Blowing the Birthday Candles out!

A Camera, A Birthday Cake and A Sunset!

Well, my 46th birthday has come and gone.  Boy what a fun two days I’ve had!  The hubby and Liz surprised me with new sheepskin slippers (hey, I live in the Pacific Northwest and my feet get cold) and I got my new camera on Wednesday (perfect timing for my birthday).  Here she is,  isn’t she pretty??  I haven’t named her yet, but give me time and I’m sure I will after the bonding time is over. I’ve been researching for months and months about cameras and took the jump into a Digital SLR and I’m so happy with my selection. The hubby encouraged me to splurge on the telephoto lens, so who was I to say no?!  I want to learn how everything works so I have lots of reading to do still.  It was great that the automatic mode made it possible to start taking great photos within minutes of unpacking it.

In other birthday news,  my brother and sister-in-law from California came up for a visit.   They sure surprised me….they went out of their way to pick up a birthday cake for me from Baker & Spice Bakery in Portland, OR. and it was both beautiful and delicious. Thank goodness they only put a few candles on it ’cause we might of started a fire!!



We grabbed the new camera, packed into the car and then went to the beach after dinner.  We were supplied with a lovely, but cool, sunset.



The next morning, I baked my crustless quiche for breakfast and everyone really enjoyed it…as you can see from Liz’s face!


The family took me for a long beach drive and I snapped lots and lots of pictures on Thursday.  I’ll be editing them for a while, but promise to share soon.


This perfect Pacific Sand Dollar (pictured above) was a real treasure as most of them this time of year are broken or just not around.



I was excited to see this photo of Sandpipers.  They are so tiny and almost all of my previous photos never show any of their markings.  I think I’m going to really like this new camera :O)

I hope you’ve had a great week, I sure have!!

Have a fabulous weekend, my beachy friends.



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17 thoughts on “A Camera, A Birthday Cake and A Sunset!

  1. Natasha

    I’m so sorry I missed your birthday! Many happy returns and blessings and best wishes for a wonderful year ahead.


  2. Meghan Grace

    Happy Birthday from a new follower!!!! What could be a better way to celebrate, a great family, yummy cake, sweet pooches,a new Nikon and a gorgeous beach! You are truly blessed! Hugs, Meghan

  3. Michelle

    Oh it looks like you had a great time and I am so happy for you!! You look adorable blowing out your candles and I hope that all your wishes come true. :) That was so sweet of your brother and SIL to come visit you, what a great day all around!!!

    Hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Kathy

    Glad that you had such a wonderful birthday! The camera is fantastic and the cake looks delicious! Glad that you birthday was as special as you, Marie!

  5. Lavender Dreamer

    Happy happy birthday, my friend! Looks like the PERFECT way to spend you special day…and make it last for TWO! Love seeing your smiling face and the wonderful photos of the beach! WOW! I’ve never seen a Pacific sand dollar…amazing! Enjoy your weekend…keep celebrating! ♥♥♥

  6. Kimm

    Happy Late Birthday! I agree, GREAT post! I have been interested in a new camera too! hmmm…My Bday is in Sept., I’ll have to start hinting to the hubby ;)

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