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Happy New Year!

on December 31st, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2011.

First ski day of the season

on December 31st, 2010 at 7:44:21 AM

The kids and I skied at Wachusett this week. After the 12" new snow we got on Sunday, the conditions were perfect. Their favorite trail is Ralph's Run, the long one on the far right side of the mountain. The kids picked up right where they left off last spring and skied fine. I went down slowly with Paige while Elizabeth raced to the bottom and waited for us. The season is off to a good start.

 

 

 

Happy holidays!

on December 24th, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM

We went green this year with a web card instead of a printed one. I built the site and my husband filled up the gallery with photos. Enjoy!  And happy new year!

Drupal Gardens free beta extended to March 2011!

on December 21st, 2010 at 2:46:56 PM

As a giant THANK YOU to all the Gardens beta testers, we're giving 8 more weeks of free service. If you haven't signed up for Drupal Gardens account, now's the time. Go do it now!

Read more in Chris Brookins' (Acquia Engineering VP) blog post

Brackett School site on Drupal

on November 24th, 2010 at 6:32:19 AM

My kids' school site was upgraded to Drupal a few months ago - yay! One of the other parents volunteers his time to host and manage the site and I'm helping train people to use the site. Our PTO president is fantastic about posting new content and getting events on the front page. And now that we're on Drupal it's time for lots of other people to start adding content. There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of very active volunteers at our school and our website should reflect our active community by having lots of parents and teachers post news and events. We kicked things off with a training session last week at our house for several parents who chair committees like the Art Squad and the Science & Math Team. None of them had used Drupal or even a CMS tool, but they all got it right away. Now that they're trained up, my next goal is to encourage them to start posting so we get new names up on the site.

Kris Lohan (my sis) is running the Boston Marathon

on November 14th, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM

 

Kris is running the Boston Marathon on April 18th as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team. The Leukemia Society does amazing research and the treatments that they pioneered added years to my Dad's life. Dad passed away last summer but our family will continue to support the critical work that the Leukemia Society does to keep other patients alive. Please donate to Kris and help save lives. Thank you
 
 
 
 

Spooky Walk 2010

on October 24th, 2010 at 11:02:31 PM

Halloween season kicked off last night with a "Spooky Walk" in one local parks called Menotomy Rocks. The girls and I met Elizabeth's soccer team for a pre-walk dinner at the Coach's house and then headed into the park. Menotomy Rocks is a big dark woodsy park with a pond in the middle. It's beautiful but always a little creepy since it's mostly empty. The neighbors around the park really do it up for the Spooky Walk by lighting jack-o-lanterns all around the pond and putting on little shows along the path like the Murder Opera and a freaky doctor operating on a patient and pulling livers and pork chops out of the her insides. In between the skits were people laying dead on the path (not really) and ghostly skeletons - but even with the stuff going on, it was pitch dark in the park. The kids loved it but were a little spooked, so the night was a success. Here's a shot of Coach Gary getting in the action and a few more in this gallery. I used a phone camera in the dark so the photos aren't great.

Contratulations Howie and Ashley

on October 16th, 2010 at 9:04:56 PM

Our good friends Howie and Ashley were married today and threw a great party. The day started with Belgian waffles and then everyone gathered in a little vineyard. Instead of having everyone sitting and standing still, both the bride/groom and guests moved around during different parts of the ceremony. Elizabeth and Paige were the flower girls and this free-form style was perfect for them. The kids wore dresses with 7 layer skirts that twirled in big circles when they spun around, ate waffles drizzled with chocolate, drank lots of raspberry lemonade, and had big slices of cake - they loved it. The reception was in a big old beautiful mansion where they put on a Greek feast with delicious dishes filled with eggplant, olives, and figs.  Here are some photos.

Learning CSS

on October 4th, 2010 at 1:15:08 PM

I've always wanted to know how to write CSS code so I just signed up for an online class given by the folks at O'Reilly. These are the people who publish the Head First books, which are fantastic. I've spend a few hours on the training site and it's pretty good. Part of what you pay for is the Lab - which is an editor I can use to test out my html and css. I'm a little disappointed in the content of the class. Since it's by the Head First team, I thought it would have the same fun attitude and style. Instead it's a bit drier. But as long as I end up learning to write CSS, the content style doesn't matter.

Otto Fred Feldman - Welcome to the world!

on September 28th, 2010 at 8:00:00 PM

My new nephew was born this week and oh, boy is he cute! 

Otto Fred Feldman - born September 28 - 9lbs 15oz.
Wendy and Marty are happy parents.

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