Archive for August, 2010

Congratulations Mac and Abby!

Last Saturday on a beautiful August late afternoon, cousin Mac and his lovely bride, Abby tied the knot. It was a short and sweet ceremony followed by a fun reception with good food and great company. I love weddings!

Mac and Abby, Mr. and Mrs. Camacho
Mac and Abby enjoying their reception

I love taking pictures at weddings, and I can’t help myself from walking around the ceremony like a click-happy photographer wannabe. If I got in your way, Mr. Stephan Babuljak, I apologize! By the way, I love Mr. Babuljak’s photo-journalistic style, and if the photos are anything like Mac and Abby’s engagement photos, they are going to be great.

Lem put together an awesome photo slideshow which had the whole place rolling, especially when some of Mac’s hand-picked, goofy photos came up on screen. The fact that the background music for his photos was “Loser” by Beck was perfect.

Speaking of the slideshow, I’m happy to say that a lot of my pictures made it in. It always me happy when I see my photos used for things like this. Photos, which I not only take, but make available for everyone on our family site. After keeping this up for the past eight years, it sometimes seems as though I’m only putting them up for myself and nobody else. So finding them on Christmas cards or slideshows like this at least validates the site’s existence a bit.

This by the way, is the earliest photo that I can find of Mac and Abby at a family get-together on our site.

Mac and Abby at Dave and Dee's Halloween Birthday Bash 2005 Five years ago!

Congrats Mac and Abby! Great job on the wedding and blessings on your new life together!

Geeks in their Natural Habitat

Every summer Lem and I head down to Ventura for a get-together event with old friends. We spend 3 days of gaming into the early morning hours, hanging out when we wake up at noon, and non-stop binging on the unhealthiest of food.

LAN Party 2010 with Serious CatSerious Cat at this year’s LAN Party

We had a good group this year–the same core group with the usual 2 or 3 guests. The big games this year were League of Legends, TF2, and surprisingly UT2004, still holding on as a choice game (what happened to UT3?). No movie outing this year, but a few of us did get out at least once to see a play, 1776 put on by some friends.

Now that we’ve been doing this for half a decade, it’s fun to look back at my historical records of pictures from every year on Flickr. Now that most of us are finally of legal age (we’re getting older), beer made a nice, welcome appearance this year! We’ve graduated from college, grad-school, gotten jobs, moved away, but it’s great that we have been able to still keep this tradition going. I would’ve included “gotten married,” but the one guy who has gotten married hasn’t made it to a LAN party since–yep, that’s YOU Daniel! :) I have Lem to thank for asking all these guys if his older brother could join them in playing Guild Wars all those years ago.

Thanks again Tim and Todd for once again hosting this great event!