For Christmas this year I asked for cash because I wanted to go on a shopping spree and get new clothes, shoes, etc. Well…..three kids does not lend itself to shopping–EVER–and so my money just sat burning a hole in my wallet. Then, I saw an awesome deal on a Nikon D3000 SLR, and I just couldn’t pass it up. An SLR camera has been on my radar screen since before Blake was born. I took the leap, and I’m so glad I did. I can’t even tell you how much I love this camera. The images are crisp, the colors are amazing, and I can finally do close-ups! The best part is I’m only beginning to scratch the surface of what it can do. Yeaaa for good pictures. My only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner!