Rachel Heath

Intentional Living: learning to be fully present

Hopefully These Are The Last Crappy Camera Phone Pictures I’ll Ever Post

I’m always posting lame camera phone pictures and saying “I’ll have a digital soon, sorry, sorry.” (Example: pictures of Moses, below!)

We were gonna buy one for Christmas, rather than do Christmas presents, and we didn’t.

Yesterday I told Stephen that I really want to buy one in time for the honeymoon. Stephen pointed out that we don’t have money for a camera. I told him we probably wouldn’t end up taking pictures if all we brought was a crappy disposable (a true statement). He suggested we borrow my parents digital camera. I countered with the always effective “But…”

“This is the opposite of getting out of debt,” he said. “Where do we have $300 just lying around?” While my next point was going to be something along the lines of how quality digital images that capture the sweet memories of our honeymoon and the early romantic days of our marriage being worth the money, I knew he was right and wisely kept my mouth shut.

15 minutes later we were heading out to see if Moses would be into playing frisbee (he was most decidedly NOT), me still feeling dissappointed. Stephen stopped at the mailbox and came back to the car with a handful of envelopes. As we opened them I was more and more amazed and eventually reduced to tears. In 3 cards alone we got 320 dollars, more than enough to cover the camera we ended up buying.

Getting married is a lucrative affair. I told Stephen we should get married more often.


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6 thoughts on “Hopefully These Are The Last Crappy Camera Phone Pictures I’ll Ever Post

  1. They do have that edgy, artsy edge to them. But yes, digital camera are good to have (and getting married is a windfall). When is the wedding?

  2. Congrats on the new camera, you’re going to have so much fun with it!

  3. April 7th! 12 days now.I’ll post some NICE pictures soon.

  4. Wouldn’t it be cool, and I’m thinking off the top of my head here, if you came home one day and Moses had parted the water in his drinking bowl? See, it’s moments like that that you get a really nice digital camera.

  5. Thom, you’re absolutely right. Had we not gotten the money for a good camera, that would have been my next argument in favor of it. I mean, who would believe me?!?

  6. Well written article.

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