Mar 21 2008

Kathy’s Birthday Party

Terry, Jude, and Noah sing happy birthday to Kathy

Jude, Noah, and I spent some time over at the Hanlon’s last night, as it was Kathy’s birthday. After eating dinner at our place, then visiting a little bit with Grandpa, Uncle Ray and Aunt Linda, we followed Mom and Dad over at around 7:30 in the evening. The Jaeb’s come over as well, and it was great fun. Terry made a wonderfully rich chocolate cake. We spent much of the time talking about politics (of course). Terry presented Kathy a very cool drum. I took some pictures, and you can check them out here.


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Sep 4 2007

Labor Day at the Hanlons’

Andrew, Dylan, and T.J. pull a tree out of Terry's pond

We got a surprise call from Dylan Monday morning. He was on his way up to spend Labor Day with his parents and invited us over for the afternoon. Having no plans of our own, we headed over around noon. It’s always good to see Dylan and he brought along Luke, who we hadn’t seen since the winter months. T.J. was home too, as was Terry’s dad, his sister Kate and her husband Bob. We spen a lazy early afternoon watching the kids play, grilling, listening to the Tribe, and enjoying the weather.

After a while, Jude asked Dylan about the pond. As we walked down to the show Jude, Dylan mentioned that a tree had fallen during a storm and was currently half-way submerged. We then embarked on a mission to remove the tree from the depths. Luckily, Terry had a borrowed come-along which we were able to secure to a tree (actually, the base of the tree that had fallen) and slowly pull the limbs out of the water. The whole process of pulling the tree out and then cutting it up took well over an hour, but it was good fun. For a short while we were those two little boys again, on some exciting (though rather trivial) adventure.

Pictures can be found here.