The kids have been on fall break all week and Eric has been off work. It has been so great. We really haven’t done a whole lot because the kids just wanted down time to play their video games and have friends over to hang out, etc. We had discussed a trip for the week, then a couple day trips, and then just decided we all were ready for rest and relaxation at home.
One day Eric fired up the smoker and cooked us some AMAZING pork tenderloin. It was so delicious! I can’t wait until he makes it again! I have to tell you there’s something sexy about this man working his BBQ grill. And then the manly smell that he comes in with after. Love it!!
A certain guy turns 18 in two weeks. He pleaded his case that he could REALLY use his birthday gift early. He explained how awesome it would be to have it over fall break when he has time to play it. So… he opened up his main gift the other night – the Destiny Playstation 4 Bundle. He has been in heaven ever since. He said the earbud/mic it comes with was terrible so he ordered himself a fancy new headset and had it shipped overnight. He is one happy guy!
Like I said, fall break has included friends coming over to hang out. Kendall had her best friend over. They are such great friends.
Kendall has a birthday this coming week and requested clothes. Eric, my mom and I took her shopping tonight to get some fun new outfits and boots. I love how her sweet daddy is carrying the bags! 😉
As you already know, I am a total technology geek and it definitely goes for anything photography related. I have such an amazing supportive husband. He told me that I should get the new Nikon camera and try it out so I did. For those photography bluffs that read my blog, my current camera is the Nikon D800. Now I am testing out this Nikon D750.
The following pics are all from the D750. I have been taking a zillion images with it to test it out. As you can see, the kids are tired of having it in their face! 😉
I decided to let my camera tag along on our trip to Jimmy Johns for lunch. Noah has been begging to go there all week!
His last two vehicles have been straight sticks. He enjoys driving a manual. While I like it on occasion, I much prefer automatics. I like that I can do either one in my Jeep. 🙂
I do like taking shots like these of each of our new cars when we get them. It will be fun for the kids and their kids to look back and see what we drove. I imagine these will look as “ancient” as my parents cars early cars look to me now.
Everywhere we go, the three kids usually have headphones in.
This was my #5 Vito Unwich at Jimmy Johns. It’s my favorite!
After we got back home, Kendall modeled for me so I could do a few more test shots. I LOVE this picture of my sweet Zoe. She absolutely hates having her picture taken so most of them are always blurry because she is on the move!
I fell in love with this one in black and white. I love how you see her eyes and freckles first. LOVE LOVE! It is getting framed and displayed in the house!
When Eric is off work, he always makes breakfast for whoever is up and wants it. I am more of a cinnamon roll, pop tart, cereal kind of breakfast maker. He does the full on eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, etc. Needless to say, they like it when he is home to handle breakfast duty! 😉 I do make some amazing pancakes, but not very often.
The jury is still out on whether this new camera will replace my current one. There are things that I really like on both of them and things that I don’t. I am going to take one of the kids out for a little mini session so I can test it out in that arena too. I am hard on my gear since I use it all the time and want to make sure it thoroughly meets my needs in all areas. I will say that the new one takes awesome video! In a lot of respects this new one is considered a step down from mine, but it has newer technology. We’ll see who wins out.