I am currently exploring learning a new skill, and that would be photography! I need to admit to everyone right now that I have no idea what I'm doing. Johnny and I did previously own a point-and-shoot Canon, but I have wanted to explore taking better photos for a while. I always threatened Johnny that before he impregnated me, I needed to own and know how to use a good camera to take pictures of my bambinos. My birthday came, and my family was generous enough (they always are) that I was able to purchase a camera. I am now the proud owner of a Canon Rebel XS.

Ain't she a beaut? I'm starting to get the hang of using her, but I'm far from really any point to brag about. Some people are the type to jump right into something like this. Learn-as-you-go types. I am the read-the-manual type, which has resulted in lots of reading and few pictures. I'll get there. Any suggestions?

I will keep you posted on the photo-taking advances in my life. In the meantime, be gentle in your critique of photos I post on here. I know you all will. That's why I love you :)