Mail packages+tax refunds+fun with friends=the Bee's Knees

Who doesn't like to get packages in the mail? If there is anyone out there that doesn't…well you need to get some sense knocked into you because packages are the Bee's Knees! I know we love to look out the door and see a box on the front porch…for whatever reason it is just exciting and makes the day just that much better. I can always tell when we have gotten something good in the mail or from the UPS guy because Amanda will open the door and then she has this little squeal she does…haha it cracks me up every time.

So yesterday we were supposed to have a package waiting for us when we got home, but instead we found a little note on the door that said something to the effect that "since we weren't there when the package was to be dropped off, we would have to either come pick it up at the post office or schedule to have it delivered some other time". Not the worst thing that could have happened, but still not as exciting as seeing a box on the porch. Anyway, so this morning I ventured to the post office (which I don't think I've ever had to go to before) to pick up the latest addition to our "family" as Amanda likes to call it. Fun stuff! For awhile now we have been using a Canon 5D mk II as our primary camera and our older Canon XTi as our second camera, but we just purchased another 5D mk II to use as our second which is exciting. The XTi was a great camera to start out on but the difference in image quality is amazing!

So this is long overdue, but speaking of packages…a few weeks back (or was it a couple months…oh it doesn't really matter) we received our tax refund…woo hoo! Yeah, so we decided that we could allow ourselves to splurge a little at one of our favorite places…J. Crew…so that's what we did! And what better way to try out some of our new clothes than with a fun impromptu photo shoot with a friend!

Meet our friend Sadie Lilly...this past year she and Amanda became good friends as they kept each other sane during their final year at Columbus College of Art and Design.