I bought a new camera a few weeks back and have vowed to start documenting the beautiful moments in our lives more frequently. For years I’ve had a great big DSLR that has provided me with tens of thousands of great photos, but the thing is so darn heavy that it only gets lugged out on special occasions. My cousin’s husband works for Samsung and convinced me that an NX300m is the way to go. It’s a mirrorless camera meaning it doesn’t required nearly the mechanical parts as a DSLR so it’s ultra compact. I also bought a pancake lens for it so the whole unit fits nicely in my handbag. So far, I’ve been so impressed with the photos and have been so excited to share these snippets of the fun I’ve had these past weeks.
My bridesmaid, Afshaan gave birth to Rayyan only a week before our wedding. A new mother of two, she was a total wonderwoman leading up to the wedding caring for her two children AND me, the bride. I am so blessed to have a friend like her and undoubtedly privileged to be known as “Auntie” to Zain and Rayyan.
Autumn doesn’t get any better than in Edmonton. Though it can be blistering cold here for 6 months of the year, bearable for 3 and enjoyable for only 3, our fall season makes it all worth it. Here’s Dave on our walk through the river valley one Saturday afternoon.
At our favorite taco bar with my brother, Donald, and his adorable girlfriend, Angela. Angela just moved here from Vancouver to study teaching. She’s got to be one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I hope Donald is good to her and she can be in our lives forever.
Ken and I bonded in the MBA program over our grand appreciation for all things tasty and now have the pleasure of working together in real estate development. Ken used to have a terrible diet (e.g. daily soda, donuts and a mountain of cookies), but hanging with me has turned him into a daily juicer. Sure, we still go out for yam fries and endless desserts, but the goal is to eat healthy 90% of the time.
Dave can be such a kid. He’s surprisingly good with a yo-yo, rode a unicycle at our wedding reception and got me out to fly kites this fall. He hasn’t said it, but I know he can’t wait until we have kids and he can take them to the hobby toy store to buy remote control cars, boats and planes.
My cousin Tim and his wife, Leyla, had a handsome little boy, Sam, at the end of September. With a father who studied at Harvard and mother who researches infectious diseases as a doctor, we are all certain this kid is a genius.