Entries from December 2010

Living with a Character

Date December 31, 2010

Three shots of Carson over the past 2 weeks. No captions necessary.

The Whole Clan Hits the Slopes

Date December 30, 2010

One of the big Christmas gifts we got this year was “once a week” passes to the local ski slopes, as well as some lessons. Benton, Carson, and Julie skied once last year, but Alana had never skied, and I hadn’t skied since the early 1990s (and that was a one-week ski trip in Vermont — [...]

Checking Out the Bears

Date December 29, 2010

On Sunday, as part of the post-Christmas-Day, unplanned-kinda-weird-kinda-crashy-time-moves-a-little-odd passing of the time, I got the idea to head over to the zoo to check out the polar bears, as I had yet to have seen the exhibit since it opened earlier this year. One of the many perks of which we were totally unaware when [...]

Fun with HDR

Date December 28, 2010

HDR is “High Dynamic Range” photography. It actually traces its roots back to photographers trying to figure out how to capture the most useful photographs of nuclear blasts. Put simply, think about a photo of a person in dark clothing standing on a hill of snow. 99% of snapshots in this situation underexpose the person [...]

Christmas Wrap-Up

Date December 27, 2010

So, I started to post pictures using a new toy (software) that I got for Christmas, but I figured I should post the standard, hum-drum pictures first. Alana Tackling Presents from Santa Carson not Actually Sitting on a Pile of Presents (although it looks like he is) Benton Opening Presents (the Longhorn hat was in [...]

Cousins on the Farm

Date December 20, 2010

It’s not Christmas yet, so I’m not going to feel too bad about my delinquency on Thanksgiving posts. We went to Julie’s dad’s farm for Thanksgiving and both of her brothers and their families came out as well. For one evening, we had 14 humans and 4 dogs! Julie, Benton, Carson, and I slept up [...]

The Freedom of the Farm

Date December 19, 2010

I posted this on YouTube and on Facebook shortly after Thanksgiving, but I realize I never got around to dropping it in a blog post. We were at Julie’s dad’s farm, and a certain mother decided that it was a good time for her eldest son to get behind the wheel. Of her husband’s truck, [...]

‘Tis the Season…for Basketball

Date December 18, 2010

We’re (blissfully) in a period where only one child is actively playing a sport. Carson is playing basketball, which he seems to be enjoying. A Momentary Lapse on Defense In Position to Take a Pass Fighting for the Ball Movin’ Those Feet!

What a Difference Age Makes

Date December 1, 2010

We spent the long weekend in West Virginia, which was Fia’s first trip back to the farm since she mysteriously showed up there back in September. For a day-and-a-half, there were actually four dogs present. Fia was far and away the youngest and most active. She chased balls: She chased her boy (Benton): She goaded [...]