Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas at the Clark's

Thanks Dan and Kelly for throwing a killer Christmas party. The sweaters were a delight. And thanks Mom for letting me borrow the Conard Hockey Mom sweatshirt cardigan.

Game night

Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas in Connecticut

Did you know that was a movie?
Okay, lots of photos. I think I drove about 160 miles between Rocky Hill and West Hartford in three days. Photos from Kelly and Dan's Party as soon as Marge is reunited with her camera cable.

Dinner at the Fredericks, Stella was hanging with us while the Roesch's are on vacation, presents, family photos, a Whalers Christmas, and John Siegrist's pellet stove.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

At last there is hope.

Christmas update coming soon.
In the mean time, there is hope, thanks to GM:
"It's all about being prepared"

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dreams can come true.

My company holiday party was at an old social club in town last night. It has it's own bowling lanes among other things. And I just learned how to play around with imovie.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Cheer

Maegen and I sent these out a few years ago, thought it might be fun to post here. Also, I wanted everyone at Kelly and Dan's party Saturday night to know we rocked the sweaters years ago.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

lucky number 50!!

After a long and stressful search, we finally found a house!! We are so excited. The offer was accepted last week...we signed some papers at the sellers dining room table. We signed some more papers with the mortgage guy yesterday. I've been told that we have even more papers to sign at the closing next month. So, it isn't officially ours yet, but as long as everything goes smoothly, it will be ours on Jan. 25th. Woo-Hoo!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Kim had a crafty, little tree decorating party last night. Feels like the holidays have arrived.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Stella, The Whale (part 2), Finals

Stella came over Saturday night to watch Ratatouille, what a great movie. Do yourself a favor... buy some red wine, good bread, and some great cheese and make a night of it.

(Left to Right): Ulf Samuelson, Jay, Kevin Dineen, Michael.
Thanks Paul for scanning this one in from the archives.

Maegen has been working on her final (as in last thing before her thesis) paper. She is not enjoying it at all.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

We miss you Shannon

The brick on Church St. in front of Three Tomatoes.

Some of Marin's Work and Art

The opening to Marin's first solo art exhibit was last night at Pursuit. He killed it. We bought the little bird on pink paper, a little Horikawa of our own.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

This is not me...

This is a picture of my father from the late '70's.

Monday, November 26, 2007

CT for five days

A lot to report from CT, but not a lot of pictures. It was great to see old friends and family, as always.

Turkey and all the fixin's was great at John and Ceil's. Lot's of little kids running around, potato stuffing, and Best Buy circulars. Thanks for the hospitality.

I took my Mom to experience sushi for the first time, California and eel rolls were a hit.

Maegen and I went to her 10 year high school reunion on Friday. To be honest, it was not fun. Here is a quick recap of 90% of the conversations.
"Yep I live in: (a) Boston, (b) New York City, (c) still in Madison
"Well I'm a: (a) teacher, (b) lawyer, (c) in insurance"
"Well nice to talk to you"
Check out the picture below, Maegen's name tag was her senior portrait. No, Jimmy was not at the '97 Hand HS reunion, we met him at plan b after.

The Whale - 11.24.07

Michael, Kelly and I went to a Wolf Pack game on Saturday night while I was in CT. Lot's of memories of the Whale in the old Civic Center. I can still remember my first game. It was probably 1986 and my dad took Dave Frederick and I to see the Whalers play the Canadians. The Canadians won 4-1, but when the Whale scored that one goal (in the third period) and the brass bonanza played, it was life changing. I think Dave covered his ears because it was so loud. Pics below from Mike's cell phone.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Opening weekend.

Great opening weekend. I went riding both mornings. Saturday was insane, 12" of fresh - I was actually getting a face shot in November. It would have been a great day in February, never mind the first day the mountain was open. Below are few pictures of the chair lift and the shed. Maegen, Ted, and I were the first ones in the Shed - those were some fresh tracks. The video is from over on Perry Merrill. The Gondi wasn't open, but we made our way over. Check out Jeff's slash at the end.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Stowe opens tomorrow. The automatic coffee maker is set for 6:25am. We had to chose from the quiver below. It's hard because you want to take your new board out, but it's too risky early season. Vin's not gonna be there, which is really weird. He almost came home early from vacation in St. Martin, almost.

Monday, November 12, 2007


On Saturday morning I was perusing the newspaper and came across some boxer puppies for sale that sparked my interest even though I have been telling Jay for a while now that I don't want to get a dog. A couple hours later, my friend Kate called to tell me that she was the foster mom for a boxer-lab puppy for the weekend and she was bringing him over to meet Jay and I. I thought it had to be some sort of sign. Anyway, Jay and I got more and more excited to meet the dog as the day went on. Finally, he arrived. Jay named him Eddie almost instantly and even quicker than that, we fell in love with him. Stella even came over to meet him to see if she approved of her potential new cousin. At the end of day, we decided that Eddie is not the dog for us. We are concerned that he might be part pit and that he may have been taken from his mom too early. We also decided that training a puppy in our little apartment would be quite the challenge. So, we need to get the house first and then the puppy. In the meantime, Jay is excited that I have somehow come around to the idea of getting a dog. I'm still not sure how that happened.