Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Patch

Grabbing some pumpkins after a hard day of home schooling.

Monday, October 26, 2020


Wet and cold but he had a great first practice.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Marine Corp Marathon

Nicole ran a virtual MCM today with a small group of friends. Virtual in the sense that it was not run with thousands of others with a common route. It was 26.2 miles around the streets of northern Virginia. They decide to meet up at the traditional ending point and celebrate.


Our friend Carrie got a few pictures of the last flag game in probably forever. Here's Sam intercepting a ball intended for the guy it was intended for with his mouth wide open in dis-belief. We lost this game but the boys had fun with each other and the other team. Sam knew a few of the Panthers from football and basketball and the smack talking was thick but well meaning. The Panthers are by far the best team in this little flag league but it was a fun thing to do on Saturday mornings in the time of COVID.

Flag Fellas

They didn't win a lot of games but they finally had the whole crew together for one last go. Time to burn those Packers jerseys.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Mary Washington

Dylan and Nicole went down to Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg yesterday to tour campus and meet the rugby team. Dylan ended up practicing a bit with the boys and spent time afterwards learning more about the team and University. One of his old team mates from Fort Hunt is on the team and he really likes the whole scene down there. It is definitely on the list of schools right now and the benefit to Nicole and I is it's only an hour drive south.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

One of Twenty Five

Dylan tried out for the Old Glory Academy with a 120 kids on Sunday and ended up being one of the 25 they invited to be part of the team. In case you aren't up on how professional sports academy's work, I added some language from their website.  

"As Old Glory becomes established as a professional organization in USA Rugby and the MLR, it is important we start growing the franchise's high-performance pathway," said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. "The Old Glory Academy is an essential step in that pathway. It gives high school players a genuine avenue to professional rugby. It exposes them to professional coaching and practices that will not only make them successful rugby players but, more importantly, better people."

It will be a lot of practices for now but they plan to play the other professional clubs academy teams up and down the east coast this summer. Dylan is pretty excited to be chosen and can't wait to get started, which would be this coming Sunday. 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Study Pals

A group shot of the remote study group in North Carolina. I think they had a good time and hopefully kept their grades up.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Old Glory

Dylan participated in the DC Rugby clubs Academy try outs today. This would be a junior team for the professional rugby club Old Glory which started a couple years ago. He looked good in all the drills.

Thursday, October 15, 2020


Oldtowne haunts.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Remote Study

Sam is doing school remotely with friends and parents of friends in Duck , North Carolina this week. This activity may be associated with gym class, not sure.

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Forrest Bathing

I took advantage of a cool fall day to get a 5 mile hike in the woods. Not a lot of color yet but plenty of signs of color to come.

Saturday, October 03, 2020

First Fire

It's only 55 degrees but I got a whiff of someone else's fire in the general vicinity and decided to build my own. Had the chimney sweep here on Tuesday so the flue is nice and clean.

Coach Cory

Cory has coached the boys in flag football since they were 4 feet tall. Now Cory is the ankle biter. He has agreed to coach the Edison 7's football team in a league at the indoor St. James facility. Its nice to have some sort of Friday football back and the boys won both games. Sam is still nursing a hamstring and played assistant coach but Dylan is back at it after his own hamstring issues. Go Eagles.