1.26.2007

The things we will see...


and the stories we will share. I can hardly wait.

About 7 am London time, two very important things happened here. First and most important, a flight from Atlanta arrived here with my husband onboard. He was finally back home after a tiring two and a half week trip to the States! I am so glad that he is back here with us again. He also was overloaded with all of our homeschooling supplies (about 150 pounds worth). The kids are over the moon and it is good to not feel SO out numbered anymore! Life wouldn't be life with out him by my side. I have never been made to laugh harder or been loved better than by this man. I am a better person because of him. Welcome home.

Secondly, my other "new" best friend arrived on British soil. We are so blessed that because of a gift from family we were able to replace my drowned camera with an identical model...without the water of course! I am so excited to have this camera again. It was like seeing old friend as soon as I picked it up and held it. Sounds crazy I am sure but a real part of my adapting here since we moved a year ago has been seeing my new world through a camera lens. It has enabled me to be a part of situations that normally I might shy away from completely. And since I started this blog my camera has shown me details and simplicities in things that are right in front of me. Daily I have been seeking out photographs that touch me in some way even on days when it was hard to pull myself out of bed. I didn't expect that would be such a joy for me.

I got this image after my husband handed over the goods! This is my last pic (Lord willing) with my husbands point and shoot. Don't get me wrong...his camera gave me some great shots for the last two months. I do appreciate him letting me take it over (like he had a choice) but it wasn't the same for me. Something tells me he understood that already. :)

9 comments:

bluemountainmama said...

looking forward to all the upcoming photos taken with your "new" bestfriend....and i am sure it's a great relief and joy to have hubby home.

kenju said...

First, I am so glad to know that John got back safely and I know you are all very happy to have him! I look forward to all the pics you will get with the new camera, but the other ones were really good too.

I like the new template colors, but I have lost all my sidebar stuff, inc. the stat-counter. GRRRR.

Sarch said...

Anna these photos have been with a point and click?! Amazing.

I'm glad your other half has made it back to you and the family safely.

Anonymous said...

Anna, an awesome husband, an awesome father, and a perfect son. I miss and love all of you! Love, the other Mother

Awareness said...

Hi Anna......

I can totally relate! My old camera broke on me last summer and it just about broke my heart. It was like I had lost a friend. No other material possession matters besides my camera. So, receiving a new one for Christmas has been such a wonderful treat. I feel like I'm whole again.

I love your snow shots....particularly the one looking up at the pink door. Beautiful. Sometimes just a little dusting of snow makes things so much more dramatic.

Also.......I too have a 13 year old daughter.......and will post a photo of her someday soon on my blog. She's a hot choc. lover, and a caregiver. She's full of goodness, like your beautiful Sadie. I think we have been blessed.

Awareness said...

oh..........one more thing we have in common........ I too would rather be behind the lens! :)

utenzi said...

A Nikon SLR would be great to have but unfortunately for me it's just a dream. I'm glad you have equipment worthy of your talent and subjects, Anna. Those Nikons are sexy and beautiful. Mmmm.

David said...

** megapixel envy**

busybusymomma said...

Oooh, I bet that puts my new piece of technology to shame! LOL