Sunday, August 3, 2008

This good day

Today is my birthday...and a very good one at that.

I woke up this morning with a heart to praise God, and the words that immediately filled my mind were "fearfully and wonderfully made" from Psalm 139:14. I never like to put words in God's mouth by flippantly saying "God said..." or "God told me...", but I must say that I truly felt He gave me those words as a birthday gift...a loving reminder that I am His unique and wonderful creation. And, I have to add...I felt beautiful all day long!

My second great birthday gift was a new Canon Rebel XTi from my precious husband! I am soooo excited to get going with it, but I must admit the camera is a little overwhelming! Perhaps it is because I, for once, want to take my time getting to know the features and adjusting the settings rather than just plowing forth all willy nilly.

Scott & I went out for a hot date on Friday night to celebrate our birthdays! It was so much fun hanging out with him...and being able to focus just on him! Today Scott's family came over for a little fiesta, and my family called from IL to love up on me. Indeed it was a good, good day!

These photos taken with the new camera...no editing and set on auto:


These pics were taken with my other camera:

12 comments:

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Happy birthday!

Tracy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

kari said...

Wow! was the camera a surprise? i'm excited for you.

you my friend are wonderfully made!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Congrats on the groovy Rebel.
Love you!

Andrea

P.S. Today is Mary's Birthday! Cool, huh?

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday chica!!!! Sorry I missed it!!!! :( SOOO excited on the new camera. The pics are amazing!! You must be totally stoked. You & Scott were so cute on your hot date. Did you go for sushi? I see a sushi sign in the background of one of those pics...

The best birthday gift were those words from Psalm 139. :) I have had those times too, where I felt like God put a particular Scripture in my mind that was meant for me that day. God is so good!

I have your prize finally wrapped up and ready to ship (you know, the photo caption prize from like 19 months ago???) I guess it can be a combo prize & birthday gift. :)

Love ya BBFF!!!! You rock, Miss Wonderfully Made!!!

R

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday!!!

And the pictures are great.

Jenna said...

Happy birthday!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

That's a great gift. My parents got me that same camera for Christmas- you are going to LOVE it. Can't wait to see what you can do with it.....you'll have to teach me! :)

dan and rachel said...

Happy Birthday! The pictures are outstanding! I am glad you had such a great day! Many blessings in the upcoming year!

Kimi said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday....I am sorry I didn't step by yesterday. I hope your day was fabulous!! You will LOVE your camera. I have the same one.

{{{Birthday Hugs}}},
Kim

J+S+Di Di said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Tami said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!!!! So glad to hear you had such an enjoyable special day, and wow, what a gift....way to go Scott! Sending wishes for a year ahead filled with peace and much happiness!

Just Us said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like you folks had a nice hot date and M...looked like he had fun on that slide with his big belly : )..he he he.