Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy Birthday Month!

May is a big month in my family! Mother's Day, of course. Today would have been my youngest brother's (gasp) 41st birthday! I keep thinking my math must be off. By 10 years. No such luck. :) Tomorrow would have been my maternal grandpa's birthday, not sure which, but I do miss him! The 30th is MY birthday! And the 31st is my dad's birthday!

My youngest bro and I always did something fun and slightly decadent for our birthdays. Since he was a kid when I was in my early 20's, that "fun" usually consisted of videogames (remember "Space Ace," anyone???) and what we called The Food of the Gods. M&M's, Cheetos (crispy!) and Pepsi's. Yeah, we were all about healthy eating. :D

I've always celebrated Tom's birthday as a day to treat myself to something that he would have also loved. In previous years, that included a new videogame console (Legend of Zelda!). This year, my present should arrive ANY MINUTE (UPS is delivering today!):

The Canon Rebel XSi


















(hee hee hee)

This is particularly special to me, because my grandpa and brother were both photographers, and I've always wanted to be one myself. I went the drawing/painting route instead when I was younger. I'm really looking forward to building my photography skills with my new baby.

Brace yourself for months and months of photos!

5 comments:

Cottage In The Sun said...

Oh, what a great gift! How much fun that you'll be able to think of them when you use it! May is a birthday month for us, too. I'm first, then my brother, and then my "baby" squeezes in on the 29th. And this year so many graduations!

June Shin said...

That's an awesome gift! And I used to love Zelda! Well happy birthday to everyone!

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

See, May is a great month! :) June, I still love Zelda. I wish I had a week off from everything to finally immerse myself in The Twilight Princess!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your new camera, I have a canon rebel and I love it.. I've had mine 3 years and never had any problems. :)

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Yay! That's some good news! My little Sony SureShot is still going after three years, but it's going a little bit slower every day. :)