Saturday, February 15, 2020


Sam's buddy Noer is playing at Shippensburg next year and signed his commitment letter this afternoon. The football bro's were all in with one of their own hitting the big time.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

First Try of 2020

Dylan looked strong in his first game back.

Regular Season

First real game of the season and Dylan's first since getting injured on March 22nd 2019. He had a try and kicked all three conversions for a total of 11 points. He's back baby.


A apartment building under construction about a mile from our house went up in flames this morning. It was quite a scene and smack dab between home and Dylan's rugby game at West Potomac high school. Major road closures made for a difficult trip to see the game. It was windy and the fire spread to some other stores in a strip mall and some occupied townhomes next door. No one was injured.

A new Aldi grocery store was going to open in the ground floor of that building, not anymore.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Rugby Boy Returns

Dylan played his first rugby match, post knee surgery on Saturday. It was a scrimmage but he could not wear the knee brace because it was full tackle. He played well with a try, a couple a tackles and he was tackled a few times. The knee was still in one piece for an Eagle Impact Rugby Clinic at Mount St. Mary's today. He's a trooper.


I dropped Dylan off at a Rugby clinic at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmittsville Maryland then drove up into the Catoctin mountains and hiked 6 miles. It was really nice to get outside for an extended period and bask in the silence of the woods. The weather was perfect at 45 degrees and sunny.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Canadian Embassy

Dylan had a chance to interview employees of the Canadian and Australian embassy's about their countries gun control laws. His rugby coach Scotty works there and set him up with the discussions. Dylan did a great job and got a ton of first hand information for a big school project.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Running and snow

Two of Nicole's favorite things. This is the second phunt in Elkton Maryland and I think snow beats mud any day.


A 25k trail race in the snow. Good use of a Saturday in January.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Beard

Movember continues in January for Sammy. We have four basketball games this week. We won the first two in an ugly fashion but the next two game are more difficult. They did get some new uniforms this week which are quite popular.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Summer Run

its 72 degrees around here. Easy running weather.

Before the hair harvest

Going short for a cause.

No Car

The boys both got their drivers license last week and have been slowly venturing out with our cars on their own. Nicole is downtown and Dylan drove my car to his rugby practice. I just went to the mailbox and was walking back up the driveway, with my head down looking at the the mail and thought, look up, don't run into a car. No cars in the driveway while I was home for the first time in the 18 years I lived here. Weird.

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Jared scored his 1000th point last week and the team celebrated it after last nights game. He has been a starter on varsity all four years at Edison and an all around great kid. The team didn't do so well against Wakefield. The boys didn't really show up and lost by 30. We will play them again this year and it won't be so lopsided next time. They are better than that.

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Another Day

A morning run for momma and a new day for the Vikings as they head to San Francisco after win over the saints.

Friday, January 03, 2020

Early Run

All this happens before I get up at 5:45am.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020