April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Finally had some nice Spring weather this week, although we had to inches of rain on Tuesday. Deb and the boys went up to Michigan on Monday for their Spring break and are expected back tomorrow.

Linker did take off Friday and had a nice 10 mile run around Druid Hill Park in the morning, albeit a bit chilly one with temps in the high 30s. After that, he helped clean up the archery range from the winter and from the logging.

Saturday found Linker down in Merrifield, VA putting flowers on his grandparents' grave. After checking on their old house, he took the subway into DC. He took in the Nationals game that afternoon. The Nationals put up a good fight, losing 4-3 to the Cardinals after stranding the tying run on third in the bottom of the ninth.

After dinner at Tortilla Coast, Linker took a long walk around some of the monuments, seeing the Dr. Martin Luther King memorial for the first time.

Today Linker just hung around the house and took it easy and enjoyed the nice weather the weekend had brought. There was a nice walk around the archery range in the morning as a substitute church service.

April 13, 2014

Finally a really nice weekend here. We had highs both days in the 70s, with a lot of sunshine.

Ian was sick on Saturday morning, so we kept pretty much to home for most of the day. Linker and Seth went to the archery range to help clean up the range for Spring. Seth had fun helping run the leaf blower. In the afternoon, Seth enjoyed riding his bike and Linker got some things done around the house.

Today started out with some baseball practice up at the boys's school. Then Linker took Ian up to the barber for a hair cut. This afternoon was spent getting ready for Deb and the boys'trip to Michigan for Spring break. The boys also have a puppet show planed for tonight at the Milligan's church.

April 6, 2014

Somewhat better weather this week, but still quite rainy some days. The fields were so wet from last weekend's rains that Ian's Tuesday night practice was moved indoors to a gym. Seth got about 15 minutes into his first practice of the season Thursday night and it started to pour. But he was happy to meet some of his teammates and his new coach.

This weekend was at least sunny, although yesterday was a bit windy and cool. Ian had baseball practice in the morning. After that, he and Linker got the winter shovels put up in in the shed and turned on the water outside. In the afternoon, we all went to church, still up at Fork Christian Church.

Today was fairly laid back. Morning temperatures dipped down to freezing. Linker and the boys went to go see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the Senator theater. After that, Deb took the boys to their puppet show practice for next weekend's shows.

March 30, 2014

The first full week of Spring had its ups and downs. There were still some cold mornings with some snow during one of the weekdays that luckily did not stick to the roads.

This weekend was a washout. Linker got in a 13.5 mile run Saturday morning, but it was raining the last half of his run. The rain never really stopped all weekend, so it really limited the options. JJ came over for a bit on Saturday afternoon to play with Seth. In the afternoon, we all went to church, still up at Fork Christian Church.

Today was more of the same. Linker and Seth played some older games on the XBOX in the morning. Then the first Indy Car race and the NHRA races at Las Vegas are on later this afternoon, which Linker is planning to watch.

March 23, 2014

Had a snowy St. Patrick's Day this last Monday with several inches of snow coming down. The boys once again had a long weekend and a two-hour delay on Tuesday. Spring cane on Thursday and everyone was very happy to see it come.

We had a fun Thursday and Friday night. Thursday night we went to the Science Fair to see Ian's project. A nice surprise happened as Katie Milligan and her team won first place. Friday saw us go to Laura Milligan's play at the middle school.

Yesterday was Ian's first baseball practice with his team this year, the Cardinals. All the boys did well, and at least one team member from last year is on his team this year. Seth and Linker practice grounders while Ian and his team worked out. The best part was that temperatures were in the mid-60s in the afternoon. After that, Linker and the boys went to church, still up at Fork Christian Church. Then he and the boys went out to Italian Sensation for dinner. Deb, along with Lesley and Sue Milligan, went to the Casting Crowns concert downtown that night.

Today was rather laid back. Linker changed the oil in his jeep in the morning. He and the boys then went and bought a few baseball cards. Then Deb and the boys went to practice for their puppet show at the Milligan's church.