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Oct 29, 2011 TJ’s Halloween

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Since I was working this Halloween, I decided to do something Halloweeney with the kids before Halloween. Trader Joe’s hosted a Halloween event.

We road down there on bikes, the kids in makeshift costumes (from a dance show and from years prior)

Kids got to play games, listen to pirate stories, get face paintings, and tattoos, and of course candy!

The video was filmed and edited all on my iphone 4s.

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Nov
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Oct 22, 2011 Coyote Lake Camping

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Took the kids RV camping at Coyote Lake. I’ve boated here before but never camped.

I was pleasantly surprised that the campsites were really nice. Spacious and flat. The kids fished and road bikes around.

The fishing was great for them. Lots of bluegill to be caught.

I even brought Scout along. All in all, the trip went pretty well for going solo.

I shot mostly pictures because trying to get good video footage would have been too tough to setup. Working on a 2.5D video of the pictures.

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Nov
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Oct 09, 2011 Fleet week SF

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Oct 09, 2011 Fleet week SF, a set on Flickr.

I’ve never been to Fleet Week in SF and thought this would be a good time to go. The weather in SF was awesome. Sunny and warm. Fraiser went with me to help corral my kids. We took the train up from San Bruno then walked along the Embarcadero.

We waited for about an hour in line to board USS Bonhomme Richard. Once aboard we checked out all sorts of aircraft and vehicles. It was pretty cool.

Afterwards we ate at Red’s then headed home.

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Nov
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Oct 02, 2011 Uesugi Pumpkin farm

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Went to the pumpkin farm in Morgan Hill to pick out pumpkins and attend Grant’s birthday party.

We went with the Dedes family. Finished up with a birthday party and then picked out some pumpkins. A good day.

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Sep
15
2011
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Dance Zone Team BBQ

Dance season is here and what better way to kick it off than with a pool bbq.  Almost the entire team came.  The kids loved the pool.  Great food, fun, people, and good times…

I got a chance to shoot with my HD gopro in 60fps.  This was my first try at conforming 60fps to 24fps for super smooth slow-mo.  Final cut pro is great for this.  I’m still learning.  Found out if you convert all your fottage to apple prores 422 then you dont have to render every time you change something. Pretty cool.  Anyway here is the video.

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Aug
26
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Aug 21, 2011 Berryessa camping

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Aug 21, 2011 Berryessa camping, a set on Flickr.

Went for a three day RV boating camping trip with Joe at Berryessa. The kids loved swimming in the lake. I forgot how much fun this was.

T no longer has fear of the lake. She was jumping in every chance she had. N even came in a few times.

The kids loved camping. I have to say I enjoyed myself too. Thanks Joe.

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Feb
06
2011
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Beach day in February!

70 degrees in February?  The rest of the country is digging out of heavy snow.  Yes, it’s nice to live in California.

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Mar
10
2010
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Fishing at the boardwalk

My parents and the kids and I went to Santa Cruz for a spur of the moment fishing trip at the pier. It had been a while since i took Tulia fishing and I wanted to go somewhere that we would be sure to catch something other than a snag fish.

After Tulia pulled up the first fish, it promptly bled and convinced her that she didn’t want to catch anymore fish. We later had dinner on the pier.

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Mar
08
2010
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Fremont older hike and hail

Took the family out for a short hike in Fremont older. The clouds appeared to be looming when we left home but the rain had not made an appearance so I thought we should be able to squeeze in a quick hike.

FAIL

The skies opened up and dumped and hailed on us. We scurried back after about 15 minutes.

Tulia had my p&s camera and found some interesting things to shoot.

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