Leo, Tingting, Thomas, Amanda and I went to the Gathering Place in Tulsa yesterday. It is such a cool, beautiful and fun place. Paid for in all private funding, it is the best public park I have ever been in! The park is free to get into and took about 2 years to develop. There … Continue reading Awesome time at the Gathering Place
We made it safe and sound to the USA last night, and Leo got to meet his grandparents, aunt Marianne, and of course his big brother Thomas for the first time. 19 years apart, and everyone says they look-alike. Overall, Leo did such a great job on the flights. Our first flight was nearly 13 … Continue reading Brothers United!
We came, we saw, we accomplished! Our rush to the embassy worked out great! We got our papers and I even got 25,000 steps in today as I explored Guangzhou on foot. I walked along the Zhujiang river, explored the Guangdong Museum, and did some luxury shopping at the IGC mall, though I bought nothing. … Continue reading 2 days, 1 night in Guangzhou
Tingting and I came to Guangzhou today. We have a bit of snag in our travel plans to the USA and we're hoping the US embassy here can help out. Otherwise, we took the evening and walked around our hotel tonight and enjoyed a bit of the local atmosphere. we found this old building / … Continue reading Guangzhou!
Just having a bit of fun with the laser cutter, and making example resources for my design classes.
I have been improving my CAD and 3D printing skills! Haha I started with a finished model that I downloaded from ThiniVerse, but had to modify it for our school's printers which could not handle the job. Had to rebuild a couple parts from scratch. Then I built the stand also. It's been fun.... Unfortunately … Continue reading NCC-1701A Yes, I’m having fun!
I added a blue acrylic window and a wood frame. I'm debating on a few more exterior changes or additions, not sure yet. Again, I "found" the house online, but made the rest. I easily could have designed the house, probably should have, but I was in a hurry! Lol
Been building a LED light box with a Halloween them. So far, I'm pretty please with it, though it's far from done. I was inspired by some the great work my 7th grade students have made in their design class. I'm also hoping that this Light box will inspire them next year to make something … Continue reading Something cool!
We celebrated her big 40 yesterday! It was great. I custom designed a nine piece heart shaped puzzle, and laser cut poems on each piece. Then I hid the pieces around the house and each one had a clue to help find the next one. The first piece was presented to her by Leo. The … Continue reading Happy Birthday Tingting!
Tingting, Leo and I had a great day walking along Huhui Binjiang in Shanghai. It's a really fun place, and great for kids. Tons of interesting spots such as a long public climbing wall with arches, retired shipping loaders that are converted into observation platforms, and much more. There's also a museum or three along … Continue reading Xuhui Binjiang, Shanghai ~ A beautiful and fun place for a family day out together