Alex Camacho
Crosby, TX, United States
Born in Houston, Texas and raised all over living the life of an Army Brat. I Went to eight different schools (three elementary, one middle school, four high schools) and have one little brother who’s not so little anymore. I’ve been married for nearly fourteen years now to a woman who rocks my world and I've been blessed with two wonderful children. Our dog, Sally, is a big black lab saved from a local shelter.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hurry up and Waitin

So I've been spending a bit more time on my computer lately. It's amazing how a few new programs to play with and some added RAM can really occupy your time.

Photoshop CS3 rocks as does InDesign CS3!! I won't even go into how much I dig the Adobe Bridge for organizing files. To someone who truly enjoys cataloging and organizing, it's a dream come true. I finally got around to cleaning out my hard drive of old programs like all the old Photoshop versions. I've become something of a program pack rat. Off to the recycle bin. I'm amazed at how much has changed in Photoshop since I first started using it near ten years ago. I love playing in Photoshop but it's always hard to show people what I've done. If I did it right, you can't tell I touched it. I love looking at some of the more abstract Photoshop work as well as the filter freaks stuff but my true love always comes back to optimizing a photo for its true potential to look naturally beautiful - or funny depending on the inspiration the photo gives me. ;)

More than anything though, it's been a lot of A Baby's Story with Lana, watching movies and waiting. We're all ready for Olivia to be with us. Whenever I get to thinking about it, it's a little overwhelming. A baby, another life brought into the world, a sister for Marcel, a daughter. The baby socks, watching her smile for the first time, her first words, watching her play, just holding her, and the almighty Baby Belly Laugh. Babies laugh with their whole body and it's awe-inspiring to hear. Somewhere along the way growing up we lose that. It all goes by so damn fast. I sometimes feel like I squandered away my time with Marcel when he was a baby, never realizing how precious it was.

We went for Lana's ultrasounds a few days ago and got floored to find out she's a little ahead of schedule and probably won't make it to the twenty seventh!! It was a giddy/panicky feeling to know she's nearly here. We came home and packed her diaper bag, set aside some outfits, and realized we don't have a single newborn outfit. Out of all the girl clothes we've been buying up, nothing newborn. I guess I'll have to buy a few more. ;)

Well, off to play some chess with Marcel!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Nesting Begins...

It's been an oddly calm past few weeks despite my lack of blogging. We've been busy "nesting" I guess. Lana decided to tear town all the wallpaper in the bathroom. Talk about some flashbacks then add to the fact that Lana dug out all our 8mm tapes and played them on Kelly's camcorder.

Lots of memories lemme tell you. Lana dug out our old camcorder and I was tasked out to get it on the big screen tv. After lots of jacking with it, our camcorder eventually starting playing. All it took was a little old school Nintendo cartridge repair. Yup, I blew into the damn tape deck and it starting playing.

It was really weird seeing ourselves nearly ten years ago never mind seeing our Marcely looking so little at various stages. The plan is to upgrade my computer and transfer all the tapes to dvd.

Marcel's been gone for almost a week it seems. His grandpa took him to Victoria for a while and then his uncle swooped him up off to Seaworld. He had a blast with his uncle though and they got lots of very cute pictures. He passed out around ten after his uncle left. I think that's a new record. Anyway, I'm babbling.

I think I'll go back to playing in Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Bridge. If you're a picture junky like me, you need Adobe Bridge. Saying it's bad ass is an understatement.

We've been going through the picture box, setting up picture frames and organizing pictures. It's only a matter of weeks before Olivia is born and I can't tell you how excited I am. Lana gets another ultrasound on her next appointment!!! :)