Disneyland 60th Itinerary

Disneyland 60th Pictures

Disneyland October 2011 Pictures


LEGO Rover
I finally got Dad's present done and sent to him. 


Pinewood Derby


Travel Log

More Pictures
Here are some pictures from my time in Dubai


Dubai Pictures
Here are some pictures from my time in Dubai


Settling Into the House
It was a busy weekend. We were able to finish painting Walter's room (except his closet) and we finally got Roger a larger bed.


Duke Energy Lineman's Rode
We took the kids to the Lineman's Rodeo at work today. They were able to ride in a bucket truck, operate a remotely operated crane, and sit in the drivers seat of various vehicles. continuing


Little League update - Walter had his final game and awards ceremony, I will update his final stats and put some pictures up soon.


Little League update



At Bats
















2010-05-03 - Game 5 Titans vs. Soldiers (POSTPONED)

Walter hit a single and drove in a run and scored in the first inning. The game has been postponed due to weather.


Little League update

2010-05-01 - Game 4 Titans vs. Little Rascals

Walter had only one at bat today, he was finally forced out at first, but did score a runner.


Little League update (2 games)

20100429 - Game 3 Titans vs. Soldiers

Walter had another productive day at the plate; going 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI's. Batting right handed he scored runners from 2nd and 3rd with a first inning double; he later scored. In the third inning Walter hit a single batting left handed. The Titans won 9 to 4 over the Soldiers

20100426 - Game 2 Titans vs. Pirates

Walter hit 3 singles today (1 right handed and 2 left handed), with 2 RBI's. The Titans fell to the Pirates


Play Ball! Time for Little League


Pictures Added
Snow Day - Finally enough snow to play in (2/6)
Louisville - Day trip south (2/27)

T-ball Sign Up
Disneyland Trip Review


Pictures Added
Week at Disneyland


Merry Christmas


Welcome to Indiana, Gates
This week was rough, if you would care to laugh at my expense read on.

We had the first snow early in the morning on Monday. When I woke up I found 2 inches of white stuff on the truck; luckily it was just powder and did not take to long to clean off. I made decent timing getting to Plainfield. The highway was just wet and moving at near regular speed. I took my exits and everything was fine, the road was fairly clear and just a little icy. I got about half-mile from the main street running through town and the road turned to a sheet of ice. I had prepared for slippery roads and put 100 pounds worth of salt in the bed of the truck.

I made the first 1/4 mile of the ice sheet relatively easily then I came to a section of the road that is banked and the rear of the truck started to slide out, I took my foot off the gas and was unable to correct the skid. I ended up on the median (atleast the grass was easy to drive on), got back on the road and the same thing immediately happened, though I ended up on the shoulder. I took a few minutes on the side of the road and then managed to make it the remaining way at 8 mph. With all the excitement I was amazingly only 15 minutes late. I didn't feel to bad about sliding all over the road. The towns to the north had alot more ice and other people were taking an extra 1 to 2 hours to get to work.

I still have not determined why people live where it is cold, oh well hope you laughed.


Work & Move
Gates has been at his new job with Duke Energy for two months now. He is really enjoying his time there and has been coming home as often as time and money will allow. Angie is preparing to finish her semester at ASU and getting ready for the final move. We will have our things packed up right before Christmas and then spend Christmas in San Jose. In January Gates will fly back out to San Jose and take the family to Disneyland and then on to Indianapolis. We are looking forward to being together again.


Laptop vs. Water
Angie decided to see how well my laptop would hold up to water. Luckily everything is running fine, but it took some work. 


Pictures Added
Our wedding pictures have been added.


5th Anniversary
Today is our fifth anniversary. We have been in Utah for a family reunion and will probably stay for a little bit longer. Our anniversary was not very spectacular; Gates has been sick all day, though he was able to complete his present for Angie. Gates finally took the time to finish our wedding DVD. I have posted the streams from the disc at the link above.


Piece of Paper
I finally got my piece of paper from ASU.


Happy Mother's Day
Walter almost made his 3rd emergency trip this year to a medical professional. Walter has another cut, this one above his right eye. While Angie was putting dishes away Walter bent over to pick something up and when he stood back up he hit his head on an open drawer.

Angie's Blog
Angie has setup a blog on blogspot


Arizona State University
I had my last class on Monday. I am very relieved. Seems like I have been in school forever and the end is finally here. I have three finals next Monday and Tuesday and then I am done. Graduation is on Friday the 15th, though we have no plans to spend any time at the graduation functions.

Job Search
The job search continues. I have been applying to jobs from LA to NYC. In addition to Engineering jobs we are also looking at IT related positions. The decline in the construction industry is really limiting the number of available positions.


Pictures Added
Walter's 4th Birthday

Disney ImagiNations Contest - Update

Early in April our team was informed that we had made it to the semi-final judging round; unfortunately, we did not receive a phone call on April 19th. We eventually received a letter stating that our project did not qualify for the final presentation round.

Arizona State University

Everything appears to be set for graduation. My senior design report is finished (our group gives our presentation next week). I have one more week of class and finals start May 6th.

Walter's Front Teeth

Monday 4/5 - Walter ran into our hutch with his front teeth. He did some pretty good damage (mostly aesthetics) to his top two front teeth. They are pushed back and one is a little skewed. They have started to turn gray, but luckily the x-rays indicate there was no damage to his permanent teeth.


Laptops, Laptops, Laptops 


Gates' Tech
The History - The specifications of my systems


Kids' Page Started


Pictures Added
6262 Camino Verde Dr.
New York Trip March 2007


Gates' Tech
Big Iron - Updated


Disney ImagiNations Contest - Update

We have completed our submittal package and delivered our project. I took time off from school today and flew to Los Angeles. I rented a car and dropped the project off at the Disney Glendale office. I had enough time between dropping the project off and my return flight so I drove up to Santa Barbara and visited with my sister for a few hours. It was a very tiring trip, but I am relieved to have the project in. Now we wait.


Pictures Added
Portraits November 2007 - Angie, Walter, and Roger


Disneyland January 27th
(emergency Trip)


Disney ImagiNations Contest - Update

My Group's application has been accepted, we are now able to submit our project. The project submittal is due on the 28th of February, I'm biting my nails a little, but after my trip to Disneyland I am a little calmer and have higher surety of our standing. My group is very talented and we should be able to get things done.

Gates' Tech
Launchpad - My first year with my Lenovo Thinkpad X61-Tablet


Gates' European Trip Pictures
My 2004 trip to Paris, London, and most importantly Disneyland


Gates' Tech
Big Iron - The Backend and Workstation


Pictures Added
Disneyland Pictures - January 2008
Disney World Pictures - July 2004


Gates' Page Started
Link to WDI - ImagiNations Project
Link to Professional Profile

Homepage and Others Setup
No content added.


Pictures Added
Portraits October 6th 2008 - Angie, Walter, and Roger