Monday, August 31, 2009

Fun Couples Sports Weekend

We spend the weekend in Truckee with Craig, Dina, Brian and Sheri. We had planned to do a guys sports weekend but for scheduling reasons it turned into a couples sports weekend.

The goal of these is always to gain the most points playing a bunch of different games. This time the games in general were worth 3 for first, 2 for second and 1 for third. Here are the games we played.
  • Horse shoes
  • Chipping
  • Bocce
  • Guys Golf
  • Girls Shopping
  • Cards
  • Couples Frisbee Golf
  • Guys Frisbee Golf
Not bad for arriving after 10pm on Friday and leaving Truckee at 1pm on Sunday. And we did manage to eat:) Including a really nice dinner at the Cottonwood Lodge hilltop restaurant in Truckee.

After it was all said and done, Julie and I tied with Craig and Dina for the win. A ton of fun!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dropped my kid off, sent the other to school

After a fun visit with Mom and Curt - played golf and went to Hot Summer Nights, we drove to Berkeley to drop Anthony off. Actually, he has been there working, filming the football team. So we were just picking him up from the Clairmont (rough, huh?!), taking him to his dorm and delivering the rest of his stuff.

Here is Anthony in his dorm as we helped him set things up and then took off so that he could get to know everyone before heading to work and then back to the dorm for their first hall get together.

The next day was Nick's first day of school. A sophomore already. A really important year for grades, so what does he do, plays two sports at the same time. Soccer with his club team and now kicker for the football team. Should be a blast!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Coming to an End

This has been a very different summer. Guess I say that every year. But I really mean it this time. From the vacations that we took to my job to the economy to the amount of golf that we played to Anthony taking off to Nick signing up for football. Completely different.

Some highlights.
  • With the economy being in the tank, we decided on Pacific Grove for a MONTH. For various reasons, all of us spend different amounts of time there, but it was a blast. Something that we have never done.
  • We played a LOT of golf. Everyone loved it. Using handicaps, we played a lot of "Captains Game." A great way to team up and make it competitive. We played a couple times in PG, a couple of times at Laguna Secca, at Seascape and Tilden.
  • We did some cool hikes. Played frisbee golf. I even managed to get Nick into road bike riding.
  • At FreshBrain, we ran a Summer Virtual Technology Camp. This is the first time we have ever done anything like this - the first time anyone has. We got around 40,000 visitors and over 2200 teens participating in our 8 learning paths. All of this was supported by 15 interns of which Nick was one.
  • The middle of the summer was all about Anthony spending time with his friends - preparing for the big change that was about to take place.
  • Then Anthony took off to UC Berkeley to start his job filming the football team practices. His way to stay connected to football, big time football, and to make some money.
  • And now Nick is not only going to play soccer, but will be kicking for the Lynbrook JV football team as he heads into his sophomore year.
So that's where we are. An unusual summer, but we really had a good time together.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Maybe Time To Get Back to Updating This?!?!

I was looking back at the posts that I made in the past and realized there was some good stuff in here - kind of a record of things that I or we have been doing and the things that have happened to me or us.

So I am going to try to get back to using this. I expect the first update will be a combination of FreshBrain, summer and what the boys are up to. I will do this shortly!