Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Luke's Seventh Week

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Bradley Lodge

We celebrated our first Thanksgiving at the Bradley Lodge this year.We played some rousing games of Hillbilly Horseshoes,
and looked up,at some very big trees.
Luke is getting hugemongous!HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
The whole family...And we finished with some wine tasting at the Twisted Oak winery. Do you recognize the lamp from "A Christmas Story"?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Luke's Sixth Week

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Day in Milwaulkee

My boss and I had to make a quick trip to Wisconsin this week to visit one of our suppliers. We flew in to Chicago and drove the hour and a half north to Milwaukee. My 10th time in Chicago -- and 1st time leaving the airport.

First stop, of course... the Miller Brewery Tour.They make a lot of beer here. Half gets sold in Chicago, the rest goes to 9 other states. Brew kettles...
Cases ready for shipment.We also toured the historic caves before the most important part, free beer for taste testing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Luke's Fifth Week

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Video: 1 Month Old

Here's 5 minutes of Luke doing nothing in particular... he squirms, cries, dances, and hiccups.

Happy one month Luke! We love you!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Not just you anymore

"Move over kitty, this is my couch now!"
Heading out on the town...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Day in Vegas

I went to Vegas to visit Rotonics Manufacturing Inc. where I'm having a rotomolded drip tray made for a work project.
Flying into Vegas you can see evidence of the housing crunch. Streets are built ready for houses, but now is not the time to build more houses.
I was upgraded to a suite in New York New York because they ran out of regular rooms. I wish they would do that sometime when I can enjoy it and not on a quick business trip. The window looked right out to MGM and the roller coaster down below.RMI was an interesting company to tour, they make many different products for the casinos; including laundry bins for Harrah's...Large planters for the big casino plants...industrial salad spinners...and more, but that's enough pictures for one post. Have you ever seen so many salad spinners in one place?

I like this picture I took flying into SFO over the bay. The sun was in just the right position to show how close you come to the water before getting to the runway.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Luke's Fourth Week

Monday, November 05, 2007

Luke's First Life Lesson

Lesson #1: Ohm's Law, and why we don't play on utility poles.

Voltage = Current * Resistance
Current needed to hurt someone really bad = 0.1 Amps
High side of human resistance = 10,000 Ohms

Below is a picture of a utility pole in our backyard, with a 12kV line at the top. Look closely.
Here's the same picture zoomed in a little. This picture was the first test of our new Nikon 55-200mm zoom lens with vibration reduction. Unfortunately, this squirrel has a resistance of less than 1,000 Ohms... he used to be more of a light brown.
Current = (12kV)/(1,000 Ohms) = 12 Amps of current through the squirrel, over 100 times more current than it could survive. Sometimes it takes sad events like dead squirrels hanging from electrical lines to teach kids important life lessons.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Natalie's mom visiting for the weekend

This is what Natalie looks like while she's carrying Luke and talking to her cousin on the phone about her recent trip to Italy while walking through the park to the store with her mom and me.
One of Luke's first smiles...

Reliant Investor Roadshow Presentation

If you're into watching investor roadshow presentations, follow this link to see the CEO of my company give a great 25 minute presentation detailing our business plan and explaining our Fraxel skin resurfacing technology.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Luke's First Soccer Game

Today Luke got to watch our friend Jessica Heeb and her De Anza College soccer team woop up on Cabrillo. He cheered them on well and picked up on a few moves.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Rent the Bradley Lodge

Looking for a beautiful mountain getaway with all the comforts of home? We've really enjoyed staying at my parent's cabin in Big Trees and now it's available for vacation rental so you can enjoy it as well! Look at this kitchen, wow!...

Click here to check out more pictures and book online.

There are many more pictures and a more detailed list of amenities online if you're interested.
Its 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths can fit anywhere from 2-12 people (a couple families) comfortably. Near Big Trees State Park, hiking, kayaking, fishing, snowshoeing, winetasting, great launching point for a ski weekend at Bear Valley, flat screen TV, new appliances and furniture, ping-pong table, yada yada...