Carson, Lately

Just a quick note that as soon as you take Carson’s shirt off, he loves running all over the house! Very cute, but have to plan a few extra minutes to laugh and smile.

Harvey Skiing

Harvey tried on ski boots and skis for the first time ever today. Within an hour, he was skiing down the small hill in the front yard and loving it – total smiles – couldn’t get enough. The only reason we stopped was because I got tired of pulling him back up the hill! He went out again in the evening and was coasting down even longer hills. We’re excited to head out to a bunny hill at a local ski area this weekend.

Our Year in Cities 2016

During 2016, Lindsey and/or I spent at least one night in each of the cities listed below. The boys were with us for all but the Grand Canyon.

  • Traverse City, MI (Hometown)
  • Grand Canyon, AZ (Phoenix, then Lee’s Ferry, then camped while rafting, then South Rim)
  • Lansing, MI (Boys first MSU Game)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (John Ball Zoo)

Our Year in Cities 2015

During 2015, Lindsey and/or I spent at least one night in each of the cities listed below.

  • Traverse City, MI (Hometown)
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD! (Harvey’s 2nd Birthday)
  • Ishpeming, MI (G’ma Rogers’ Funeral)

The Great Storm to End 2015

9:00am Tuesday: Wow! Six inches to one foot of snow all over. Got a solid snow blow in, although it only took 12 minutes to do the main part of the driveway. Here’s a few shots from this morning.

11:30pm Monday: Lots of wind; some drifting and some snow. But thus far, the Great Storm is a disappointment. Here’s our driveway a few minutes ago.

 

4:15pm Monday: I will update this post with additional pictures, video, and comments as the storm moves across Traverse City, Michigan. Here is a screen-snip of the radar at 4:10pm and a picture of South Union Street outside my office at 4:20pm.

Winter Storm 2015_12_28

Snow 420pm

Visiting Santa

We had a fun family day beginning with brunch at the Gingerbread House at the Great Wolf Lodge and then visiting Santa. Harvey surprised us by asking Santa for a firetruck and a goldfish!

Children’s Books Quotes

At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.

~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express

There are things about you quite unlike any other.
Things always known by your father or mother.
So if you decide to be different one day,
no worries . . . I’d know you anyway.

~ Nancy Tillman, I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love