How I Work (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal created these How I Work videos which I saw posted on the from Consultant’s Mind.

Learning to Fly

Ningning got me a Discovery flight for my birthday. Took it today in a 1978 PIPER PA-28-161 Fixed wing single engine 4 seater (N2172D) based @GIA airport. See the flight path. The flight instructor showed the route prior using SkyVector.

Russian Memories, Denis Visits

Was fantastic having Denis T. visit us this past weekend. It has been multiple years since I was last in Russia and Denis had never physically met the family. Spent some time in Alexandria and Washington DC along with just sitting and playing with the…

Sylvia is Growing Up, Fast!

It has been near 4 months since Sylvia was born and she’s growing leaps and bounds. What an exciting time, daily, to see her progress. She loves her jumper-roo, loves sitting with us at the table (and is envious of the solid foods we eat),…

White House Gardens

Got a neat opportunity today to tour the White House Gardens. For one weekend a year the White House opens their gardens in the fall. Our family went in the mid afternoon and loved seeing the White House up-close and seeing the Rose Garden, Jacqueline…

Mom & Dad present: Sylvia Rose Hall

We’re thrilled to announce that 7lb 2.3oz Sylvia Rose Hall was born Sept 28th at 10:33am. She looks so much like her big sister Vivi but personality wise is a bit more cuddly and peaceful — we are so thankful for both of our amazing…

Dulles Plane Pull Day 2017

We love going to the IAD Plane Pull Day. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and generates near $400k annually at this one event. We love the kids activities and bounce houses, touring through all the planes and cars, and of course watching…

San Fran to LA via PCH 1

Week in San Francisco starting with a few nights @Union Square (JW Marriott) then a few nights at Fisherman’s Wharf (Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf) Hired a car and drove across the bay to Oakland seeing Berkley and downtown. The day we were in Oakland was the…

Merry Christmas!

Are the yearly ‘family Christmas update letters’ corny or captivating? Remember how around early December your mailbox would be stuffed with letters that recapped a family’s happenings in the past year? Quite possibly these letters are now extinct, replaced by people sharing every detail about…