Archive for June, 2005

Overdue

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Heather has this amazing history of being in car crashes. I don’t mean that she causes them – it’s like she’s some sort of magnet for crash-prone drivers. Just while we were dating she was in 2 accidents that totalled first her old Tempo then her Civic. For a while there it looked like she was on an every-2-year cycle of having her cars destroyed.

But the last few years have been lucky. She has had the CR-V since before we were married. Wait, I think I used the wrong verb tense there. She _had_ the CR-V that long. Past tense.

Coming home from work Tuesday she was sitting at a red light when some guy plowed into the back of her and shoved her into the car in front. Nobody was hurt badly, but Heather and I spent the evening at GW Hospital while they monitored the baby and did some blood tests just to make sure baby is ok. Heather has some sore muscles but is fine.

The car we don’t really know about. The insurance adjuster should be checking it out soon and we don’t know if they’ll have us fix it or just write us a check. Of course, this happens not even a week after we sink $1k+ into new AC compressor and fan. Sigh.

Picnic

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Friday after work Fiona and I biked down to Gravelly Point. It was the longest trip we’ve taken in the trailer and she was great. She sang some to herself and read Baby Colors and ate some crackers. There was lots to see once we got there – planes taking off overhead, lots of people playing ultimate frisbee, boats, birds, dogs, etc.

Heather drove to Boston Market and met us at the park with dinner and jackets (since it was getting cool.) The folks at the restaurant neglected to give us any plates, plasticware or napkins so we had to improvise, but none of us cared much. We had a great time talking, eating and playing around on the blanket until it the sun began to set. Fiona and I hopped back on the bike and I started peddling madly to get home before dark (didn’t have lights with me.) It was definitely bedtime and the ride home involved a couple stops to comfort a certain sleepy girl, but wasn’t too bad all things considered.

I’m hoping we can do this often this summer and maybe get some friends to join us.

Sarah Scullion Hallinan

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Sarah Scullion Hallinan

Sarah was born to Christine Scullion and Tim Hallinan June 14, 2005. She’s a cutie, pictures are here.

Beaches and Babies

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Heather and Fiona on beach

Brigantine was great as usual. Fiona and Noah had a great time running around and playing together. The weather was just about perfect the whole time. We were planning on leaving Wednesday morning, but Tim called Tuesday morning to say they were in the hospital getting ready to have a baby so we jumped in the car and were home around 8pm Tues evening.

Pictures are here.

Brigantine

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

We’re taking off on Friday for the annual trip to Brigantine. Tim and Christine are busy having a baby, so this year Mindy, Joe and Noah are going to be joining us up there. Fiona is completely enamored with Noah since his last visit, so we’re looking forward to getting the two of them together to play for a few days on the beach and in the kiddie pool.

Roanoke

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Mom and Dad Callahan where down to Roanoke, VA for a train conference over the weekend. Fiona, Heather and I drove down saturday and spend a night down there visiting. We stayed at the Hotel Roanoke which is pretty snazzy.

I didn’t explore the city as much as I would have liked because it was about two thousand degrees and 800% humidity. However, it looks like a really interesting, vibrant downtown area. We stopped into one shop where the owners specialize in different old printing technologies and saw some great baby announcements. The one we liked most was about $8 per card *gasp* *cough*.