December 21, 2014

One busy weekend. Linker started off the weekend with a nice 13.5 mile run in the morning in 27 degree weather. Archery was over for the year, so everyone went down to Washington D.C. to see the trees in front of the Capitol and at the White House. There was also a quick trip to the National Gallery of Art that Seth had never been to do see some of the paintings and the Christmas decorations around the main fountain. Of course an afternoon snack was had at Tortilla Coast.

Today was rather busy also with a lot going on after church. Seth had his last puppet show of the season today, after another one Friday night. Linker gave him a quick drive over to his friend JJ's birthday party that Ian was already at from an earlier trip by Linker.


December 14, 2014

Seemed like a short weekend even though the boys got off of school three hours early on Friday. Temperatures are floating around the high 30s and 40s now.

Linker went down to Druid Hill Park yesterday morning for the 15th running of the Celtic Solstice 5-miler. He had a good time of 44:15 and enjoyed the Christmas cookies and soup after the run. He then caught up to Deb and the boys at archery practice for the final time this year. Ian got a new 20# bow earlier in the week that he has been enjoying. In the afternoon, Deb and the boys went to a senior center to put on the puppet show that Seth has been practicing for on Sunday afternoons.

Linker and Seth went to church in the morning. After church, they both went to get haircuts. Later in the day, Ian went to his Christmas party at church. Seth had his second puppet show performance of the weekend at the Milligan's church.


December 7, 2014

Had a fun weekend despite Saturday being very rainy. Linker got in his normal Saturday morning run and then everybody went to archery practice. After lunch, Seth and Linker went to Falls Road Running Store where Linker picked his jacket and race bib for next Saturday's Celtic Solstice.

In the later afternoon, Deb went with Seth to get some new shoes. Linker and Ian went to pick up Lesley and Laura Milligan and they went to see Mockingjay at the Senator. Of course the boys had seen it, but enjoyed seeing it again and seeing the new Star Wars trailer on the big screen. Then everyone met up at Italian Sensation for dinner.

Today after church, Seth's friend JJ came over to play for awhile. Ian is scheduled to go to his youth group this afternoon.


November 30, 2014

Had a nice four day weekend. We had our first snow of the year around here, which didn't amount to much on Wednesday. The kids enjoyed getting out three hours early from work though.

After a seven mile run to start the day, Linker and the rest of the gang watched the parade on TV and then headed over to Silver Spring Mining Company for Thanksgiving dinner. Linker had traditional turkey while Deb had some steak and the boys had some things off the kids' menu. Linker and Deb stayed up to watch the Texas A&M / LSU game where the Aggies lost a close one 23-17.

Friday was spent mostly around the house, but Linker and the boys did go to the Senator to see Penguins of Madagascar, which they all enjoyed.

Yesterday there was no archery, so everyone went down to Arundel Mills Mall to shop and look around. Had a good lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings and then went to Dave and Busters for games. More good football on TV as well as Deb and Linker stayed up to watch the Iron Bowl which was a tight game until the fourth quarter when Alabama pulled away.

Today after church, the whole gang went over to Home Depot to get the Christmas tree. The afternoon was then spent decorating the tree and watching the Ravens play the San Diego Chargers.


November 23, 2014

Some unnaturally cold weather this week. We broke several long standing record lows this week, with temperatures dipping down to 19 on Wednesday morning.

Linker went out for his run yesterday morning in full Winter gear, as it was 18 at Seth's school in the morning. He had a good 12 miler before archery practice. In the afternoon, Linker and Ian went to go see Mockingjay at the Senator. They both enjoyed it, although it was a bit more of a drama leading to the final movie.

Linker dropped Ian off at his friend Chad's house after the movie so he could spend the night. Then he and Seth went over to Italian Sensation for a late dinner for Linker and a snack of french fries for Seth.

Today after church, Seth played some with his friend JJ. Seth was scheduled to have his puppet practice later in the afternoon. Linker was looking forward to a short work week coming up for the Thanksgiving holiday.