So… The presents have all been unwrapped and I am so happy with the gifts that I gave and received. Although I didn’t get the camera that I asked for, which was pretty expected seeing how it retails around $1,600 just for the body (Canon 7d). So I am saving my pennies to buy it soon. If you would like to help this starving artist please contact me at email@example.com or visit photos by jessica nicole.
However, I did get some other sweet camera items.
Below is a sweet mug that my mom bought for me. It looks like a Canon 24-105mm lens. So freakin’ cool! You too can find great camera trinkets like this at Photo Jojo. They have tons of great quirky things you can use in shoots and just fun things for the average camera junkie. The funniest part was when I was opening the gift my mom kept everything in tact and this small dinosaur toy fell out of the packaging and I just thought it was a stow-away, possibly a leaf, but while looking at the packing slip, there it was, “dinosaur toy”. Put a smile on my face that Photo Jojo took the time to put a little something extra in there for me. :)
I also received a really sweet Tri/Monopod from my dad. It’s a Sunpak – PlatinumPlus 72\” Tripod/Monopod. There really isn’t anything lightweight about it but it’ll be great for portrait sessions and for traveling and hikes I am hoping on getting a little more rugged monopod.
After a long day of presents and going to “grandma’s” house the boys were very worn out and spent the rest of the day from about 4 to till bedtime sleeping. There is the possibility that they weren’t tired, but maybe feeling ill. (continue reading to find out more)
The next morning, however, I was woken by my father saying that something in the house smelled like poop, then as he was looking in my room said, “No, vomit. Oh gosh. It’s all over your room.” He continues to the entryway, “OH! And the entryway!” and looking into the living room, “AH! It’s on the rug!”. Needless to say, while I was sleeping and thinking that my dogs were so worn out and sleeping with me one or both of them got so sick from something that it made him/ them throw up ALL over the house. My first 3+ hours of December 26th were spent cleaning up dog vomit. My poor dad was helping me but he was gagging and almost throwing up himself every time he even looked at the dirty towels. I would be in my room cleaning one of the 4 spots and I would hear him in the kitchen, where note: there wasn’t any vomit, gagging and holding back his morning coffee and chips and salsa from the night before. I couldn’t help but laugh a little. Don’t get me wrong, it was gross, like, REALLY gross, but I guess when they are your children it’s just not that big of a deal to have to clean up after them, especially when you know they couldn’t help it.
When we thought we had it all my dad was walking back to his room and he caught a whiff of something in the bedroom directly across from his. “JESSICA! There’s more and this is the worst one.” If you recall, my father had originally said that it smelt like poop… ya… a big pile. BLAH! And a nice heaping pile of vomit next to it. This is where I started to gag a little.
I’ll spare you the rest of the details. It was a long day. I ended up borrowing my mom’s Rainbow, which is easily the BEST cleaning system in the world. It took care of the problem and we were golden. Luckily, none of the previously mentioned mess got on my new bedding, my Christmas present to myself.
(Due to specific request I did not provide pictures of the last half of this post. And for clarification, I did not take any pictures of it to begin with.)