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Our weekend started off with Bob speaking at an Entrepreneur Week event called Startup Weekend. Bob's talk was short and to the point, and he did a great job!  He focused on three components to a successful business plan: team, traction, and technology.  

There were about 13-15 other Startup Weekends happening across the United States on Friday.  The purpose behind the Startup Weekend is that people come together, they pitch ideas, they narrow the ideas down to the top ten best ideas, they form teams, they work all weekend, and at the end of the weekend they share their progress, hopefully resulting in something very close to a viable business.  At the end of the share time, awards are given for best results.

It truly was inspiring to be in the room with people who are so creative and have such great ideas.  I've missed Bob, since he's definitely be involved with this (he's a mentor) for much of the weekend, but I know it's for a good purpose.  Go Starter Uppers!

As far as our family time has gone this weekend, we've had a lot of fun.  Since Bob took Taylor with him to work with the Startup teams on Saturday, I had some great quality time with Stephen.  We ready a big stack of books and played outside and took Scuba for a walk.  I also turned on College GameDay and got my football on!

Bob came home in time for us to watch our Hokies lose to Pitt.  That was a tough game to watch, but we cheered for our guys the whole time.  We also had the company of my sis-in-law and her husband, so that made the loss a little easier for us to bear.

Saturday evening we enjoy a glass of white wine from the Wintergreen Winery (buttery and refreshing!), along with grilled swai fish, roasted spaghetti squash and green beans.  We finished out the day by watching the movie, The Double (it was pretty good!).

This morning I got up with the boys at 6:30 to get some pumpkin bread in the oven.  I should have anticipated that they would want to help, but let me say I had not had enough coffee to deal with two little wee ones trying to "help" make pumpkin bread.  At one point I said, "Are you sure you don't want to watch t.v.?"  That's how desperate I was to divert their attention.  No dice.

Luckily, the pumpkin bread was made, and the smell of pumpkin and nutmeg and cloves and all things yummy filled the house.



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