Entries from March 2008

Diving Deeper on Benton’s Namesake

Date March 30, 2008

1993 was a big year for Julie and me: We graduated from college (it looks like we may actually attend the reunion this year) I hiked (with Julie in parts) the Appalachian Trail We got engaged And, now, we’re 15 years removed, approaching our 14th wedding anniversary, and enjoying our 3-kid/2-dog life in Ohio. Benton, [...]

Julie and Carson — Visiting the Hallacs Part 3 of 3

Date March 27, 2008

Yep, Benton and I are pretty much shut out here, but that’s the way things shook out. Carson was quite taken with the twins. He was happy to let them pull his hair, wanted to play with them at every opportunity, and refused to leave until they had woken up from their morning nap. And [...]

Alana at the Hallacs — Visiting the Hallacs Part 2 of 3

Date March 27, 2008

As is the norm with this blog, Alana garners her own entry. Anna Hallac has quite a wardrobe of dress-up clothes, which Alana was happy to make her way through. She tried on a dress…and then got to feed Maya: She got to be Supergirl…but very much did not want that documented. Go ahead, call [...]

Visiting the Hallacs — Part 1 of 3

Date March 27, 2008

So, what happens when you have kids? The adults start disappearing from the pictures. We had a great visit with the Hallacs at their home in Armonk, NY, earlier this week. Unfortunately, we didn’t walk away with much in the way of pictures of Trice and Jimmy. Thanks to Picasa, though, I was able to [...]

Easter in Brooklyn

Date March 25, 2008

We spent Easter weekend in Brooklyn at Paul and Patty Lyren’s place. On Saturday morning, the kids (including Paul) dyed Easter eggs:   In the afternoon, we headed to the Polish part of town to get the Easter basket that Patty had made up blessed in a Catholic church. They do these blessings every half [...]

Within Eyeshot of the Statue of Liberty

Date March 23, 2008

We’re wrapping up the first major stop of this trip — staying in Brooklyn for the weekend. I had an impromptu “tweet-up” with Marshall Sponder on Saturday thanks to a quick post on Twitter. Marshall chairs a Web Analytics Association committee that I sit on, so it was great to actually meet him in person [...]

An Eventful Weekend

Date March 17, 2008

Saturday: Start with the Glacier Ridge Elementary Spring Meltdown (read: many kids, running wild, throughout the school). Carson was pretty hooked on the inflatable bouncer/slide/caterpillar/Velcro wall set up in the gym:  And there was face painting. Shocker: Carson went for the camouflage and Alana went for the butterfly. That was followed up by a birthday party…at Pump [...]

Yep. The Tetherball Saga Continues

Date March 15, 2008

One of the nice features of the blogging platform I’ve just switched to is that I can somewhat dynamically point you to all of the past posts related to my tetherball woes. When last we checked in on this tale, we had just received a notification from our homeowners association that said something to the [...]

Welcome to the New Second Tree Blog

Date March 15, 2008

For a variety of reasons, I’m in the process of moving us from a Blogger-driven blog to a WordPress-driven blog. No updates or comments will be lost in this process. I hope. But, things may be a little interesting for a few days as I work to tweak and tune things. If you do notice [...]

Bunny Cake — Julie’s Still Got It

Date March 14, 2008

My talented wife! She whipped up this bunny cake today while watching Carson, his friend, and Alana. It’s for a bake sale that is part of the rescheduled Glacier Ridge Elementary Meltdown festival this weekend (rescheduled from last weekend’s blizzard).