For months, Mark's favorite topic to bring up is apple's new must have--the iPad. He has been trying to convince me of its unique merits, since before it even hit the market back in April. Neither of us are "mac" people--Mark has an ipod from a few birthdays ago, we really only use it on really long driving trips when the other person wants to sleep. So the iPad's been a bit of a running joke/something to dream of ;) Whenever we run into a problem, we just shake our heads saying... "if only we had an iPad."
Well, for Mark's birthday I wanted to make him a version of the iPad. Mark really wanted it so he could organize his life, lists and schedule--which I knew did not take an iPad. So, I made him an iMark. Pretty much, it's WAY cooler than the 90's Franklin Covey Planner, and only cooler than an iPad because I made it :)
To really appreciate this whole process please watch apple's iPad commercial found here. Are you convinced you want one? Ya. I was pretty convinced.
Anyway, if--like our family--you haven't decided that it's moved from the want to the need list yet, you might enjoy an iMark--they're a bit more affordable :)
(Check out the commercial below.)
Mark definitely loved his Birthday present. BUT the best part comes later in the day.
My Mom's sister Michelle, and her family were in town, so we met them downtown on the mall. They're on a 3 week vacation traveling all over the Midwest and the East coast. Lucky for us, they thought DC was cool enough to visit also. Lo and behold, we meet up with them, and of course. My uncle Rob pulls out a brand new iPad.
AAHH! It was better than we could have planned. Mark and I had a blast playing with the spiffy toy, and it did live up to all the commercial's promises. Thanks Madsens!
Michelle and the girls were kind enough to entertain Jackson while we had fun with the iPad.