Monday, May 26, 2008

Country Fun

So I don’t know what you did with your holiday weekend but mine was filled with some great country fun! I took a trip up to the mountains with my dad on Thursday in his Jeep for a camping weekend getaway. We go to the Hang ‘em High 4-wheel drive run every year Memorial weekend and it’s such a blast. It didn’t start until Saturday so we had a few days to hit the trails in the Jeep and just relax around the campfire playing guitar. Michele and my mom met us up there Friday afternoon before the poker run on Saturday. It rained a little bit, but just enough to keep the dust down. All in all I couldn’t have asked for a better time to spend with my family and friends. Here is a pic from my camera phone that my dad took! …if you have ever been on a four wheel run before, you know that pictures will never do you justice on the intensity of these rocks. They were definitely gnarly for sure!!

I have some other great news… The house that my dad and I have invested in is officially going to close this Thursday!! I will officially be a home owner :) I am super stoked and can’t wait to move in. When Michele and I get everything settled in you are all invited to come and check it out. If you can’t make it, I will be sure to post pictures to keep you updated. So in other words, I might not be posting anything for awhile because I will be in the processing of moving everything that I own, haha.

Like a monkey, ready to be shot into space. Space monkey! Ready to sacrifice himself for the greater good. - Fight Club

Monday, May 19, 2008


I’ve done it!! I have finally graduated from California State University, Fresno!! Actually me and my girlfriend Michele have. I graduated from the college of Engineering with a BS in Civil Engineering and Michele graduated in the college of Health and Human Services with a BS in Environmental Health Science.

It is such a relief to finish all my projects, never take another collegiate exam and never complete one more homework assignment. I want to say thank you to everybody, my family, my friends, my professors, and anyone who has helped me through my path. There has been a lot of long hours put in and a lot of hard work to get where I am today and I have to say that I am pretty proud of Michele and myself. A special thank you to my parents for supporting me, pushing me to better myself and strive for nothing but the best of what you can do. They always told me that you can achieve anything you set your mind to with hard work and dedication and I couldn’t have done it without them. I love you guys! Here are a few pics from graduation. Enjoy...

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.” Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

e-Session: Mat and Kai

So I went out with my good friends Mat and Kai for their engagement session last Saturday and we had such a great time! There are the perfect compliment for one another. We started Downtown, worked our way through Tower and then out to some vineyard near Clovis. Of course we stopped by Bobby Salazars for a quesidilla, tacos, and a few GOOD beers first chance we got! We had no idea where we were going so we drove around town and jumped out at a few spots we thought might be cool. The entire shoot turned out great and was a blast! Check out the pics below and let me know what you think :)

HA-HA These pictures are classic! What a bunch of goof balls...

Check out these SWEET panoramic images! I just had to incorporate this awesome artwork into the shoot and wanted to include the entire wall. I have posted these images in a higher resolution than I usually do just so you can see the entire picture. The bottom picture is a blending of 13 individual pictures!!! Click on them and check them out in a higher resolution!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

I just thought I would say Happy Mothers Day to every mom out there that deserves a big thank you for everything that you do! And a very big thank you to my mother for always being there for everything I have ever accomplished... or not accomplished. It is because of you and dad that helped shape the person I am today. I Love You!

Happy Mother Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ahhh... Baseball

I headed out to a Bullard High baseball game yesterday in hope that I would be able to see my buddy Garrett Heinz play. He actually didn't get to see the mound that game but I got some pretty cool pics of his friend Nathan so I thought I might share.

I have to go get fitted for a tux today for my best friend Jerry's wedding in June and then I'm off to an engagement shoot! Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for an update with some new pics!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Senior Project Almost Done!!

So my senior project is coming to an end with the semester. We had our final presentations last Monday and we did awesome. I am so very proud of our group and am really proud of our final product. I am proud to say that I was presented with a $100 gift card for the title of presenter of the semester!! I totally wasn’t expecting this and felt so honored. The other groups that presented were great so it made me feel pretty special :) I figured I would let you in on where all of my time has been going all semester. I attached a picture of my FABOLOUS group, Annette, Tarra, Chan, Darren, and Ilda! I also posted some pictures of our project drawings for you to check out. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to give the answers.

P.S. I graduate next Friday!!!!! YAY