June 25, 2008 – Happy Birthday Mary!

Pfff! What’s that? Wait a week for the scheduled c-section?! Not our Mary. Kate went into labor around 1PM today and delivered Mary via uneventful c-section this evening. Mary’s doing well, with just a teeny bit of respiratory distress that they’re keeping an eye on. Nothing to be worried about, they assure us. Kate is also doing well, but is probably why her husband is blogging instead of waiting on her hand and foot. BACK to the hospital I go! More later (with pictures!).

Mary Florence Campbell

Born June 25, 2008 @6:26PM

Weight: 8lbs 5oz

Length: TBA (I don’t remember)

This is an Expensive Hobby

The New ToyThe more time I spent on flickr this past year, the more I started craving a DSLR. I was further inspired by pictures taken by friends like Lou Ann (check out this hummingbird) and Shannon (take a gander at these statues). Finally, Lou Ann provided the straw that broke the camel’s back by lending me her Canon Digital Rebel, and possibly more importantly, a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

So last Tuesday I went out and spent the money from the government that we didn’t yet have, picking up a Canon Rebel 450D from Penn Camera in Fair Lakes. It is a beautiful camera, and I’m super excited. Hopefully it will allow me to capture some small portion of the cute-overload that is the TID (Toddler+Infant+Dog) our household is about to become.

I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it yet, but took some shots this weekend. And then I discovered that my existing software won’t read the RAW files from the 450D. So I have a bit of work to do to get the correct software installed and refine my work flow for processing photos (I had a good system with the Rebel). Once I do you bet I’ll be posting pictures here (and on flickr).