Friday, May 9, 2008

Justin's Band Awards

Tonight has been a big night for Justin. He attended the 2008 Desert Ridge High School awards banquet and Justin won big. He got most improved Jazz student, biggest band geek, section leader award, chocolate and gift card for wind capacity and wind master.
Justin 2008 Band Awards

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Camera

I got a new camera. It's a Canon S5 IS. I really like it. I also got some lenses for it from I got a 52mm adapter tube, a polarizing lens, a UV lens, and a wide angle lens. I finally got to take the camera out for the first time today to get some pics. The odds were against me because Tandi is out of town and all three kids are sick, but I made it to the Gilbert Riparian area.

The sun was very bright, which made adjusting the camera properly difficult, but the pictures came out pretty good I think.
Gilbert Library Riparian Reserve

I also took one video. I am really impressed with the quality of the video.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We had a fun Easter. The proof is in the pics... and vids.

Easter 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New Floor

I started a big project this weekend. We have been having trouble with the toilet getting stopped up so I was going to make sure the wax ring was installed correctly and maybe get a new toilet. Since I was going to remove the toilet I decided it would be a good time to install ceramic tile.

We went to Home Depot Saturday to look at tile. It was amazing, we actually liked the cheapest tile they had on sale there and it was enough to do the floor.

The install has been going fairly smooth so far. I haven't made any major mistakes that I know of. We bought a tile saw a Harbor Freight. It was a big help.

I have to cut and install the last few pieces of tile and then grout and caulk along the edges. Then we are going to paint, then we are getting a new toilet, then we are putting a new cabinet above the toilet, and then Tandi will decorate with a new shower curtain and whatnot.

While at Harbor Freight we also got a rock tumbler. We didn't get the proper sand for it yet, but we have it running with some rocks from around the house and some park sand. HF is supposed to sell sand kits.

Pics below:
New Floor