Entries Categorized as 'Julie'

2011 Spring Break Part 2: Skiing in Ellicottville, New York

Date March 28, 2011

Thanks to a Christmas gift of weekly skiing passes at a couple of mounds near to Columbus, all three of our kids have become pretty competent skiers. Benton quickly got hooked on snowboarding and hasn’t looked back. Carson bounces back and forth between skiing and snowboarding, but looks like he’s leaning towards the latter. We [...]

2011 Spring Break Part 1: San Francisco Sans Kids

Date March 27, 2011

Two weeks ago today, I got in my truck and drove to Cleveland to catch a flight to the west coast. 12 days and 6 beds later, I returned home this past Friday. The quick rundown looks more like one of my parents’ itineraries than one of mine, but it went like this: 3 nights [...]

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 [...]

Conversations with Mom

Date October 10, 2010

I jotted down a few reminders to myself regarding recent conversations that I have had with Benton, who is now 11 years old.  They went like this: One day about 2 weeks ago, after I had spent most of the day cleaning, Benton came home from school.  As soon as he walked in the door, [...]

Corrupting Julie for Half of Her Life

Date July 24, 2010

I suck at remembering birthdays. Hell, I barely know what day of the week it is sometimes. But, early last year, I had a long and rambling post whereby I tried to nail down the exact date that Julie and I met each other. That date, it turns out, was March 23, 1990. Given that, [...]

The Springburn Drive Social Circle Is Alive and Well

Date July 10, 2010

Due to early summer travel and vacations running rampant through the neighborhood, we hadn’t had a Friday evening cookout/hangout in our driveway for what seemed like ages. To make up for it, we took things up a notch last night by introducing homemade buffalo wings to the menu for the evening! We fired up a [...]

Wilson Family Theme Song June 2010: On the Road Again

Date July 6, 2010

For chuckles, I took a crack at mapping our travels between June 9th and July 4th of this year: Tallying that up: June 9-10: Julie, Tim, Benton, Carson, and Alana drive from Columbus to Dallas for the Love reunion (1,040 miles) June 13: Julie, Tim, Benton, Carson, and Alana drive from Dallas to Lake Whitney, TX (100 [...]

Texas Trip — the Final Stop: Lake Whitney

Date June 19, 2010

After the Love-Eades Family Reunion and swinging by the fountains in Richardson, we headed out of Dallas to visit with my dad’s side of the family at their place on Lake Whitney. My cousin came up as well, so we also got so see her and her oldest two kids. All of the kids clicked [...]

Spring Break 2010 in (near) the Great Smoky Mountains

Date April 6, 2010

It’s a crazy couple of weeks for me travel-wise, with part of that being due to a family trip down to North Carolina for the latter half of spring break. I’ve posted a handful of pictures (16) over on Flickr — it just doesn’t look like I’ll have time in the near term to get [...]

Alana’s Room (formerly known as Carson’s Room)

Date March 30, 2010

If you give a child an option to swap his bed with a bed from the basement, you’ll realize that it’s going to be a pain to dismantle the bed that was originally built for his older brother and was not built for portability. So… You’ll casually mention to his sister that his bed is [...]