This has seriously been the best dang birthday EVER! A trip to Chicago with some of my best friends, a super fun evening and great gifts from my momma-in-law, and now a huge birthday surprise from my parents and Cortney: a new super awesome canon rebel xs camera! I was blown away by this gift! Good thing I have friends (many, thank goodness!) who know how to work such a “professional” camera (professional compared to the turd stick camera I’ve BEEN using), and who can help me get acquainted with my new friend! Hmmm…I may have to hit up my crafty friend, Whitney, for a little customized camera strap. And maybe get some tips from my photog friend, Missy, (or one of my other super creative photo crazed friends) who also uses a canon. And of COURSE I will have to completely scour the internet for a sweet camera bag! Any suggestions?

Can you tell I am to the moon excited? ‘Cause I totally am. Totally.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. missy widener says

    awesome. and you have a lens right?? just checking….can't wait for you to start using it. I am sure eddie cannot either…

  2. missy widener says

    ps- I really like that shirt. and I still have no idea how to "link" someone in the middle of a paragraph. YOU can help ME with that…

  3. …turd stick camera? I didn't think it was that bad. 🙂