Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 sides to every story

As mentioned in the post before, Cadence has really taken to taking pictures.  I'm liking it.  Here we are getting each other:

I think we were both moving a little too much.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cadence's Photography Skills

Here is a recent family picture, with our future photographer!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the recent photos Cadence has taken with our old point and shoot. It's just her size and she can see the image in the preview window. She closely and carefully lines up what she wants to take a picture of, and actually ends up with quite detailed shots. She is even starting to take pictures of her feet, just like dad! We are hoping to submit these to our friends gallery in Tulsa (wink wink) so she can have her first art opening.

Here are the Wonder Pets driving along. Those Wonder Pets have expensive tastes.

Here is one I titled "the green monster" aka our hamper from her level.
She'll be offering signed originals... once she's able to write her name. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cameron Turns 70

Corrina and I are fortunate to go to basketball games at both Duke (Cameron Indoor Stadium) & UNC Chapel Hill (Dean E. Smith Center). I try to say this with the least amount of bias possible, but the Dean Dome doesn't hold a candle to the experience of watching a game at Cameron. When the Dean Dome gets cranking, it's undoubtedly exciting, but it just can't match Cameron's intimacy and history. Cameron feels like it's 70 years old... in the best way possible. Happy Birthday!

From Duke Sports Information:
DURHAM, N.C. - On Wednesday (01-06-10), Cameron Indoor Stadium celebrates its 70th birthday.

Cameron Indoor has been the site of 746 Duke victories in men's basketball over the past 70 years.

The doors of Cameron first opened on Jan. 6, 1940 with a 36-27 Duke win over Princeton in front of 8,000 people - the largest crowd ever to see a basketball game in the South.

The original design of the Stadium was said to be conceived on the back of a matchbook by Eddie Cameron and Wallace Wade in 1935. The official architectural plans for the Stadium were drawn by the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer, Architect.

The architect who designed the $400,000 Stadium was Julian Abele, who had studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France.

The original arena measured 262-feet long by 175-feet wide and was the East Coast's largest indoor stadium south of the Palestra in Philadelphia.

Seating for 8,800 included 3,500 folding bleacher seats on the floor designated, then as today, for the exclusive use of undergraduates. The maximum capacity was 12,000.

The money from Duke's 1939 Rose Bowl appearance enabled the building of the arena, which the Blue Devils have posted a 746-150 record (.832) in.

Through the years Cameron has maintained its historic look and feel and is considered one of the premier sporting venues in the world. Sports Illustrated rated it as the fourth-best sporting venue worldwide of the 20th century.

Success inside Cameron didn't begin with the arrival of head coach Mike Krzyzewski, but the Hall of Fame coach has had tremendous success inside Cameron over his career, posting a 387-55 home record.

Over the last two seasons, the Blue Devils have lost just two games inside the historic arena, which has sold out 298 consecutive games.

Friday, January 1, 2010

For 2010: View the World with Wondrous Eyes

My resolution goal for 2010 is to acknowledge the opportunities that I have, recognize new ones, and truly appreciate how fortunate I am to have these two beautiful ladies in my life. Happy New Year!