Entries Categorized as 'Benton'

Benton’s Fall Sports

Date October 20, 2012

Benton bounced between soccer and cross country through the fall (apparently, he’s been too busy to get a decent haircut!):

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 [...]

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: Day No. 2 — Adventure Courses

Date March 21, 2012

The final activity at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on St. Patrick’s Day were a couple of adventure/ropes courses. All geared up: Up the ropes to the zip line: And zipping down: Then, onto the ropes course:

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rafting

Date March 20, 2012

After the rock climbing at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Julie and the boys (the blue helmets) moved on to whitewater rafting: Pre-trip safety instruction with a deep southern hipster: Loading up (did I mention that they’d dyed the water green for St. Patrick’s Day?): Heading into the rapids: And…the action shots: So, if you [...]

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rock Climbing

Date March 19, 2012

On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, we (Benton, Carson, my Uncle John, and I) headed to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the outskirts of Charlotte. It’s an impressive complex, made a bit surreal by the dying of the water green in honor of St. Paddy (and more surreal by the fact that I combined three [...]

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). [...]

Exploring Downtown Columbus

Date January 2, 2012

With my folks in town for a few days between Christmas and New Year’s, and with the weather being chilly and soggy, we decided to spend a few hours of Forced Family Fun poking around some of the outdoor areas of downtown Columbus that were completed during 2011. We started out at The Columbus Commons, [...]