Entries Categorized as 'Alana'

Alana Played Football this Fall

Date October 19, 2012

Well, she played a little American football: Mostly, she played what the rest of the world calls football (and this IS a tiny fraction of the pictures I actually took)!

At the Beach

Date October 18, 2012

More pictures from our four-day camping trip to the shores of Lake Erie. We camped a half-mile from the beach, which made for an easy bike ride there and back (all told, between rides to the beach, rides into town, and rides to the marina, we logged ~24 miles each — including Alana!). Onto the [...]

More Family Fun with Games at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Date October 17, 2012

A few pictures of the various amusements at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Alana putts at the (allegedly) oldest putt-putt course in the country: Not far from the (allegedly) oldest putt-putt course was a nice putt-putt course, which Benton and Tim played (Benton won by 2 strokes): Nothing brings out Julie’s determination than returning her to her childhood [...]

Bungee Bouncing

Date October 15, 2012

It’s been a busy year, and this blog has definitely take a hit for it. And, while we’ve been busy, we somehow haven’t been as busy with Wilson Family Excursions as we have in the past (Julie’s return to the income-generating workforce has something to do with that, but there are other factors as well… [...]

Spring = Soccer

Date April 18, 2012

It’s spring, so spring sports are in full swing. For Benton, that means track (through school), soccer, and baseball (practice…the season doesn’t start for a while). For the next few months, our Saturdays will have a lot of this: And this:

When the Wives Are Away, the Husbands Plant Trees

Date April 17, 2012

Catching up, as this was several weeks ago, but better late than never! The week after Julie and the kids returned from spring break, and thinking it was Julie’s last weekend before heading back to work, a hastily-planned “girls’ weekend” up at Lake Erie was planned. That left a neighborhood full of fathers with their [...]

Spring Break 2012: Night No. 1 — Hangin’ w/ the Second Cousins

Date March 18, 2012

Spring break this year is taking Julie and the kids to Florida by way of Charlotte, NC, (with me). We arrived at my aunt and uncle’s house in Charlotte late afternoon on Friday and then headed over to my cousin’s house for dinner. The gaggle of sibling/cousins/second-cousins held council (short two: one was still at [...]

A Spontaneous Spa Day

Date January 18, 2012

I went back to work after the holidays and spent the first week working crazy hours, which then evolved into an upper respiratory infection by the end of the week. By the following Tuesday, I was working from home rather than annoying my co-workers with a persistent cough and, worse, the risk of infection. At [...]

Fun with Chinese Cardboard

Date January 17, 2012

I’ve got a co-worker who took an extended trip to Japan and Taiwan during the latter half of December. It was a mix of business and pleasure, and he came back with a bagful of small gifts from his travels. Carson and Alana scored, in that he gave me (for them) a small stack of [...]

New Year’s Eve in the ‘Hood

Date January 16, 2012

As is now officially a tradition (ugh!), we spent New Year’s Eve bouncing around a couple of houses on our street — the party started next door and then moved a few houses down for the latter half of the evening and to ring in the new year (neither Carson nor I lasted that long). [...]