Carson + 2 Grandparents + Maine = Heaven

Date August 24, 2009

Carson headed up to Maine with my parents for a week-and-a-half. I got the photos off their camera, but can only provide the sparsest of descriptions. I think the evidence indicates he had a great time! Hiking Kayaking Kayaking with Boppa Swimming/Snorkeling with Boppa Fishing “Birdwatching” Sculpture Climbing

My Parents’ Retirement: 44% Ain’t Bad for Five Weeks

Date July 1, 2009

My parents just returned from their 5-week Alaskan odyssey. They reported that, between the two of them, they saw 199 species of birds (they each saw 198, and each saw one that the other did not see). Apparently, there are “as many as 450 species of birds” in Alaska, which means they saw 44% of […]

Early Birthday, Early Christmas…Bikes All Around

Date September 20, 2008

My parents came into town last weekend for a quick visit, and one of the key tasks for the trip was taking Carson down to get a new bike — an early birthday present…but one that he desperately needed: He is thrilled with it. Well, somehow, that evolved into Alana needing a bike, which became […]

Family Vacation Part 9: Cute Kids in Rangeley

Date August 29, 2008

These are various kid pics from the Rangeley leg of our vacation that just didn’t seem to fit into any of the posts up to this point. This first picture is not just of Alana and Carson doing the dishes one evening. It is also the last recorded picture of that glass in Alana’s hand […]

Closing in on 40 Years…

Date August 3, 2008

Next year will mark my parents 40th year of marriage, unless I’ve butchered the math and my facts, which is entirely possible. If so, I’ll get a correction posted when they return from their Arctic trip and read this. For as long as I can remember, and becoming a more openly discussed topic after Kim […]

A Glimpse into the Elder Wilsons’ Global Birding

Date June 1, 2008

If you’ve talked to my parents about birding at any length, you’ve probably heard them refer to “Jack-and-Ed” — Jack Cole and Ed Frost, who are California-based fellow birders with whom they frequently meet up for various birding trips (Ed Frost is the son of the late “Mrs. Frost,” who lived in Sour Lake and […]

“J” Update No. 2

Date May 15, 2008

I talked to my mother this evening around 8:00 Central, and she was getting ready to head home from the hospital. It sounded like she was going to have another hour or two to wait, and she was clearly exhausted — both from being hopped up on prednisone, while also being in the hospital and […]

“J” (Tim’s Mom) Update

Date May 14, 2008

It’s been a rough past 7-10 days for my mom, but I figured I’d use a quick blog post to update those friends and family who may not be in the loop. I may update this entry a couple of times, as I’m sure I’m going to get some facts mixed up, as I’m compiling […]


Date January 31, 2008

At 2-1/2, Alana is a girl’s girl, with an extreme fondness for: anything pink, princesses, did I say anything pink?, and, of course, princess underpants. The rule has been that she gets to wear princess underpants whenever she is successful at using the toilet. Until this week, this was intermittent, but the underpants look like […]

A Long and Rambling Update

Date September 30, 2007

While I was fiddling around with putting together documentation for Julie as to how to post updates to this blog, I re-realized that there is a feature in the tool I use that allows blog posts fairly simply (apparently — we’ll see) through e-mail. Not only will this sort of feature seem old hat to […]