Friday, August 14, 2009

True inspiration

Most of my friends already know this, but I admire Zack Arias. Not because he's a great photographer (which he is), but because he's a true motivator in the field of photography and the fact that his message isn't anything new. Its the same old thing that people know, he just decides to put it out there for personal and helpful reasons.

A while back, he did the Transform guest blog for Scott Kelby, which I have watched countless times. Yesterday, he posted an email from a fan of his which was truly moving. Today, he went and followed that up with the amazing blog video entry below.

I follow Zack on Twitter and Facebook. I also follow his lovely wife, Meghan. Yesterday, I saw her tweet the following:

"A man showed up on our doorstep selling cleaning stuff & Zack started talking to him. Now Z is out in the front yard filming him."

Didn't pay too much attention to it. Today, I found out what that tweet meant...


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Galveston isn't as bad as people think.

So Friday, we decided a trip to Galveston and a mini vacation was in order. Went down to the Moody Gardens for the evening, and had an amazing dinner at Willie G's Seafood & Steakhouse. Saturday morning after breakfast, it was time to spend some family time at the aquarium on site!

Never been, pretty damn cool place!

Kami fell asleep before we even hit the front doors, so I was 'forced' to take pictures for myself. Great little place to take some great picture.


















Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Technology is such a beatiful thing!

I'm not one to usually post technical things on my blog. People that know me, know I'm a pretty big gadget guy and want (and sometimes get) the newest and the greatest. I've been like that with my camera equipment, my assortment of watches, shoes, cars, etc. all my life.

This is starting to be slowing trend as I get older, but with the advancement of technology, cool things don't have to cost that much anymore. For example, the following video...

Its a video of Nikon's newest and coolest little P&S, the S1000pj. This one isn't about the megapixels, name of the lens, size of the screen in the back, or any of the other things that other makers try to make bigger and better. Game of leapfrog, if you will. No no no, this one has a built in projector. So now, rather than trying to have people gather around your camera to look at pictures or fumble around trying to look for a cord to connect to the TV, you simply just turn on the in camera projector and display it on a wall or any other surface. How cool is that?

ok, enough of me being excited, just watch the video...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

doing it Big Boy style!

Kami is becoming a big boy. Thats not good, because I haven't taken as many pics of him in the past 2 months as I did the first 14 months of his life. He's changed so much! He's walking, dancing, and climbing stairs, among other things. He has a 20+ word vocabulary and he'll be starting Montessori school in October! EEK!!!

We went last week to check out the school (Thao's in love w/ it), and its so crazy to think Kami is going to be going to school. SCHOOL!!! Before you know it, we'll be looking for colleges for him. :(

'Yo Gabba Gabba' has become such a staple in our household, Thao and I know the words to each episode and we catch ourselves singing along w/ the show when we're not even paying attention!

Today, we decide that 6 months of not cutting Kami's hair was enough torture for the boy and we needed to do something about it. On our way back from Austin, Thao contacted her aunt to see if she had time to cut Kami's hair. She did. We stopped by the house, and from the second we started to undress Kami to get him ready he hated it. He screamed through the whole thing as I took pictures. With every snip and cut, he looked more and more like a big boy. By the time they were done, his head, his body, and the table were covered with what looked like a half pound of hair!

After we cleaned him up, gave him a bath, and dried him up, he was a completely different Kami. Big Boy Kami now, no more Baby Kami!















I introduce to you, Big Boy Kami!!!