Famous Buildings

Here are some more photos I took on my NYC trip back in 1999. They are a bit grainy and contrasty, but I kind of like that sometimes. I have so many great memories from that trip and I love sharing them with others...

Empire: This is a nice view of The Empire State Building.

The Gug: This is one of NYCs best museums...
certainly the best museum that I've been to.

WTC: Here is World Trade. I still can't believe they are gone.


Kalaina Surprise for Aubrey

Holly was really frustrated this weekend because she couldn't find these shoes for Aubrey. But today on my lunch break, I found a size 12 1/2 Cherokee Kalaina Mary Janes!!!!! I hope this brightens your day honey.


The New Rig

After our scare of nearly losing our pictures, I decided to build a new system. I wanted to make sure that our data was mirrored (via RAID1) at all times. This will eliminate my bad habit of only backing up a few times a month. This is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time now.

I purchased everything at Frys, also know as the best store EVER! They always have killer deals, especially on the weekends. I chose an ASUS M2N-E motherboard with an NVIDA chipset because it has on-board RAID controllers. I've also heard a lot of good things about ASUS. I can support up to a six disk RAID array (0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD) . I also purchased two 500GB SATA hard drives which were insanely cheap. I don't have a true terabyte of storage because of my RAID1 setup, but still 500GB is a lot of storage space.

I went with an AMD Athlon X2 5600+ dual-core processor along with 2GB of RAM. I can support up to 8GB of RAM (DDR2 800) but with only 2GB this thing is still smokin' ! I'm sure most everyone doesn't care or is asleep by now, but I know Rick can appreciate this tech talk. :)

Needless to say, I'm very happy with my new rig!


Who's da man??!!

Well, after about a week, I've finally done it. I've rescued our pictures from the pit of despair along with our hearts for that matter. I was so crushed to think that we may have lost nearly a month's worth of pictures...and some really good ones too! Anyway, I want to tell you honey, and everyone else, I'M SO HAPPY! :) Blog away baby!!!!

Here is how I felt this past week:

Here is how I feel now:


Subway Series

I've been going through my old photography portfolio and thought it would be fun to post a few of my favorites. I did a lot of fine art photography back in the day and that's what I enjoyed the most. My wedding photography portfolio is a little scarce, since I usually sold all my prints to the client.

F-Train. This is the F-Train that Crissie (my big sis) and I rode from Brooklyn to Coney Island. We were nearly mugged while I was taking this picture. Not a good idea to whip out expensive camera gear around a couple of hoodlums.

Missed It. This is a train that we just missed. I hate it when that happens...

Subway Sally. Some of you may have seen this one. It won a GoDaddy photo contest about six years ago. This grumpy old lady didn't appreciate me taking her photo.

Dads...er...Kids Workshop

The girls and I attended our 8th Kids Workshop at the Home Depot. We love to do this every month and we have made this our little tradition since we've moved here. We're always bummed out when we can't make it. I'm usually the one who has the saddest face when that happens.
Ella and Aubrey have both become quite handy with their little hammers. They are also racking up the project pins for their aprons. They only need two more for the badge! This also qualifies them to operate the in-store forklift, which I'm REALLY excited about! They were especially stoked this last time because they received an additional pin. The additional pin was to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Kids Workshops.