Archive for December, 2010

Last Seaworld Visit of 2010

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Veronica and Walrus, Beauty and the Beast

Aunt Helen gave us Seaworld tickets in June. In the six months since then, we’ve been there at least four times that we remember. The ability to return again and again makes for a low-pressure situation where we can do just a few hours in the sun and waves, see a couple of shows and ride a few rides. Great fun!

Sleepy young ones at the Pet Show

AR Drone in Temecula

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Nic’s big present to the family was this UFO-like flying machine (which I had seen and flown before, see here and here). It’s a complicated, expensive and very fragile machine – but boy is it cool when it works!

Below is the feed from the camera onboard during a flight over the top of our house.

More time spent repairing than flying

UPDATE: The drone is currently dead. Parrot customer service has quickly responded with an offer to repair. Will update as news comes in.

Musical Steussy Girls

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Veronica slept through Christmas morning, so she only saw the Santa presents. We finally got around to opening most of the last presents Monday morning.

Beautiful Temecula

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I live here.

NFL Week 16

Monday, December 27th, 2010

We’re so happy that both Indy won and Jacksonville lost. Indy still needs to win against Tennessee at home next week. Don’t get lulled into the idea that this will be easy; any team can beat any other team on any given day.

As to the pool this week, Ashley has won for two of the four different outcomes possible. Gabi wins for one possibility and they split the other one. In short, If Atlanta beats New Orleans tonight, Ashley wins. If New Orleans wins, we need to wait until the Tuesday game. If Minnesota wins that one, Ashley and Gabi split the pool. If Philadelphia wins, Gabi wins.

Much more interesting leading into the Playoffs than last year!

UPDATE: It’s an Ashley/Gabi split win this week. Congrats to both!

Christmas 2010

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Angry Birds for all three of them.

Merry Christmas 2010

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Rainy Christmas Weather

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Football Week 14

Monday, December 13th, 2010

OK, this gets complicated. If Minnesota wins tonight in Detroit, then Cally wins the pool. If, however, the Giants win then there are two possibilities. If Baltimore wins, then Mom wins the pool. Otherwise, Andy wins.

Nothing for those of us in Temecula this week. Sniff.

Christmas Train 2010

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010