Entries Categorized as 'Carson'

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, [...]

Skiing: Carson’s Perspective

Date December 27, 2011

Using the same little camera that I used for the Christmas morning time lapse post, we now have a gadget that is good for helmet’s-eye view of all sorts of activities. Our first published attempt (video by Carson, video editing and music by me) is a tad long (5 minutes), but it gives a pretty [...]

A Time Lapse Christmas 2011

Date December 25, 2011

Santa brought a little camera that supports time-lapse photos in addition to helmet-mounted video. More on that as Carson gets rolling. But, for now, an unedited 2.5-hour gift-opening experience this morning compressed into under 2 minutes. If the video below doesn’t show up, you can view it on YouTube here. Merry Christmas!

“I don’t want my kids to do gymnastics,” his wife said…

Date October 27, 2011

Early in our marriage, we joked about adopting a Romanian so that Julie could have a kid who might have a genetic inclination towards gymnastics. Once that urge passed, Julie took up judging gymnastics for a few years. Then we had kids. And Julie swore that the last thing she would want (well…right behind football) was [...]

Hitting the (Grassy) Ski Slopes

Date October 26, 2011

Julie, Alana, Carson and I headed out to our local ski resort on Sunday to see if we could pick up some cheap gear for the coming season. While Julie rifled through the equipment, I took the kids up the slopes on the ski lift they had running (I was struck how much closer and [...]

Camping in Hocking Hills

Date October 18, 2011

Our camping frequency has dropped off dramatically since we’ve moved to Ohio, so we decided in the middle of the summer to simply pick a weekend and make it happen. The trip was in late September, and we opened up the activity to a range of friends. As it turned out, my sister flew up [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 3 of 2 (I know) — the Campground

Date August 21, 2011

It turns out, our long weekend in and around Cooperstown, New York appears to warrant three posts rather than the initially planned two. Rather than staying in a hotel, Julie found Shadow Brook Campground, which had a good-sized camper already on-site that we could rent, a small pond that allowed fishing (no license required), and paddle [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 2 of 2 — In and Around Town

Date August 20, 2011

Below are some other pictures from our long weekend in and around Cooperstown, New York. Alana Knows the Art of Baseball Spectating (My favorite picture from the weekend) Around Cooperstown Downtown Cooperstown is eminently walkable And…eminently stoppable (for ice cream): Since Benton doesn’t eat ice cream, he got a blue sorbet/gelato or somesuch: And…a gratuitous [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 1 of 2 — Dreams Park

Date August 18, 2011

Summer’s winding down, but we managed to squeeze in one more family trip before school starts. This one was a 9.5-hour drive (each way) to Cooperstown, New York, to see a friend play the first couple of games of a youth baseball tournament, to see the Baseball Hall of Fame, and to check out whatever [...]