Another great Christmas spent with my family at the Bradley Lodge. It was the first Christmas for the Lodge, complete with snow, a tree and a visit from Santa, who allowed me to ski at Bear Valley on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. My aunt, uncle and two cousins flew in from Texas, so it was great to see them and of course share some great food, including a seafood cioppino and prime rib! During our stay at the lodge, about 8 inches of additional snow fell, giving us the opportunity to clean off the driveway with our snow blower and watch it get plowed by the professionals, always cool. We also went to Christmas Eve service at the "Chapel in the Pines." The best part though, skiing on Christmas Day, in 5 hours of skiing, my dad and I did 30+ runs, beating our chair on the chairlift by at least 25 chairs, yes that means going from the top of the hill to the bottom on the hill in about 3 minutes, 5 minutes if I was doing black diamonds. So from wine tasting in Murphy's to skiing at Bear Valley to just having fun watching the snow fall and playing cards, Christmas 2007 was great!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Well not everyone could make it to Mountain View to see my nephew, so family and family friends were invited to come see him today. Over 50 people came to see the newest Bradley and enjoy some great food. If you scroll down you can also see the newest "Stair Pictures," although not annual, whenever we get the group together we try to take the picture, it's evolved a little since the day we moved into this house, adding girlfriends that have become wives and now Luke!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Below are some pictures of Bayside in Granite Bay/Roseville, it's the church I go to and it's awesome ... if you don't have anywhere to go for a Christmas Eve Service, they have 10 of them, starting this Thursday (yes, well before Christmas Eve), all will be amazing and a great time to remember the "Reason for the Season." If you're afraid of going to church or haven't been in awhile there's no better time to try out Bayside or another local church.
'tis the season for work holiday parties .... my office had ours on Friday night at the CEO's house, always nice. With a selection of wines and other beverages, great food and even better (and funnier) conversations everyone had a great time. We had the customary gift exchange and played a few others games, where I won a gift certificate to McCormick & Schmick's, so that will make for a nice lunch sometime soon.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Well, we took a day trip up to the "Bradley Lodge" to see how it looked in the snow and to get everything set up for family that is coming for Christmas. In less than 5 hours of being at the cabin we: hooked up two televisions with surround sound, put up a new outside light, hooked up a new freezer in the garage, put food away for Christmas and did tons of other stuff. Here are a few pictures of the newly installed deck and door out of the Rec Room (that now includes a bumper pool table) and of course, the snow!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Well, I haven't done my holiday post yet, but here is the artwork, photo and animation that we did for work. I hope you enjoy! Remember, call Perry Communications Group for all your public relations and public affairs needs :-).