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Presents Under the Tree


Again, Mom’s presents arrive early (which we like), causing the children to hover over the tree in anticipation.

They’re SO excited for Christmas and it’s just so cute seeing them like that.

Thursday Thirteen – Places I’ve Been

Things are going here, xD. That’s about all I can say. We haven’t really done much since we’ve been here. Plans for things are for a bit later on, xD.
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Start Saving Early

photo credit: fotocitizen

Yesterday, my husband and I took our kids to Educational Credit Union to start their very first savings accounts. Ethan had gotten a check in his name, and Josh thought it was a perfect time. So, they both have their own Shiny Apple Account. The kids got a kick out of it, and I could tell that the ladies inside did as well. And I got a new pen. I’m a sucker for pens.
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Gift Ideas 03

There are so many different people that today’s gift would be perfect for. Today’s gift idea is a digital camera.

I absolutely adore my camera. I just wish that I had one that was indestructible, LOL, considering I’ll be going on my third, if we can ever get another. A digital picture frame is also a good idea. I think something like that would be a good idea for Mark. Then he could have scrolling pictures of the family, show them off, without having to turn on his computer. Considering it’s a dinosaur, that would be for the best, LOL.

I found one that would be really good for my parents, too: Digital Spectrum Solutions 5.6in Photo/MP3/Video Picture Frame. The frame is awesome. We could customize it with a bunch of pictures of the kids, and then add an MP3 of them singing or something (they love to sing). Awesome gift for grandparents, I would think.

And, wow, totally went off the topic of digital cameras, didn’t I?

Okay, my dream camera would be Canon PowerShot A570IS 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom. Josh and I have done our research, and we think that would give us the biggest bang for our buck. We don’t want something super little, nor something really confusing. If we want that, we can just use his digital camcorder, and we’ll be okay. We need something that’s good for taking basic shots of the kids, but also ones for when we go on vacations and get a chance to get some really good shots.

Remember, also, when you’re looking for a new digital camera, take into account accessories you already have for your old one. If you can find one that utilizes the most of those current accessories, you’ll save yourself a lot of money in the long run. It’s the best of both worlds with that.