Some cursory Googling has revealed to me about how much I should be looking to spend for even a used or refurbished camera of the quality I was seeking SO I've been spooked right back into point-and-shoot land. I think that's what's best for someone in my tax bracket, ha. Maybe the first step is just to commit to taking more pictures.
I do not come from shutter-happy stock, there is little photographic evidence of me after I crossed the threshold from cute to gawky, which, fine. Saved a lot of unnecessary documentation of my not-adorable Adolescent Sartorial Expression.
Nick's mom takes pictures like it's an extension of her physical person, as natural as breathing. I could stand to take a page out of her book. I asked her for a photo from last summer and she mailed me a whole disc of photos from 2011, including these two. I don't ever take pictures of Nick and I together, because, how, and to a lesser extent, why. (I take A LOT of pictures of him across the table from me at dinner. Seriously in 20 years I will be able to create a flip book of Nick getting old at dinner.) So I do appreciate when someone else documents that we spend time together, often while enjoying the other's company. Ha.
Dinner at our apartment shortly after we moved in.
We ran some errands near our wedding venue last summer so Nick's mom asked if we could visit it. Ah, moms.