Monday, December 31, 2018


Someone got up early and wrote down some resolutions with her running gang.

Friday, December 28, 2018


We got to the airport on Wednesday night about 10 minutes before this mess showed up. Spent some time on the runway being de-iced but only ended up being about 45 minutes late getting home. Still, we didn't get to our beds until 1:30 am so we were all pretty tired yesterday.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Winter Walk

We ended up running around on a small lake near by during a walk on Christmas Day. The boys left Kevin because they don't not get to walk on frozen lakes much. I grew up on them.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Badger Christmas

Jeff and Karen went full Wisconsin on the kids this year. It offered a theme for this years fireplace shot.

Monday, December 24, 2018

White Christmas

Maybe an inch on the ground but it counts as a white Christmas. Big storm heading here the day we leave.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

My Buddies

Got called up for some audience participation tonight at Triple Expresso in St. Paul. I did my duty and played along. It was a fun show and I got a nice picture with my co-stars.


A festive house in hopkins with a little snow on the ground. This display must take a lot of work.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Tale of Two Quarters

The boys played well in the 2nd and 4th quarters tonight. It was enough to win. Sam had a half dozen rebounds and 2 points. He was disappointed in the scoring column.

Saturday, December 15, 2018


Patrick has been cutting my and Nicole's hair for 20 years and probably gave the boys their first real haircut as toddlers. It had been a while since he's worked on them because his salon is in DC and it's easier to go down the street to the barbers shop than into the city. Patrick looks so little now.

Sunday, December 09, 2018


Lots of fire with three menorahs.

I don’t know

Found this on our shared photo stream. Nicole ran a 15k this morning and wore this. I was asleep when she left and gone when she returned. I didn't see the outfit in person.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Early Track

Nicole dropped Sam at basketball practice and ran around a frosty field this morning. It's turning cold around here but we are missing a big snow storm by a hundred miles tomorrow. Parts of Virginia and North Carolina are getting 20 inches. We are getting nothing.

Friday, December 07, 2018

In the Groove

Sam had a rough game on Tuesday against Yorktown, as did all the Eagles. He and they rebounded tonight, and beat North Stafford by 20. Sam had a season high 6 points with 10 rebounds and a beautiful block for a charge. The boys were running on all cylinders tonight and are 3-1 for the season.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

‘‘Tis the season

We are slowly, day by day adding ornaments. Too much kid activity to get it all done in one sitting.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Tree Time

First night of Hanukkah and time for a tree.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Having Fun

Sent from my iPhoneThe eagles went 2-0 for the season with a convincing win against the Mt. Vernon Majors. Sam played well, collecting 10 rebounds and scoring 3. He's still trying to find his rhythm on offense but he's getting there. This eagle team can show a lot of different looks and has a number of deep threats to manage. That should open up the middle a bit and give Sam many opportunities to score this season.