Thursday, August 17, 2006

Baby Boy!

My wife and I brought a brand new baby boy into the world yesterday morning. Yes, he's our first, and, like any proud father, I just wanted the world to know!

More about Baby D (including pictures and the like)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Outer Banks Easter

My wife and I went on vacation this past weekend to the Outer Banks of NC. This is the Easter Sunday sunrise.

We visited the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, Roanoke Island's Museum, and both the Bodie and the Currituck (?) lighthouses. It was great!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Baby Boy!

baby boy
It's a boy! I have another picture to prove it, but decided to keep this blog in the G-rated category. Actually, I'm just looking out for my boy. He has to have a little privacy.

Alright, back to work...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Children's Story

My wife and I are quite different when it comes to our interests. I like computers and doodling. She likes telling stories and coloring. We decided to try our hand at merging them together.

The result is CHILDREN'S STORY.

We decided to blog children's books that we create. It's much easier than trying to find a publisher who would be willing to publish my equivalent of 3rd grade art...

I'm not sure that there's a huge demand for kid's stories online, but it sure was fun putting it together! Not sure when we'll do our next, but I'll keep you informed.

(Yeah, the name is pretty original, eh?)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Marriage Monday - God's Picture

So I had this brilliant idea tonight: I took a picture of my wife and a picture of me and tried to merge them together. I thought maybe it would look cool and show us what our baby will look like 24 years from now.

After spending over an hour on The Gimp trying to get the two faces to merge in a semi-natural way, I was no closer than I was 5 minutes after I started. In fact, the more I played around with it, the worse it looked.

I tried using semi-transparency. Sometimes my face would show through really well, and other times her face would show through really well, but our facial lines would not match up no matter how contorted I managed to make them. The more I would adjust either her picture or mine, the worse the over-all picture looked.

Then I tried taking pieces of her face and super-imposing them over mine and taking pieces of my face and super-imposing them over hers. This looked even worse, because our pictural faces were at slightly different angles. Finally, about 5 minutes ago I realized that I do not have the talent for merging two faces into one.

Ah, but I thank the Lord that He gets the picture right. Somehow he takes both of our characteristics and manages to not only paint them into one but also make that one baby completely unique from either of us. What I struggled to do and failed to do in 2D, God is able to accomplish in 3D. Actually, it's more incomparable than that, since He even adds life to the whole equation.

This seems almost allegorical. I think I am going to go to bed now. Maybe I'll find something better to do with an hour tomorrow night.