My weekend in pictures…

January 9, 2012

It’s late and I really should be in bed. Tomorrow the big kids go back to school that means I have to be out of bed by 6:30 AM. 🙁 I was just going to post a few pictures and then head of to bed. Well, picking the shots that I liked took a little longer than I thought. I took about 200 pics this weekend, learning the ins and outs of my camera. No, it’s not new–I just didn’t realize how much it can actually do. Since I’ve started blogging I pay a lot more attention to my photos. It’s another new passion.

We had a really great weekend. Friday the five of us headed out to dinner at the Old Key Lime House which is a new favorite of ours. It’s on the water and you can even pull up by boat. Saturday after a big breakfast, hubby suggested we get in the car and check out the guitar shop he had found online. Since I’m trying to be more spontaneous and a drive sounded just fine in this glorious weather we’ve been having, I was all for it. How lucky that the guitar shop was right across the street from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary? What a great place. They rehabilitate wild animals that are injured and work completely from donations. We bought some things at the gift shop…

After we got home hubby had to try out the new toy and I was all ready to enjoy a quiet night. That wasn’t happening. We had an impromptu get-together with our neighbors and ended up cooking surf and turf. I’m really getting into this spontaneity thing. Hope it will last throughout the year!!!

Sunday dawned sunny and bright yet again. We headed out to our usual family lunch with hubby’s grandma. After we got home the girls played with one of their friends, hubby worked on some car maintenance, and I spend time with my camera’s manual and made the girls pose for me. We finished this weekend with a home-cooked meal of chicken Alfredo made by yours truly. Oh, and I managed to beat hubby at ping-pong. I’m pretty good!!! 🙂

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  • Hilary January 9, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Great pictures… my fav is little Mr. C with the bear!

    • Susi January 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Hilary, he’s not so little anymore!!!

  • Tami January 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Great pictures! I like the really big turtle. They have them at the Philadelphia Zoo. My son was so captured by them I ended up getting him a pet turtle. He was five at the time, he is now 14 and the turtle is still going strong!
    ps. You are a Ping Pong Champ! Way to go!

    • Susi January 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

      I prefer to look at them at zoo’s or aquariums. My hubby got really sick from a turtle once… hence we won’t get one anytime soon!!!! 🙂

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I would love to figure out the manual thing too. I haven’t tried yet, but I want to! I love seeing evidence of your spontaneity. 😉

    • Susi January 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      I’m glad my spontaneous side is coming out, too. So far, so good!!! My camera is point and shoot but you can choose between different settings and i just figured out that it has a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens. Wish I had known that earlier…

  • Janice January 10, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Looks like you had an awful lot going on!

    • Susi January 10, 2012 at 7:20 am

      It really wasn’t bad at all and we had tons of fun. Not all our weekends look this way!!! I think, it’s the time of year. It’s just so beautiful out that we try to do outdoorsy things….

  • paul January 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Blogging and pictures go hand in hand. I got a new one for Christmas, trying to figure it all out. I’d be more inspired if I had your photo ops. Love that pelican shot and she really is precious.

    • Susi January 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      I was quite happy when that pelican cooperated. And it’s so obvious the kids are my favorite subjects!!! 🙂 Good luck with that new camera. Can’t wait to see some of your new master pieces!