Archive | November, 2011
Julian checking us in to a control with our finger stick.

Orienteering! You know… using a map and compass in the woods.

Jenn and I took the Outdoor Adventure Club orienteering today. And by the club, I mean Julian, the one lone member who braved the misty fog to compete in a meet run by The New England Orienteering Club. Because it was just the three of us, and everyone’s first time, we decided to compete as […]

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Christmas Parade 2011

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

Last night, Kendra arrived home at almost 11pm after her second wave of Black Friday shopping. Though I was once convinced to go with her on her crazy post-Thanksgiving jaunts, Addie provides me the perfect excuse to skip out on the craziness. Unfortunately, this pass does not include wrapping gifts, which is what Kendra had […]

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Eoin pointing our position on the Weir Hill Trail Map

We conquered Weir Hill! (again)

Today was unseasonably beautiful in Massachusetts. The temperature was in the high 50’s, and while many people were doing Black Friday shopping (my wife and sister included), my brother and I took Addie and our niece Bria and nephew Eoin on a hike up Weir Hill. This was Eoin and Bria’s first hike, so I […]

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Addie wearing her turkey hat

A Day of Thanks…

Two years ago, I was giving thanks for the little baby growing inside of Kendra. Today, we celebrated our second Thanksgiving with Addie, though this year she was a much more active participant! She got the chance to try her first Thanksgiving meal, and loved every bite of turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. […]

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Addie riding in her Deuter Kid Comfort III

Morning Hike at Harold Parker State Forest

Kendra and I took Addison on a short hike in Harold Parker State Forest this morning. We drive by it everyday, yet we’ve never been. I can’t believe it took us this long to explore the forest! Unlike Weir Hill, there were very few people walking the trails. It’s also much bigger (over 3000 acres […]

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Celebrating with the judge after the adoption was official!

Adopting My Own Daughter – GLBT Adoption

Today was a special day for us – my adoption of Addison became official! It seems a bit ludicrous that I had to adopt my own child, but it was a necessary and important legal act to protect all of us. Why? Because even though my marriage to Kendra is legal in Massachusetts, and my […]

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