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.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gone Fishin!

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With 'Livie hanging on my hip telling me "No" for the umpteenth time that day, I answered my cell phone yesterday to find Roy on the other end. He was bored and wanted to know if he could stop by for a visit. I glanced around the house and took a quick assessment of what I'd need to pick up, and glanced down at my clothes. 'Livie uses me as a napkin under the guise of kisses these days but I could change clothes quickly.

So I said, "Sure, no prob. Around when you heading out?"
"Good cause I just turned in yur neighborhood."

I know some folks may think, "who cares what your wearing?" and the simple answer is I do. When I'm bumping around my house cleaning, changing diapers all day, doing dishes and folding laundry there's usually little room for things like clean clothes of my own. My shirt will usually tell you what I've been doing that day and what 'Livie has eaten for the past two or three meals. So I changed clothes real fast threw toys in the general direction of the toy box and ran out the the gate to greet him after I messaged Lana on IM to let her know we had company.

We sat on the porch for a while just BS'in when Roy purposed a fishing trip. I loved the idea immediately. He took off to grab his stuff and I went off to try and get Lana to go with me. She decided to take the time to finish the series of books she'd been devouring and stay home with the little girl.

After grabbing Marcel a little early from school and tossing our fishing pools in the truck, we headed out to grab a few supplies and met Roy at Lake Houston.

It was Marcel's first fishing trip and he learned how to cast and hook his own bait. I think he enjoyed hooking the minnows more than anything. We didn't catch anything the four hours we were out there but we had fun. I can't wait to do it again but this time with the whole family.

I have a lot of fond memories of fishing with my dad and brother. It's something I really want to do more often. We had some pretty good adventures motoring, sometimes paddling, around in my dad's boat.

I'm looking forward to more fishing this summer. :)

At Roy's request, I photoshoped his fish into something a little more impressive!
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Monday, April 13, 2009

XII

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jessejones_anniversary_07For our twelve year wedding anniversary we decided to spend it together as a family. We packed up the truck and headed out to Jesse H. Jones Park for the day. It threatened to rain all day but fortunately the clouds held out for Zombie Christ Day.

We walked the trails, picked some blackberries, and just enjoyed a beautiful day together. Things are looking really good these days. I can't fully express how lucky I am. I have an amazing wife who loves me more than I deserve and kids that are smart, healthy, and compassionate. In the greater scheme of things, can you ask for more?

To top it all off, Lana's Passion Party business is absolutely rocking these days. Without going into too much detail, this is going to be a bad ass year.

It's been a busy weekend. We had a great wedding anniversary and we celebrated Zombie Christ Day indoors with lots of tootsie rolls, chocolate and a pooping Easter Bunny.

It's going to be a very good year. My cartouche cards even said so this year. ;)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Perfect Weather and All That


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It's hard to believe it's Sunday already! It's been a beautiful weekend even with the threat of rain. Just warm enough for comfortable outings but not quite hot enough to be uncomfortable. So we packed up the kids and went to the Museum of Natural Science yesterday.

We hit the butterfly plant sale but it was less than spectacular so we decided to hit the museum, the park, and walk a few of the little trails around the area. It was just a wonderful day for it. Marcel had fun chasing the birds off, Olivia ran everywhere she went, and Lana and I enjoyed just watching them be themselves.

I forget how quickly this will all pass us by sometimes. It's too easy to get distracted by things like grocery shopping, paying bills, folding laundry, sweeping the floor, etc. It's like we blinked and Marcel was ten. I've well over three thousand pictures of Marcel (thanks to Adobe Bridge I know that for a fact) at the many, many stages of his life but they all seem such a meager representation of what I love about those moments. Some of them were from disposable cameras, most were from various film camera's we've owned, some are from picture booths, a few from his grandparents collection, and some are from the various digital cameras we've owned over the years. Thankfully I learned from my father at a very young age that you can never have enough pictures. I can't turn back the clock but I can take lots of pictures along the way to remember our path. ;)

After a busy day running around together having too much fun, we dropped the kiddos off at my brother's house and we headed out to Tumbleweed for some Us time. For those of you confused, I went to a country club of my own free will. I don't dance. I'm not that coordinated. My mom attempted to teach me many blue moons ago but failed when I all I could do was manage to step on her feet. I do enjoy watching people dance though. Especially dancing country. I like watching them move around the dance floor. The couples circle each other, gliding across the floor, avoiding collisions with other swiftly moving couples locked in sweeping circles, and all of them circling the great disco ball that's hubbed in the middle of the great big wagon wheel. It was really quite mesmerizing.

Well, the sun's a hot star... Mercury's hot too.
Venus is the brightest planet... Earth's home to me and you.


Plus I was in good company of my incredibly delicious looking wife and some friends we've made through Passion Parties. Did I mention how sexy my woman is? When it was all said and done, we were pretty tired but very hungry. We hung out in the parking lot when the placed closed for a little while with a few friends making idle conversation about various vibrators, G-spot creams, and the value of a good nine volt but we eventually migrated to Chacho's for some very good grub. It was a good night. To make it even better, we slept in today after having gotten to bed sometime around five in the morning.

Today's plan? Clean the house a bit, water the plants and seeds, and make some ice cream with Lana and Marcel!



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