July 2008
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New toys

July 26, 2008

Meet our new Nikon D60.

Now we can take a leap into the world of photography ;) (yes ... that was bad, I know)

This camera is sooo cool. Even though we have loved the Canon SD1000, we really missed the advanced features of the PowerShot G3 and G6. When we started looking again at our G6 we ran into a dilemma - stay with the PowerShot series or make the move up. Back when we bought the G6 it was going to be our only camera, and it covered the bases - photos and video. Now, since our SD1000 covers that ... we finally took the plunge and moved into the SLR line-up. Yes, it cost us more ... but it is well worth the price.

And with all the weddings over the next year it is time to start practicing, and that has Melissa excited ... she has really been looking forward to getting this camera.

Check out our gallery from this past week.

Posted by csb at 11:06 PM


Time off

July 14, 2008

So, this last week (and a little bit) I managed to take some time away from the office. Combo of Canada Day, Anniversary, Kids and some much needed brain-off time. Plus, we got our standard belated fireworks on the 4th ... these americans ;)

Anyways ... it was hard to pull away, at times it seemed more stressful NOT being at the office than just being there. But it is needed ... for my coworkers, for my sanity, and for my family. So to help with all that we enjoyed some of Dad sleeping on the couch, lots of TV, few project tasks (Joe and Owens bedroom has only polish left), and of course one day spent at the local water park.

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The YMCA here in town has a water park for kids combined with a competitive aquatic center. So after five years we thought we would check it out ... and we were glad we did.

Enjoy some shots of the day

Still have not migrated over to the newer, sleaker iPhoto galleries ... going to have to do that at some point - guess I am going to need some more time off :)

Posted by csb at 12:49 AM


July 6, 2008

Its the sixth day of the seventh month of 2008 ... and that is 2555 days (seven years) after we started this adventure of ours. Oh how our single lives have changed ... now we have two kids, a house, and a dog ... and we still have many adventures to go. Lets raise a glass to seven more fun-filled years!!

Now, if only we can find a way out of this cage?

Shiloh is making herself at home

Posted by csb at 10:05 PM