2011 Spring Break Part 3a: Niagara Falls (People Free)

Date March 30, 2011

Depending on your interest, this is either a bonus post or a throwaway post. It’s a handful of additional pictures I took at Niagara Falls that didn’t feature any Wilsons in them. Upstream of the falls. The big mass at the top right of the photo is a barge that has been there since 1918 [...]

2011 Spring Break Part 3: Niagara Falls

Date March 29, 2011

The last leg of our trip was to Niagara Falls — the Canada side. Julie, who manages to plan these sorts of things perfectly, landed us a room at the Embassy Suites with quite a view: I couldn’t resist seeing if I could get decent pictures at night… …and as the sun came up: Not [...]

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 [...]

When Idle Thought Meets Minor OCD –> BJ=AJ Date and a He Said/She Said Exercise

Date January 10, 2009

Intrigued by the title? Prepare to possibly be alarmed by a brief glimpse inside my brain. Julie is providing some of the writing in this post, but, to be fair to her, she doesn’t know the full context, and she’s a little leery about the exercise. We’ll see how it goes. I suspect it will [...]

Alana in Her Mom’s Clothes (But Not What You’re Imagining)

Date April 25, 2008

Julie’s mom hangs on to…well…everything that has at least one quarter of a smidgen of sentimental value. This as been the source of countless Julie-Marilyn discussions (although Marilyn would probably say they feel more like lectures than true dialogue). As I was going through Julie’s pictures from spring break, I came across these pictures of [...]

Carson and The Presidents

Date April 24, 2008

I’ve written before about Carson’s on-again / off-again fascination with U.S. Presidents. He can now make it farther than I can when it comes to naming them in order. The last time I asked, he responded with: “George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams (SON of John Adams), Andrew [...]

Five Generations

Date April 23, 2008

Julie and the kids stopped off at Marilyn’s in Virginia on their way back from New York over spring break for a few days. They spent a day in and around D.C., including stopping by Arlington National Cemetery. They visited the graves of Gommie and Dee — my maternal grandparents — as well as the [...]