Deep Space Network

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Pepperdine Trip completed

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Its great to be back home I missed Amy and the kids so much, and when the end of the trip arrived I was happy to be home.  I loved the trip and learned so much. My International paper has been submitted for credit. Marketing and Strategy next. Graduation April 09

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The World is Large –
Its beauty indescrible. 

Zhuang Zi 

Pepperdine International Trip

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The time has come and we are leaving today to depart on the 11 day Journey to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, and Phuket. I am excited for the trip and have so many things I want to do in Hong Kong to start. We leave on Saturday at 1:45am on Cathay Pacific arriving in Hong Kong on Sunday morning about 7:30am. I am staying at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. Our first offical Pepperdine meeting will be on Monday at lunch.

End of Summer 2008

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What a great trip to lake Piru on Sunday. Amy, Jack, Lauren, and I drove over to meet with David (Davin) and his family and had the best day. It was so fun, I had forgotten how fun a day at the lake was. The kids and Amy did some rafting, and swimming at lunch and I was able to get some wake boarding in. Jack and Lauren had no fear and were 100% ready for the water


Amy, Jack, and Lauren had a blast on the raft. They loved going fast and the water was nice and choppy with some good wind.



Jack got in his first knee boarding session, and couldn’t wait to go again

We had a great day and capped it off with a trip to Islands for cool drinks and burgers. The kids slept really good that night.

Summer Swim

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It was my first year back into the Nite Moves routine, and changing disciplines from the 5K run to the ocean swim ~800M. I am still on the mend from my calcaneal fracture and not ready for running. I decided to try swimming as my new way to get into the game. It was a new expierence to take on the challenge of the ocean swim. As my first time entering Nite Moves I used my 4mm ONeil Surf Wet suit it worked, but was quite a workout.

My goal of the summer was to be the swim leg in the long course relay of the Santa Barbara Triathlon . I was able to get in about 7 Nite Move swims throughout the season with the best move being buying swim wetsuit. I went with the Xterra Vortex after getting a nice 50% off Nite moves discount it was a good purchase. It made a HUGE difference in performance for both bouancy and flexibility.

After all the waiting it was time for the Big weekend of the SB Triathlon and the 1 Mile swim. We had a last minute injury with Tom as our runner, but were able to recruit Mark Luthman as the substitute.

The 1 Mile swim
The 1 Mile swim

I was nervous, but ready to get the action going for the swim. As the relay team we were the final wave (wave 9) of the day, so as we were entering the Elite teams were coming out of the water.

It was a great family weekend and our 3rd Team MiraMar summer.

Pepperdine PKE MBA Program

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I am nearing the one year mark since embarking on my journey for an MBA from Pepperine. The experience has been very rewarding so far. I enjoy all my professors Wayne Strom (Organizational Behavior), Terry Young (Economics), John Scully (Finance), and now William Smith (Marketing) each semester I have completed a chapter on my thesis and its coming along good. My life has changed in this past year significantly.

I am looking forward to our international session in September where we plan to embark to Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, Bangkok Thailand, and Phuket Thailand. I am really excited for this learning experience.

Brennen, Jack, and Lauren

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Brennen, Lauren, and Jack

The gang hanging out under a tree

Wildwood canyon

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Wildwood canyon

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