Monday, January 05, 2009

Good Stuff

I'm delighted to say that there is lots of good stuff going on at the Button house. Nothing really huge but I find that it's the little things that make life especially enjoyable. Last night for instance, last night Trav and I went out for his birthday. A few weeks ago Eric told Trav to go out to dinner on HMS because of all the long hours he put in for their last big project. So we went to Stony River. It was fabulous. The atmosphere was really nice although they sat us next to the bathroom. And to just vent a bit- the restaurant was nearly empty, why by the bathroom and not by the fireplace? I should have said something. Anyway, the food and the conversation were great. Unfortunately there's nothing else to do in Franklin on a Sunday night. So we came home and put the girls to bed and watched a Sleepless in Seattle. It was really nice.

Isn't he cute? I love my guy.

I haven't really mentioned Christmas presents yet but I did get a pretty cool one this year. Trav bought a new camera for me- and it's pretty; cranberry red pretty. I've had an easy share camera before and liked the, well, easy-ness of it. Plus it's got 10 mp so the pictures should be more crisp. It's not the camera that I dream of but it has some newer features like face recognition that the camera that Kris and Mary gave me doesn't have. Plus I can just stick it in my bag and be ready to take pictures without a lot of fuss. Nice.
And see how it will focus on something up close instead of the thing behind it?

Another little thing I love is the bud vases. I'm crazy for the shape *and* they're only $1.99 at Target. I think that's a lot of punch for a little $$$.

And in somewhat disappointing news that turns into better news...sadly Cottage Living is no more. I'd just renewed my subscription too. I loved that magazine because it had cottages from all over, not just the south (like Southern Living which I also love). Plus it had great style and ideas. But when I got the official notification yesterday, I found out that I'll get a subscription to Coastal Living instead. It won't be the same *but* having lived in Florida for most of my life I definitely like the coastal style. And I'm pretty sure that it won't be sand dollars and starfish. And see the flowers my husband bought for me for no reason at all? Pretty, no? The flash thing is something I still need to work on. See the way the flash right in the middle sort of washes it out? I'm sure there's a remedy for that but I haven't taken the time to do it yet. One day I want to take a photography class.


Tisra said...

I want to see a picture of the camera! Cranberry- how fun!!!

Yes, good stuff going on for you guys. I'm thrilled for you. I think that well-timed vacation to FL was just the ticket for allowing yourself to believe that good things DO happen for your family! There has been a lot of tiring, exhausting stuff and you're about to head into GOOD STUFF.

I've got all the old cottage living mags you gave me if you need to look back on them with fondness. And, I'd love to look at the coastal living mag when you get it- never heard of it. Is it FL coastal or just coastal-coastal? :-)

Amy said...

If you click on the link you can see a picture of my model in red. I love this shade of red too- so pretty!

Coastal living is coastal from all over- anywhere there's a coast including places like the Bahamas- fun.

Mary said...

Hooray for good stuff. The bud vases are so pretty and your whole kitchen looks pretty. The white framed mirror by the back door, the colors, it all just looks fresh! Where are the cabinets you had by the stove?

Cute camera, and I hope the new mags are just as fun as the old.

Amy said...

The cabinets are on the other side of the kitchen. We moved them when we did the floors and haven't moved them back yet. I might leave them over there, I haven't decided yet.

Christy said...

Awwww - love the cutey-cute pictures :) Sounds like a really nice evening.
And what the heck, Cottage Living? I just sent in a subscription order! Just my luck. It's that magazine that I always spring for at the newsstand and finally decided to just save some money and subscribe. Dang.

Christy said...

Oh - and new cameras - aren't they the greatest? I haven't figured out all the stuff on mine yet, but it's really fun to learn about something I enjoy so much. You should take a class! I may too....someday!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, how great that you got a new camera! And what great pictures it takes, too. :)

Those vases are beautiful - what a great find!

I hope you have a wonderful 2009! :)