Monday, August 22, 2011


Gears of War 3 went gold last week. For those of you not in the gaming industry (which is pretty much everyone) that means the game is finished, has passed all certification and has been released for manufacturing.

This past Friday we attended Quinn's first (of what we hope is many) Gold party. The company rented out a place called Sparians. Think nightclub meets bowling alley. We had so much fun. I beat Quinn at bowling, again! There was good food, good music and good friends. The company brought in a digital photo booth for everyone to mess around with. Here are a few of our highlights.

 (Pat, Pete and Quinn all worked together in Texas and now work together here in NC)

We had to pull ourselves away from the fun around 2 am because we knew we would have kids waking up in 5 hours. I haven't been up that late in years and man, I really felt it the next day. Totally worth it! I'm so proud of Quinn and how hard he has worked. I can't wait to see his name in the credits when the game is released on September 20th!

In other news, check this out:

My very own Quinn will be doing the commentating on some Major League Gaming (yes, there is such a thing) matches this Friday night! You know you want to watch!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

my grandpa

My Grandpa Jerry passed away this morning. It was not sudden or unexpected. He went into the hospital two weeks ago for an infection and things went from bad to worse. A few days ago they moved him to the hospice floor of the hospital and said he could pass any day. When my phone rang early this morning I knew that is what my Dad was calling to tell me.

I am grateful for my Grandpa. He is a very generous man. He has helped me many times. He helped me move to New York and most recently he loaned Quinn and I the money we needed to close on our house. He has done much for me in my life. He has taken our entire family on some truly amazing vacations and provided us with life long memories.

Just a few weeks ago, they had an 80th birthday bash for him. My sister Mallory talks about it here. I'm glad they all got to have one last party before his passing.

 We love you and miss you Grandpa!

Friday, August 12, 2011

for the grandmas

Probably only Beckham's grandmas and maybe a couple of aunts will enjoy this, but here it is nonetheless. Beckham had rolled over once or twice before but he really mastered it last night. Here is a video of his genius.

Ta Da!