I built a line-following robot a few months back using an Arduino Uno. I soon found out that connecting the Arduino to the PC with a USB cable every time I wanted to upload a new sketch got old very quickly, especially during debugging and testing. I had some XBee Series 2 RF modules from… Continue reading Arduino Wireless Bootloading Using Series 2 XBees and XBeeBoot
We were excited to have a Skype call with Anne this Christmas. We even convinced her to bear her testimony in Chinese: Anne’s Christmas Testimony
Anne to the MTC
We dropped off daughter #2 at the MTC today. 2 months of language training then off to Taipei, Taiwan!
Caroline Has Her Learner’s Permit
Caroline has had her learner’s permit for several months but she hasn’t been very excited to go out driving and get her required 40 hours of road time in. She certainly doesn’t seem as excited to drive as I remember myself being. She’s been to the driving range a few times for Drivers Ed and… Continue reading Caroline Has Her Learner’s Permit
Went on a bike ride with Nancy Mowed the lawn (well, Sam mowed it and I edged it) Weeded the garden and the backyard Roto-tilled the garden Cleaned out the fountain/stream in the back yard Caught this guy:
Anne’s Mission Call
Anne’s mission call came in the mail today! We waited impatiently all day for her to drive up from BYU with her roommates to open the call in front of friends and family. The Taiwan Taipei Mission under President Jergensen. So exciting!
2014 Bingham Christmas Dance
Anne got asked to the Bingham 2014 Christmas Dance and was excited to go. As you can tell from the photo, it’s a “pajamas dance”. I only briefly met her date and he seemed like a nice guy. They didn’t have pajama dances back in my day, so I’m not sure what the protocol is… Continue reading 2014 Bingham Christmas Dance
Music and Missionaries
Each December our kids participate in a number of recitals and concerts. We have so many pictures and videos of past events that we tend to not even record them any more; however, this time Nancy took her cell phone out for Caroline’s and Sam’s school concerts. Sam is in the 7th grade choir. We… Continue reading Music and Missionaries
Decorating the tree
It was my turn to put up the Christmas tree and get it ready for decorating this year. Nancy and I tend to view setting up the tree as a chore rather than a cherished tradition. 20 years ago we didn’t buy a pre-lit tree and each year since we’ve bickered over whose turn it… Continue reading Decorating the tree
2014 Christmas Card
Nancy had her niece take the photo for our annual Christmas card. Contact me on Facebook or via some other mechanism with your mailing address and I’ll be happy to send you a Christmas card this year.