read this when i was so hungry!

that's too bad you got a lemon camera! i was so nervous about getting my own sewing machine for christmas. because i'm just learning i worried that if i i got a lemon i wouldn't know it because i don't Really know how it's supposed to work.

Whitney said...

Hahahaha you make me laugh every time I read your blog. I just read some of your blog out loud to Garrett and giggled. I'm sorry about your camera, that stinks. But, Canon Rebel's are awesome (that's what I have!) and CeCe is right, there will be sales again soon! Congrats to your sister and to you on becoming an Auntie! : )

ruthy ann said...

I think crying for 10 minutes definately means you are ready to have one :)

toi said...

i TOTALLY agree with Ruthy... you want one and there is no doubt about that because you are baby is going to be the most adorable of all :)

Chrissy + Nate said...

That stinks about your camera! We had to return the one we purchased on Good Friday... it just didn't take good pictures! And congrats on your niece! Being an aunt is so fun!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Bummer - I know how devastating that is. Our camera broke in the middle of our honeymoon and I was terribly upset :( (drama queen...oops). I really hope she will let us see photos!!! I LOVE BABIES!

What I Did Today said...

Congrats on your new niece! Hope we get to see pictures soon. I also hope that you will a big girl camera at the price you want. :)

two birds said...

congrats, auntie!! how exciting!! and your date looked like a lot of fun...romantic and good food (and you can watch yourself pee...err?) the food looks yummy!

Nancy said...

OH FAITH!! I'm so excited about baby girl!!!
Hugs to all of you & congratulations on another beautiful blessing to your family!!!
And that food looks good, really good!

Mrs JK said...

Congratulations on your sister's baby. Ruthy and TOI are on to something here...don't you think ;). Two camera breaks (can i even say that?) in 2 months is too much :(. Hang in there for your new one!

Glorieta said...

Congrats on your sissy's
I like photos
kisses

Emmett Katherine said...

Awww you're an aunty now! That's exciting I get the tears of joy :)

That's really too bad about your camera, I would be so incredibly frustrated and disappointed too if I had a lemon and had to go through so much to get a replacement camera. On a positive note my sis uses a canon rebel and she loves it. Also if you guys collect air miles there seems to be a lot canon camera products in the rewards section. Just a thought.

Em.

Travel_The_World said...

Awww...congratulations on your niece! That's awesome.

Sorry about your camera. That really does suck! But you do have the right attitude about it.

ShellyShell said...

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