Stepping out baby is sick.

If you'll remember from this post, my Rebel has been under the weather.

I placed her into good hands to have her shipped off and nursed back to health.

But she'll be gone 6-8 weeks.


My heart hurts.

She'll be gone for Christmas.

All alone in some cold camera hospital.

And the worst part?

The worst part is that....well, I can't wait on her to get back.

I can't lose the memories that will be made in her absence.

(Besides, I seriously need a picture of me and Mystery Man!)

So I'm looking for a temporary fix until she gets back.

A cheap temporary fix.

That's low, I know.

But maybe when she returns she'll consider an ultra-compact like a little brother or sister. Maybe she can be its mentor, because--after all--an ultra-compact will never be able to do for me (or my pictures) what my Rebel can.

There is no replacing her.

There is only getting-by-without-her.

But, still, I feel like a bad person.
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.