Saturday, February 20, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

I have been teetering on the fence for days now, trying to make up my mind about what camera to get.  Do I get the Canon Rebel XSi (a DSLR) or the Canon PowerShot S90 (a point & shoot)?  Do I want the phenomenal cosmic power of the bigger camera?  Or the convenience of the smaller one, even if it means sacrificing photo quality?  I've vacillated back and forth between the two so much that I've made myself dizzy.  And all the while I've deliberated, I've been missing awesome photo opportunities.

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Thanks to a helpful nudge from Corinnea, however, I've fallen off the fence and landed squarely on the side of the Rebel.  It's more expensive (bigger, better things usually are) and it's size might be a bit cumbersome, but I've decided it's worth it to get the more powerful camera.  I take most of my pictures at home anyway, and size won't be an issue there.  And when we do travel, Brandon will be around to help me carry everything. Once we've had it for a while, we'll evaluate whether we should acquire a smaller, more convenient camera that I can carry around in my purse.  Right now I'm just happy to have made a decision.  I'm going to order it today.  Yay!

Elora is feeling more like herself now.  She's still coughing, and she's still stuffy, and she still has twin streams of yellow goo running from her nose, but at least she's acting more normal.  She's playing on her own again, and jibber-jabbering and laughing.  She still won't eat her baby food though.  I've switched to giving her regular food that she can feed herself, and I'm having more success with that.  Granted, half of it ends up on the floor, but at least she's consuming something more than formula.  I hope she doesn't relapse!


  1. Congrats on making a decision, I know you'll enjoy the camera. I'm glad the baby is feeling better. Hugs and kisses to you both. :)

  2. You'll have a blast with your new camera.

    Jewelry? Scarf? I'd like either!!!

    Happy b day now since I may loose my mind by Monday and forget then.....

  3. Great choice. I understand the baby-eating woes... we have similar issues every time Silas is sick. He refuses almost everything other than a bottle.

  4. So glad you decided on the Canon REBEL!!! You will not regret it. Glad that Elora is feeling better!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!!Hope you have a great one...

  5. Yay for the camera and yay Elora is better! Unfortunately, that's just what almost all kids do: not eat when sick! Or during growth spurts. They aren't going to starve themselves (is what I've heard) so let it ride it's self out and as long as she's getting water... And formula is good too. I seem to remember Ava all of a sudden not wanting me to feed her...

    Pioneer Woman has AWESOME tutorials for learning your camera and such.

    I got a very small canon for my purse and it truly was one of the best decisions I've made! I'm never ever without a camera (and it takes movies too which the Rebel doesn't).

  6. Good camera choice! I still have a p&s for my purse. Ooh! A scarf, jewelry, every choice is a winner!

  7. Congrats on the new camera! Glad to hear Elora is feeling better.

  8. Haven't been to the site in a while, but glad to see/hear that you're all doing well! :)

    Also, glad I checked intime to wish you a happy birthday! Hope it's a good one!

    Jewlery or a scarf? Nice! :)

  9. Since I'm in Florida I vote jewelry!! :-) You have my email address, but just in case:

  10. Hello dear sister in law! Happy belated birthday... I'm so bad at remembering that I'm lucky when I'm within a week... usually I just send my birthday wishes early because I almost never remember on the actual day... I can't believe it's almost Elora's birthday too! Mary and Elliot are due around the same time that Elora was born, so as think about one, I think about the other...
    I'm so jealous about your new camera- I guess babies can be kinda useful if you need an excuse to get something new... just let them be near the old one for about 1.6 seconds, and Bam!, time to go shopping! lolz
    Hope you guys are all doing well, and that babby feels better and better.
    My email (although you already have it I believe) is
    I do so love surprise presents!


    ps: did James tell Brandon who maybe then told you about the trip we're planning for after you guys get back? Mammoth Caves in Kentucky and then Skiing in North Carolina! It would be AweSome if you guys could join us and Tim and Kim!

  11. Happy birthday! So glad we reconnected via the blogging world! And so cool our kids are the same age! =)I would love a special give away gift!