My New Camera and Celebrating 50 Years in the Summer of 2012

I don't like to talk about it much, but it is what it is...August 2012,  I "celebrated" my 50th birthday. 
I wont elaborate much on it but I did want to share a couple of photos.
I thought this cake was so cute.
I asked for it and I got it.

Isn't she a beauty?

Now what do I do?
I have no clue what this dial says or means.

What do these numbers mean?

Ahh, Nikon... there's something I recognize.

I'm a little scared!

My old point and shoot showed my picture on the screen.  This one just shows me more numbers!

 OK, a case, now we're getting somewhere.

Wait a minute...a second lens?  
 It really is a great package and I can't wait to learn to use it.
Speaking of learning to use it...I'm going to take classes with the gal who took my son and his fiance's engagement pictures, so excited about that! I'm sure I'll share my experiences with it later.  But let me introduce you to her....
I love her work!
Last but not least, spending time with family for my big day was the best.  (My Father -n-law, my middle son and my daughter and me.)
I still can't believe it...50!


  1. Don't worry about the 5 and the 0! Be happy... happy 50!!! Your birthday cake looks cute and soooo yummy! Congrats to your new Nikon too! Great for making a lot of happy pictures :-))

    1. Thank you and yes lots of pictures are to be taken.

  2. Although delayed, my best wishes for your birthday!
    I guess we'll be seeing lots of wonderful pictures on your blog since you got such an awesome present! :)

    1. Thank you for the Birthday wish! I hope great pictures are on the way.

  3. nothing but good times ahead! glad you were born!

  4. Happy birthday Tammy. May God bless you always. And That is a lovely present.

  5. So...I want your camera and you are soooo not 50! You seriously look twenty something. I just turned 40 and I am not having fun with it. Cute blog!

    1. I really can't wait to learn how to use my camera, I met with my new teacher for it tonight! I'll keep you all informed and thank you for that HUGE compliment!

  6. I turned 50 last year and asked for and got a big girl Nikon camera, too. I love it and I still don't know half of what it can do. I really do need to take some lessons. Have fun with it and belated Happy Birthday. I agree, you do not look 50!

  7. Oh my goodness, theres no way you're 50!!! You are gorgeous!
    And I seriously thought that photos was your sister!
    Have fun with your new camera sweetie!!!!
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!

    Deborah xoxo

    1. Thank you Deborah for that fantastic compliment! Yep, afraid so..the big 50. As far as the camera, I love it! I started a photography 101 class (cause I def. need it) and went to my first class Monday. Can't wait to learn how to use it better.

  8. 50 and absolutely gorgeous! you look twenty something!
    I'm 50 in Jan and have already asked for a new camera:-) I hope you're enjoying yours!
    Great to have found your lovely blog, looking forward to following:-)
    Fiona x