Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Five Months!!!

Today is our fifth month anniversary!  I lame to keep track of how many months it's been since the wedding day, but I'm immature like that! :P  To celebrate on a Friday night, Chris and I....wait for it....cleaned the house!  Haha!  But now we're having some wine and waiting for our Korean spicy soup to simmer until all the yumminess mixes together. is great isn't it?

For this special occasion, I've decided to treat myself a bit.  Guess what I ordered to???

It was I thought, "why the heck not!"  I've been painstakingly saving for this 50mm f1.4 lens.  That's right, ladies, it's been almost two months since I last stepped into an Anthro for this lens.  It's not even that expensive, but not cheap either.  I ordered this on today and it actually shipped this afternoon!  I LOVE Newegg!

Well, I couldn't go on this long without getting anything for myself of the apparel kind.  The other day I ordered this little number from Urban:
I got it in the light gray color because I can pair it with the other colorful cardigans I have just sitting in my closet.  It looks super comfy and I can't wait to wear it!

What's my next purchase?  Well, I'd really love this guy:
This camera is currently what I'm lusting over.  It's the Canon 5D Mark II, the most popular Canon camera used by semi pros and pros.  I am not a pro, which is why I don't have one right now.  But I'd love to invest in this baby some time in the next few months.  I shoot with a Canon 20D, which is 7 years old now.  So this would be a huge improvement.  It shoots at almost 21 megapixels and makes everything look so crisp and buttery.  Retailing at over $2500's a definitely an OUCH to my bank account.  That's why I must save for it!  Save my "fun money" for it.  I heard a rumor out there that the Canon 5D Mark III is coming out some time this year, which means the Mark II will go down in price.  The Mark III is rumored to be more popular for video rather than still use, so I'm still wanting to get the Mark II for my picture taking.

Before i go ingest some yummy spicy soup, I wanted to let you all know that Chris and I were asked to shoot for an event next Friday.  A few months ago, a horrible shooting took place in West Seattle where a grandmother shot her two grandkids, son-in-law (the kids' father), and then killed herself.  This benefit is put together by a friend of the family and proceeds will go towards the two remaining grandkid' (siblings of the two killed).
Local R&B and funk jazz/pop artists, DJs, and other pro photographers will be there for this cause.  So Chris and I are so honored to have been asked to attend.  We are extremely excited for this opportunity and I'll be writing a special post about this real soon.

I hope everyone have a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow Chris and I are meeting up with some of his coworkers for a fun night out.  I'm also going dress fitting for my friend who's marrying in May!  Should be a great Saturday.  :)


  1. Congratulation! Enjoy your wine and soup:)

  2. Hey Cindi! COngrats on your 5 month anniversary! I think it's great that you have found an interest in photography lately. It's also good to see you bought some clothing too :-) Enjoy your new lens and dress, but most of all...enjoy your 5 month milestone..hehe

  3. happy 5 months! time flies, right?

    your saturday sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to see some pics with your new lens. You have me really wanting to upgrade from my kit lens after seeing all your pictures and reading about prime lenses. Thanks for opening up this part of your world a little bit, it's been really easy for me to learn a bit more about lenses, etc by reading your very straightforward explanations- have a great weekend!!

  4. Congrats on 5 months! Can't wait to see the pictures you take with your new lens!

  5. Kristin - Thank you!

    Jen - I know...I'm happy that I bought something nice and cheap as well. The dress was on sale for $40!!!

    spiffy - I'm so glad that my explanations help you in some way. As I'm learning, I'm going to post more so stay tuned.

    Bonnie - Thank you! Hopefully some day I'll be as good as your photog friend! :)

  6. WOOT! WOOT! Congrats on 5 mths Cindi! Glad you treated yourself to a nice lens and dress. Can't wait to see the pics you take with your new lens. Have a great weekend. I'm gonna have some dim sum w. my family and friends to ring in the CNY (I know, we're celebrating early) Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  7. yay! i'm glad to see you are going to be there tonight :) see ya this evening! tyler and i will be at the pub around 8:30 i think so make sure if plans change, you let us know!

  8. Happy five months! And that is really cool about being a part of the benefit - I can't wait to hear more about it and see the pictures you capture with your new lens.

  9. You are too cute! I can't wait till you have babies. The way you are counting, you'd be counting the minutes and seconds :P

  10. Happy five months! We just celebrated 6 months this month :) My husband could have cared less (he never would have known if I wouldn't have told him), but I was excited!

  11. happy (belated) anniversary!!! life is great, no matter how you spend your time together :)

    i love that lens. and i also want the 5D Mark II. there's so many times i let it sit in an online cart, just itching to press the checkout button. but i've resisted. i hope the Mark III comes out, it's about time for a new model! but my foolish heart would probably buy the Mark III instead of sensibly saving for the II.