I love going to the post office to check the mail. Sometimes I drive all the way to base JUST to check the mail… especially if I’m expecting something.
Today Brittney and I went to the post office to check the mail. She was expecting Cricut cartridges. I was expecting my new camera.
I was jittery with excitement before even walking in to the post office, but once I opened my mail box and found a package slip in there, I was almost shaking with excitement. I was really hoping it would be what I was expecting, but I wasn’t sure if it was that, or a bib I had ordered for Abbie a while ago. I got more and more excited/nervous waiting in line and then watched the girl like a hawk as she went to retrieved my package. When I saw B&H on the side, it took a lot of willpower to not squeal with delight. I must have looked like I was about busting at the seams because the girl laughed at me when she handed me the box.
Of course I had to open the package to examine my new prized possession before we even left the post office. Brittney was nice enough to humor me. She does that a lot.
Here’s what was in the package, with the exception of the external flash. That came last week, but it’s part of my new camera equipment so I wanted to include it in the photo.
We got a new Canon 60D, with a 18-135mm IS lens, and a UV haze filter and a hood, and the Speedlite 430EX II flash. (Yes, I know I’m spoiled. My husband is very good to me, it more ways than one.)
I couldn’t resist getting it all out and putting it all together as soon as I got home, so here it is, all put together with the hood and flash.
I am SUPER excited about this camera, because it also does video, and it’s quite a few steps up from my XSi. I’m looking forward to taking pictures with it, but I’m going to let Mark take the first pictures with it. I have the battery charging so it’ll be all ready for him when he gets home.