So thankful this week

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I have so many reasons to be thankful this week...

~My new camera arrived today! I have been wanting the D-700 for months and months.  I have researched this camera to death but kind of thought it was too much camera for me.  I finally bit the bullet and bought it.  Here she is....

(Added for those who have top is Lily Pulitzer and I found it at Marshall's a few weeks ago;)

She's here!

And I love her:<)

I have a lot to learn about this camera!!!

~Some of our best friends are visiting from Canada this week.  They are Harry's Godparents and we have so much fun with them.  

~I have had some really nice time with Kate.  She has some cold/sinus thing going on again but she is SO much better than she has been for the last several weeks.  Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. (Right after I posted this Kate woke up with 103 fever...we are back to the doctor tomorrow:(

~One of my very good friends is flying in for a visit in a few weeks:) I love Di and I cannot wait for her visit!!!

~Two blog buddies who I have followed for a very, very long time received their referrals this week!  It is so exciting!!!!

"T "has such a beautiful and FUN family.  This is one blog my hubby even enjoys.  He wants to be friends with them because they laugh so much.  They are always having FUN! Please congratulate them on their daughter, Emerson Grace...she is going to fit right in with them:)

2nd photo
I love Emerson Grace's little smile!

Another blog buddy, Debbie recieved her referral for beautiful Miss Darci. Debbie has been a long time reader of this blog and I have prayed for Darci for a long time! I am so happy for them. Please stop by and congratulate them too.

Isn't Darci darling?!

And Steffie B is in China with her new son!  Oh my goodness~ his smile melts my heart.  I am so thrilled for you, Steffie!  This little boy makes me want to adopt again!  If my hubby reads this~he will shoot me.  I know we are done.


It really is wonderful watching families you have come to "know" brought together with their children.  There is nothing like it!  

I think if we look around we can always find reasons to be thankful. Thank you Lord.


  1. Congratulations on your new camera. I know you'll have loads of fun! Glad Kate is feeling better and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

  2. congrats on the "new baby" of your own & many congratulations to your friends & the additions to their families
    LOVIN that orange top

  3. Hey, Di is a online friend of mine! We have talked on the phone several times boy this is a small world.I think me you and her are all in the next photography class online together! I can't wait . Enjoy your new camera!

  4. First of all I have camera envy...drool....

    Second, thank you for your kind wishes and support. Blogworld is an amazing support & I'm constantly blown away by so many. We are having the time of our lives & can't wait to bring her home! Can you believe she's smiling!?!?!

    Little Darci is something sweet for sure & that smile on Andrew is enough to melt any heart.

  5. First of all I have camera envy...drool....

    Second, thank you for your kind wishes and support. Blogworld is an amazing support & I'm constantly blown away by so many. We are having the time of our lives & can't wait to bring her home! Can you believe she's smiling!?!?!

    Little Darci is something sweet for sure & that smile on Andrew is enough to melt any heart.

  6. This post is filled with so much happiness (even with sweet Kate being sick- prayers for her to get well quickly!).

    Happy Easter to you & your family!

  7. I love the photos of you with your new camera! What a fun new toy. I'm not familiar with this model but am looking forward to hearing about your camera adventures and seeing your photos.

    Have a blessed Easter! Sounds like you are having a great visit with friends.

  8. You look so good holding your new "girl" I can't wait to see what you do with her:)

    Sorry to hear Miss Kate is sick again....she is really have a run of it, isn't she!

    Enjoy your company and have a Happy Easter!


  9. Have fun with the new camera Kim! You already take beautiful pictures, so they will now be even better!

    I know you'll love it. I do! :)

  10. oh HUGE congrats on the camera! I have been wanting something more too!
    I know you will love it:)
    SO sorry about the fever grrrr.
    I think these referrals are darling! Oh I could snuggle them both. Chloe loved Darci:)
    I am SOSOSO happy for Steffie.
    What a handsome little man she has.
    Have fun shooting away this week!

  11. Sorry to hear about Kate. I hope she is ok. It's so hard when you are the mom and you can't fix it. I am praying that she gets well soon! And, I am excited about your camera! Can't wait to see what you take with the new camera! Congrats!

  12. I am light years away from even coming close to knowing how to use that camera of yours. I need to get serious and learn the ins and outs of mine, but I am just too busy and about to get even busier!! Congratulations on getting your new toy!!! Thank you for posting about our referral. It's bloggy friends like you who make the world go around!!! So glad our paths have crossed and I do hope sometime soon we can meet face to face!!!

  13. What a fun new toy your camera is!! I will pray for sweet Kate... no fun to be so sick. Love that fun, bright top!!

  14. Oh, are you ever going to take some amazing photos with that camera! I can't wait to see your progression as a photographer.

    Love that adorable top..Marshalls is the bomb!

  15. Thank you so much for posting about our sweet boy.....I bet you will LOVE that new camera! What fun.....


  16. Oh Kim,

    So sorry Kate is down and out again. Prayers for quick healing. It is so hard when our babies are not feeling well.

    And you my dear look gorgeous behind the lens of that spectacular your pictures could get any better!

    We share your joy for Emerson, Darci and Steffi's adorable boy - look at him!!! We have been struggling with whether to head down this path again, can you believe it? I know the Lord will guide us:)

    Happy to hear about your visits and wishing you happy, happy as you see dear friends.

    Love to you all -

  17. Oh my dad would be so jealous....he just bought the step down from that camera but really wanted that one.....

    LOVED your post about spending the day with Kate...those days are priceless!

  18. Oh these referrals are so wonderful to see, CONGRATULATIONS to these families!!
    Congrats on the new camera and I love your self portrait and your bright orange top, very CUTE!! :)
    (I was laughing at myself because I said that second picture doesn't look like Kim to me....but I've never seen you so how would I know?! hahaa)

    I'm glad Kate is doing better and I hope her fever has gone already.

    Have a great Easter holiday and enjoy your special friendships and yes, there are always reasons to be thankful!

    ps I think you should go for another one...even things out!! :)

  19. My hubby is salivating over the D700. I bought him the D200 when it came out a couple of years ago and I keep telling him he doesn't need a new one yet!

    Hope Kate feels better soon!


  20. I adore your shirt! The colour looks fabulous on you. Nice camera too! Lucky girl! :)

  21. Can't wait to see your photography not that you have a new camera. It looks AMAZING! Enjoy.

    All those "new" babies are so adorable..Congrats to your friends.

    Your top is beautiful and I love in the photo with the flowers...really stunning!

  22. I know your going to enjoy your new camera. Those are really cute pics of you. Orange is one of my favorite colors to wear when I need a little boost.

    Gin =)

  23. I too am so thankful to see Andrew finally in Steffie's arms....his smile is contagious.

    Congrats on your new camera and oh I am so so sorry about Kate's double ear infections...poor little thing...we are praying for her here.

  24. Can't wait to PLAY soon!!! We have lots to celebrate!

    Love ya,


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