Friday, January 8, 2010

Show Us Your Life-New Year's Resolutions

First off, let me just say that we are on SNOW DAY #2! Yay! Now, on with the post.

Every Friday, Kelly (at Kelly's Korner Blog) does what she calls Show Us Your Life. There's a new topic every week. After everyone writes their post, they post a link on Kelly's blog. It's a great chance to find new bloggers.

This week is New Year's Resolutions. I was a little bit hesitant to do this post, because I am usually not a fan of resolutions. I admit, I make at least one just about every year. But the problem is that I never follow through. I forget about it, or I just get tired of doing whatever it is. And that is always disappointing.

So I've decided to make resolutions this year that are "do-able." They need to be really specific, so that I can tell if I'm keeping up or not. Saying, "I'm going to lose weight this year," won't work. I need a number, a concrete goal. And I don't want to say things like,"I want to be a better mother/wife this year." It's not that I don't want to do those things. I do. I really do. But they can't be measured. It's too subjective. I would much rather decide what I think being a better mother/wife would mean on a day-to-day basis, and make a resolution to do those things. For instance, if I thought spending time with Kurt would make me a better wife, I would resolve to have date night a certain number of times a month, or something similar.

This year in 2010, I want to:

1. take a picture every single day, all year long. This is #1 for a reason! I already posted about it here.

2. buy a really nice camera and learn how to use it. If you have tips/suggestions about that, please please please leave me a comment or email me.

3. make a Shutterfly book for 2010, using my Project 365 photos, and another Shutterfly book of Liam's first year. That also means that I am going to be digitally scrapbooking a lot. I'm so excited!

4. purchase Photoshop Elements and really learn how to use it. Again, tips/suggestions are greatly appreciated!

5. blog at least twice a week (and share my 365 photos, too).

6. lost those last 3-4 lbs. from pregnancy. And yeah, I'm pretty proud that that is all that's left. I also recently was able to wear my pre-pregnancy jeans. But still, I would love to be back where I was before I got pregnant. if not a little less. I'm not going to make a resolution about actually getting my body shape back where it was, because that would require exercise. And I don't do exercise. I'm so lazy.

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  1. I'll get my sister to look at a few cameras for you. She loves doing that stuff, and she actually knows what all those specs and numbers mean.

  2. There is a really great deal on a few different Canon rebels on The Canon Rebel T1i is awesome, it is a dslr which is honestly the best way to go if you want to really learn to use a camera. It has fantastic Auto settings but is also fully manual. The coolest part is that you can also record HD video and having a baby this is a must! There were a couple of other good deals on Canon also, one even has 2 lens.

  3. Thanks! I was figuring that the Canon Rebel was the way to go. I really had no idea which one, though. I don't really need the HD video, because we got the Kodak zi8 (a mini-video camera).

  4. If you don't need the HD then the Rebel Xs would serve you fine for less the 500.00. You could upgrade to the XSi for about 100.00 more but honestly mine is like the 2 generation of the rebel dslr line and i still love it. It's all in the lens. So shop around on line and find the best deal, they have come down in price so much since I bought mine that it makes me sick :) ! Have fun and with a new baby it's definetly an investment worth making.


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