We had fun last weekend jumping in leaf piles and climbing trees. Fall is definitely in full swing and tomorrow is Halloween. We are very excited! John will be furiously carving pumpkins tonight while the boys head out to a party at Orion's dojang. Yes, we are...Read more
Oliver's first swimming lesson
We found out recently, through trips to Great Wolf Lodge and other public pools, that Oliver loves the water. LOVES IT! He can't wait to dive down into it with his face. He now does the same thing in the bathtub. The boy...Read more
Benson Lake 4th of July 2012
As usual, we spent the 4th of July enjoying the wonderful sunshine at Benson Lake. Our friends, Carol and Dustin, came up for the day to eat, swim, and hang out. We ate LOTS of good food. This year we finally decided (spontaneously) to...Read more
Mini-Blizzard of 2012!
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Well, the snow sure did arrive in these parts. Our first dusting happened on Sunday night/Monday morning. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
A dusting of morning snow
[caption id="attachment_2729" align="alignleft" width="590" caption=""Hey Ollie, Betcha can't cram that whole, huge snowball in your mouth!""][/caption] The boys woke up (early, I might add) to a dusting of morning snow. This is the first snow we've seen this season so we had to dig throughout...Read more
Ah Halloween...our biggest event in this neighborhood. This year did not disappoint. We had about 400 trick-or-treaters, but if you counted all the adults that tagged along the number would be in the thousands. It was wild. This year there was even a...Read more
Last day of 1st grade and Rotary Auction confusion
Orion finally made it to the very last day of 1st grade. Phew...what a wild ride it was! One of Orion's 1st grade teachers had prepared a slideshow of pictures set to music and invited parents, so I came to share snacks and...Read more
Father's Day 2011
Father's Day was a semi-unplanned, adventurous day. John only knew that he wanted to go on a family hike somewhere. We started out the morning loading up on a ton of food at the Black Bear Diner. Mmmm...mmmm good. The portions were out-of-control huge so after that we felt like we needed a major hike just...Read more
Spring break trip to the South 2011
This spring break we headed to Tennessee and Alabama for a long overdue trip to visit the extended Williams' family. It seems like it had been forever since we had all taken the trip. Our trip started out a bit rough after we chose...Read more
Snow, glorious snow!
For a while there it seemed like the entire country had snow except us. Well, okay, I guess technically it was except us, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona and a few other places. But when Texans were frolicking in the snow and flaunting it on Facebook, we had snow envy! Yes, we, the Williams family, admit that...Read more