• The ipad

the ipad from Katelyn James on Vimeo.

When I first saw the commercials I was a doubter. What in the world was this thing?! NO ONE needs this! I’m a huge Apple fan…. or fanatic, both are fitting. I will sing Apple’s praises to the moon and back because their products make my life so much easier (and cooler).  However, I seriously doubted this new member of the Apple family was worth it.  Why spend money on this thing that really did everything an ipod, nook, and laptop combined could accomplish?


Weeks went by and my feelings hadn’t changed. I still thought it was a waste but of course, Michael was hooked. You see, my fiance’ has this gadget fetish and if it has the outline of an Apple on the back of it, it’s even better.  Michael fell in love with the ipad since he read about it on  … yes, he reads about mac rumors in his spare time, I still love him. He started raving about them and once they were in the stores, he made me go play with one. He showed me all that it could do and how crisp the display was. He showed me how you can play the piano, check email ANYWHERE, make slide-shows, read magazines, pick recipes and form automatic shopping lists, play chess, pick any book from your library and read it, highlight it, and even look up unknown words in the dictionary…. all with one click. Michael was more than hooked… he was obsessed.  Little did he know that his was already in the mail. He had NO IDEA.  Between My family, Michael’s family, and a little help from our friend JR, we bought him the new 3G ipad and must admit, it’s the epitome of AWESOME.


Michael had shown me the episode of Modern Family where the dad gets an ipad on his birthday .  On the show they gave it to him with a cake on the screen and all he had to do was blow on it to blow out the candles…. crazy, I know. So that’s how we gave it too him and here’s the video!

You can play the piano…my personal favorite app.

Free magazines!

Watching your favorite TV shows has never been easier! (I could do a commercial so easily!)

ooohh, the Library!

Last but not least, the blog looks awesome on it!

Michael I love you! I’m glad I FINALLY surprised you with something! It was so much fun and yet so hard at the same time! Happy 24th Birthday!!!

15 Comments Personal
  1. Alex reply

    michael’s reaction is priceless! i still dont know what i think about this product though.

  2. Laura reply

    cute video. your “commercial” was great. kinda made me want one.

  3. Michael reply

    So there is a little back story. Katelyn got up from the table and said she was going to light the candles. After she acted like she “lit the candles” she started to carry the cake box over. The lid fell down and I said…are the candles lit?!? She was like oh yeah!!!! But did not lift the lid…So I thought she was going to open it and smoke was going to be coming out, but I was surprised. Yes she surprised me…there is a first time for everything. Thank you so much for completing my Apple Family…and I am sure when they come out with a new version of the iPad you will have to get it, because you always get better stuff then I have. But what is mine is yours….well after 10-10-10. Love you. -your best friend

  4. Korie reply

    Wow! I wasn’t a believer either when it came out…but the more and more I see it I really want one! I mean….i NEEEEEED ONE! haha :)

  5. Daniel reply

    Reading you’re blog on an iPhone, I wish I had an ipad! Seriously though, apple should hire you to take pics of their devices. What amazes me is how well the display shows up on a photograph.

  6. Kevin Smith reply

    hahahhahaa michael’s face in the video. luhh dat! it looks so crisp!!

  7. John Scott reply

    I read too… it is great!

  8. Mandee reply

    I love this! I’m so excited that mine arrives this Wednesday…I can hardly stand it!

  9. Mandee reply

    Oh and I’m almost as excited about the iPhone 4G coming out this summer…it was too cool that Gizmodo leaked photos of it for us. I’ve been using my 2G for WAY too long and the screen is crapping out on me, so I KNOW that I need the new iPhone (perfect timing)!

  10. Jessica Beale reply

    Is there a guest book app for the wedding???

  11. Girish reply

    That’s cool.


  12. Leslie reply

    You’ve just given me a great idea for my husband’s upcoming birthday! :) Love the pictures too!

  13. Mandy reply

    Aww yay! You picked a great first surprise KK! You can just say that you waited for this moment to surprise him :) You two are awesome and I love how much you love each other!!!

  14. Kristina N. reply

    Super cute surprise birthday present! :D

  15. caroline reply

    hahahaha CONGRATS!! thats huge. you finally did it kk :)

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