I think that Mac's very, VERY clever marketing strategy of the past few years has probably also put a damper on things.
I just bought a computer and did a fair bit of research first. I asked countless opinions from Mac users and then computer geeks and then did hardware comparisons and finally spoke to the retailers.
I am not going to dispute the fact that Macs are beautiful, sleek and well built and if I had much much more money I probably would have purchased one just to be able to join the glamorous ranks of those who can profess that they have a Mac. The thing is that with Mac, their entry level computer comes with insufficient memory and harddrive for what I need so I would have to spend at least another $300 minimum on top of the already inflated price of $1200 to meet my minimum requirements. Anyway, I love Vista's interface and I really like and find useful many of the changes. It will take me a little while I'm sure to be as comfortable with Vista as I was with XP and previous similar versions of Windows but I pretty much already feel quite comfortable a week after getting it.
I'm pretty excited because we hooked up the old computer via network so that I can use our old computer still for downloads and I guess extra harddrive. We also upgraded our internet services and so that is very nice.
Finally in some spring gear, YAY!!!
Last weekend we went to Maureen and Murray's for Caitlin and Nancy's combined birthday parties.
Brian tickling Ella; Ella pretending not to like it:
Babay Mallory and Mommy, sorry Andrea about your eyes, but Mallory looked so cute in this pic!)
Grandpa and Ellie:
Some serious conversing:
I liked the lighting in this pic:
David finding himself very amusing, he's working on his easiest and nicest audience-his mom.
Oh yeah, and I started working two days a week doing the bookkeeping job. I'm doing it my bosses house and I started bringing the kids to a babysitter. I was finding that it was too hard to get the time at home to focus enough on getting my job done. Last week was my first week and I absolutely loved it. The kids also seemed to like their new babysitter so so far so good. I personally really loved getting some time to myself where I was able to dedicate focused time to doing my job. It was very relaxing. So that is something that I am super pumped about right now.
Oh and here are two new digital layouts I did recently: