Category Family

Three Years — THREE. YEARS. MAN.

Three years ago, my wife and I welcomed young Master William into this world. In three short years, he’s gone from this: To this: Where has the time gone? My little baby is growing up. Happy birthday, son. I love…

Variations On A Theme

Along the lines of yesterday’s efforts, Merlin Mann linked to a new artistic trend: placing baby/toddler faces in old yearbooks to comedic/frightening effect. Here’s my quick attempt using my children as guinea pigs:

The Man From UNCLE

There she is, my little niece. My wife, kids and I climbed into the van yesterday evening and ran up to the Lehigh Valley to get our first look at our new niece/cousin. My brother and sister-in-law decided upon “Laney…

I R SERIOUS UNCLE. THIS R SERIOUS POST.

It’s official: my brother and sister-in-law gave birth to their first child, a daughter, this evening. She’s a little under two weeks early and weighed a reported 5 lbs. 1 oz. She was delivered by emergency C-section and they had…

Yo Vivo En “VAN” CERCA DE UN RIO!

Hola, ninos! Well, it’s official, there’s no more need for me to exploit y’alls collective knowledge. I scooted over to Scott Honda last night and found myself a 2005 Odyssey EX-L with leather, DVD system, power side doors, moon roof,…

Further Reader Minivan Bleg

You guys were great the last go-round, so I figured I’d solicit further advice. Here’s the situation: We’re looking at an ’06 Honda Odyssey. Y’all (and others) were convincing in your arguments and I’ve decided that loyalty to ancestors is…

Wii-less

Curse and blast! Above is the screen that I am now resigned to staring at each day until my Wii returns from the Nintendo service depot. It started exhibiting “visual tearing” (little black shimmery spots) artifacts a few months ago,…

Great Grandpa B.’s Kiwanis Club Chicken

Update Note: My grasp on family lore was apparently mistaken. Note the corrected portions. With Father’s Day behind us, we’re into the grilling season proper. My family rang in the summer last weekend with an old family standby: Great Grandpa…

Sites Of Reference For Your F.I.T. Needs

Many of my generation participate in F.I.T. (Family I.T.) activities on a regular basis, including, but not limited to, incidents wherein family members (and family members’ computers) must be rigorously brought to heel. Of particular use in these situations are…