Thompson March Madness 2016

The amazing Barnes family domination continues as hearts broke across North Carolina. Congratulations to overall winner Eli Barnes. Laura Caldwell wins the family title, and Meredith Jones won the Kids Bracket. Great work, see you next year.

Its back. Welcome to the Thompson Family pools.

Based on last year's interest from kids, we now have a special kids division. This is very much in keeping with the origins of this competition. Please note if you are over or under 18 where indicated. Kids should fill out their brackets as MUCH AS POSSIBLE by themselves. The Kids will compete in the overall bracket AND their own special bracket for kids only.

This pool is for the honor and glory alone.

Home and Reports

Overall Standings

Kids Bracket Standings

Below are our historical winners. It is worth noting that no one has won the overall more than once, but Buff Winterer has won the family competition three times. Quite strong.

  Overall Winner Family Winner Kids Winner
2016 Eli Barnes Laura Caldwell Meredith Jones
2015 Emily Barnes Austin Sparks Austin Sparks
2014 Eli Barnes Buff Winterer (3) Lily Harrick
2013 Macon Thompson Macon Thompson (2)  
2012 Katie Egerton Ashley Mcgowan (2)  
2011 Hank Eimer Macon Thompson  
2010 Lela Thompson Lela Thompson (2)  
2009 Mike Glazer Buff Winterer (2)  
2008 Ward Warren Britt Winterer  
2007 Ashley McGowan Ashley McGowan  
2006 Billy Morton Nick Tenney  
2005 Travis Good Lela Thompson  
2004 Ted Roosevelt Laura Caldwell  
2003 Eli Burstein Buff Winterer  
2002 Mary Beth French Mom Thompson  
2001 Dad Thompson Dad Thompson  

 

Welcome to Baby Etta!!

Born February 26th to Macon & Lindsay Thompson (and big sister Gray). Weighing in at 4 lbs 4 ozs and 18.25 inches long.

March Madness 2015

Standings

Kids Standings

I am sorry for the extreme delay in getting this out, but I want to congratulate this year’s winners.

The Barnes family has dominated the last two years. This year’s winner was Emily Barnes. Last year’s winner? Eli Barnes. Very impressive folks. Good work. The kids AND family division was won by Austin Sparks.

http://www.hltiv.com/turbo/bb15/currentstandings.html

Below I have pasted in our historical winners. It is worth noting that no one has won the overall more than once, but Buff Winterer has won the family competition three times. Quite strong.

  Overall Winner Family Winner Kids Winner
2015 Emily Barnes Austin Sparks Austin Sparks
2014 Eli Barnes Buff Winterer (3) Lily Harrick
2013 Macon Thompson Macon Thompson (2)  
2012 Katie Egerton Ashley Mcgowan (2)  
2011 Hank Eimer Macon Thompson  
2010 Lela Thompson Lela Thompson (2)  
2009 Mike Glazer Buff Winterer (2)  
2008 Ward Warren Britt Winterer  
2007 Ashley McGowan Ashley McGowan  
2006 Billy Morton Nick Tenney  
2005 Travis Good Lela Thompson  
2004 Ted Roosevelt Laura Caldwell  
2003 Eli Burstein Buff Winterer  
2002 Mary Beth French Mom Thompson  
2001 Dad Thompson Dad Thompson  

Its back. Welcome to the Thompson Family pools. All are welcome to join in HERE.

Based on last year's interest from kids, we now have a special kids division. This is very much in keeping with the origins of this competition. Please note if you are over or under 18 where indicated. Kids should fill out their brackets as MUCH AS POSSIBLE by themselves. The Kids will compete in the overall bracket AND their own special bracket for kids only.

This pool is for the honor and glory alone, for those looking for a paid tourney, head here.


March Madness 2014

What an incredible basketball tournament. No one saw this developing the way it did with seven seed UConn beating eight seed Kentucky.

Congrats to our winners! We have several winners we want to acknowledge. First, our overall winner Eli Barnes, and our runner up Knox Tate. Eli and Knox both had 81 total points but Eli won the tiebreak with ten teams in the sweet sixteen. Buff Winterer finished third overall and wins the prize for highest ranked family member. In the ‘little kids’ division which I think we will reprise in an expanded format next year Lily Harrick took the title. Good work.

I hope you all enjoyed and hope to see you compete again in the search for a March Madness title next year.

Best Wishes and we hope to see you all soon.

http://www.hltiv.com/turbo/bb14/

http://www.hltiv.com/

LT & Lela

Kids Sweet Sixteen

Kids only, must be under 12.

Its back. Welcome to the Thompson Family pools. All are welcome to join in HERE.

Based on last year, we have changed the tiebreak slightly. It is now as follows.

1. Picked champ?
2. Teams in Sweet Sixteen
3. Points in final game

Go Blue!

This pool is for the honor and glory alone, for those looking for a paid tourney, head here.



March Madness 2013

Congrats to Macon Thompson for winning the Thompson pool! This is his first win since before 2001 and given his role in starting this whole thing, very historic.

All that being said, i need to acknowledge Reeves Davis who had as many points as Macon, and picked the winner, but by the tiebreaks in place finishes second (picking the winner was not a tiebreak, macon won on the second tiebreak which was most teams in the sweet sixteen). Based on this, i think i will change the rules a bit for next year and make thwe tiebreaks as below.

1. Picked champ?
2. Teams in Sweet Sixteen
3. Points in final game

Its back. Welcome to the Thompson Family pools. All are welcome to join in HERE.

Go Blue!

This pool is for the honor and glory alone, for those looking for a paid tourney, head here.

 

Colby Makes her Picks


 

Turner Westray Battle IV

Was born Thursday, October 23rd at 1:00pm, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. We are so happy for the new parents Katie and Wes and wish them all the best in this new adventure.


March Madness 2012

Its back. Welcome to the Thompson Family pools. All are welcome to join in HERE.

This pool is for the honor and glory alone, for those looking for a paid tourney, head here.


College Bowl Pick Em 2011


Welcome to the 2011 Beaver Thompson Challenge

Home


March Madness

Home Page, Rules, Reports, Etc

Hank Wins! Nick Tenney takes family honors.


College Bowl Pick Em 2010

Standings

Home & Rules & Etc


Welcome to the Laurie 'Beaver' Thompson Memorial Lacrosse Pick Em Tourney 2010

The rules are simple, pick your teams. They will score points for wins (1,2,4,6 by round, with one point for upsets in the first round). The tiebreak is most teams in the final four, followed by closest points for the final game.

There is no entry fee, LTandLela.com is offering a $50 cash prize to the winner. One entry per person please.

(please note all unseeded teams are seeded as a nine (9) seed)

Standings

Reports


March Madness 2010

My Beautiful Wife! Lela Wins!

I apologive for the delay this weekend. I had some unanticipated major technical difficulties this weekend (as we traveled to Vermont to visit the Rutland Thompsons and witness the baptism of our beautiful new niece and god daughter Charlotte!).

Current Standings

Welcome to the 2010 LTandLela.com/Thompson Family March Madness College Basketball brackets.

This tournament has been held in some fashion or another for many years, dating back to about 1989 or so, when Macon Thompson started posting brackets for family members in Trumbull, CT. In 2000, we moved the tourney online and opened it up to the general public and the enthusiasm it has received has been wonderful. Ever since then masses of people have gathered to compete for the title of champion.

Some ground rules. I am often asked what the entry fee and prizes are. There is no entry fee, this is a family style competition, with much at stake along the lines of dignity and pride, but no money changes hands. There has been a prize for the last several years, as there will be this year.

Past Winners

Mikey Glazer, Buff Winterer (2009 standings)
Ward Warren, Britt Winterer and Deb Tenney (2008 standings)
Ashley Tenney (Family and Overall 2007 Standings)
Billy Morton and Nick Tenney (2006 Standings)
Travis Good and Lela Thompson (2005 Standings)
Henry Oakey and Bill Winterer (2004)
Eli Burstein & Bill Winterer (2003)

PLEASE NOTE POINTS CHANGE BELOW
The rules and scoring are simple. Points are given based on round (1,2,4,8,12,16) with underdogs being ten seeds or less getting extra points (2,4,6,8,10,12). The first tiebreaker is most teams in the final four, second tiebreaker is most teams in the sweet sixteen, and last tiebreaker is total points in the final game. if that does not decide it we will put the winners in a room with Moose and the first person he licks will be declared the winner.

Good luck!


College Bowl Poll 2009

Home

All reports are up. Good luck. Much more on the home page above or go right to the current standings.


Thanksgiving 2009 and Cousin Ashley Married!!

We had a wonderful family vacation, the highlight of which was the marriage of cousin Ashley to Geoff Mcgowan. Congrats Ashley and Geoff, and welcome to the family Geoff.

Pictures


One Day of Cuteness in the Fall

Pictures

I love their faces as they run into the leaf pile


Katherine Kelly Sparks

Announcement & Picture Here

Congrats Beth and Ben!


Lets Not Forget the Dogs

Pepper Takes a Vacation

With all these kids coming, its easy to forget the dogs, and thats just not right. I know a bunch of people that have gotten new dogs recently. What pictures i have are below. I dont have any pictures (yet) for mom and Dads new dog, or the Jones new dog Lilly.

Bucko Thompson (Macon)

Pepper Roosevelt

Winston Davis


David Hallar Bowman

Congrats Nathan and Adair!


Davis Carson Egerton

congrats Katie and David! Davis was born on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 12:12pm. He weighed 8lbs 11oz and 20.5 inches long.


Baby Boy George Wiliam Calvillo

Congrats Kris and Sean! Are you going to name him?


Charles Vasgaard Bowman

4/26/09. Congrats hootie & Paige, Mary Alice and Thomas!


ONE GREAT BIRTHDAY, TWO NEW BABIES
William Price Burchfield (BELOW)
&
Anna Frances Fiedler

Congrats Andy and Kim &

congrats to Josh and Lisa Fiedler, both born April 21st.


George Merrit Cavanna

Congrats Tiernan and Kieran!


Rasmus Svensson Ricci

Born Friday morning at 8:36am. 7lb 12oz 21inches. Everyone is well. Congrats Max and Sara!


Banks Christopher Lovern

Congrats Ryan and Chris!!

Banks Christopher Lovern was born 3-18-09 at 2:14 pm. He weighed 8lbs 5 oz. and 20 inches tall.


Fletcher David Vandegrift

Born february 17, 2009. 8 lbs, 4.5oz, 21 1/4 inches long. Whoo hoo! Congrats!


Dean Voight Calvillo

Born March 8th. 8.7 Pounds 22 inches long. Congrats Katie and Justin!!


Davis Carson Egerton

was born February 20, 2009 at 12:12pm

Congrats!


Mary Prather Huegerich

Born Monday the 22nd, congratulations to the Huegerichs on the birth of their beautiful little girl!



Lucy East

Congrats Chad, Jennifer, and Olivia!


 

Ned Warren & Charlie Branan!!

Congrats to Ward and Katie and Meg and Bart!


William Read Morton Jr!!

William Read Morton, Jr. was born at 11:33 pm on Monday evening, October 20. He weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and was 20.5 inches long.

Congrats Billy and Jenny, we are so excited for you all.


HLT V

It is hard to express our joy! We have been blessed with a healthy boy, Henry Lawrence Thompson V. Born Tuesday May 27th at 9:43 AM. Seven pounds and 15 ounces at birth, 20 and a quarter inches. Mom and baby are healthy and at home.

Pictures

Bonus Family Shots


Amazingly, That is not the only news from the Thompson family

Nicholas Jenkins Tenney, Jr.

Born less than 24 hours before Henry. Congrats to Nick and Becca! Nick's sister was born less than 24 hours from me


Ryan Harris Deguire

Last week. Thats all i know. Congrats Heather and Phil!


Ethan Rohlen Barnes

Wow, another Deerfield baby. Ethan was born May 6th, 10 lbs and 4oz (big), in typical Barnes fashion (not in a hospital, no need for that). Congrats Barnes family!

Josh and Ethan Baby Sleeping


Matthew Hudson Heyworth

Born 5/8/08. 6 lbs 1 oz.

Congrats to Kelly and Ben!


Allie Katherine Elder

Born 4/12/08, congrats to Katie and Josh!


Sichols Have a Baby Boy
Tucker Harrison Sichol

Born April 7th at 12:37 at 9 lbs 5 oz.


Cotie
(Côtes du Rhone Pinkerton Thompson III)
February 24th, 1994 to March 28th 2008

Beloved Thompson matriach, taken to be with her maker. She was a good dog and the leader of the pack. She was Lauries finest pastoral collegue. Liked snow, cuddling on carpets, and did not pee inside until the very end. She was a member of the AKC, PETA, and People for Poodles organizations and worked tirelessly for orphaned poodles and poodle rights. She has multitudes of surviving family including Chewy and baby Kiri, as well as many Winterer dogs and other related Essexians.

Pictures


Lily Harrick

Arrived March 21st weighing 7 lbs 10 ounces. Congratulations Chris and Tania on your beautiful little girl.


John "Parker" Hansel, IV

It is hard to adequately express our joy. Congratulations Val and John.

Pictures


Stirlings Fifth Birthday Pictures


Gingerbread Man

This is Will Banks (Holy Trinity Preschool Class of 2009) conception of a ginger bread man (woman?). Awesome. Should not date any of my daughters though.


Coco Point 2007


College GameDay in Williamstown

I know everyone saw this on ESPN when it aired, but just in case....I loved every single second of it. For those of you who want to skip to the picks io would recommend you move to 5:30 (1:45 left) or so for the intro and pregame speech. The actual pick is at 7:15 (:45 left).  I only wish i could find a clp of Corso talking about his visit to Clark Art. Herbstreit looked at him like he was some kind of alien.

Apparently when Corso asked the lady at the Williams in where the 'stadium' was, she laughed at him. Haaa

Williams wins 20-0

CNBC Clip


Man This Really Is Great. There is nothing I hate more than ND fans. Except maybe Redskins fans.

Great Picture here of Teddy Oakey showing his true colors.


Davis Campbell Oakey
9/30/2007

Congrats to Henry and Woody.


Ronald Caldwell Jr.
9/26/2007

I am, yet again, a proud uncle (second nephew, to go along with three nieces). Congrats to Laura and Dave!

No picures of RJ yet...come on people, this is family.


NL East Champs


Updated Thompson Family Pictures

August 2007


Cameron Elizabeth Etheridge

Born August 7th


Will & Sarah Sparks

Unforunately we were not able to attend the wedding, but Will (a favorite cousin) married Sarah in a beautiful wedding in Grand Rapids. congrats!


Mason Enloe Thomas

Born at 11:32 pm on Friday, July 6, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz.

Congrats Laura and Mike!


Camilla Bouchoux Vandegrift

Born July 3rd at 6:45 London time. 7lbs 9oz, 21in. Congrats!


Greg Lowry - Famous Legal Commentator

Is CNN next?

Article and Video Footage


Matthew Wrenn Vannoy

Born Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:05pm. He was 4lbs. and 12oz and 19 3/4 inches long. Congrats to proud parents Mark and Brandy.


Hadley Elizabeth Hines

She was born saturday March 10th at 10:35 am. She was 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Congrats to Tucker and Lauren!


Removed from Youtube at the request of Fox

"I did go to Choate"

For anyone that loves the Family Guy, or dislikes Choate


College Bowl Pick Em'
THE Event of the Holidays

Good luck, all the information you need is here.

Home Page

Standings

Report Package


Bursteins Announce Boy on the Way!


Finally!!

Lucy Caroline
Hartman-Calvillo
Pictures!!

Here


Mabry Corbettt Warren

Congrats to Katie and Ward!! She was 6 lb.s 10 oz and healthy, born 11/29/06.

1 2 3


Kathleen 'Kate' Banks!!

Congrats Micheal and Andi!! We got to visit the newborn and all look like they are doing great.


Helen Williams Marshall

Born at 5:25 pm September 21st at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She weighs a healthy 7 pounds, 12 ounces and is 20 inches tall.

Congrats AD & Lydia!!


Stirling Does the Hula


LTandLela.com Top Referrer to TheChimp.net

Click on the image to enlarge

TheChimp.net


 

Eva Katherine Fiedler

Congrats Josh & Lisa!!


Ryan Johnson

Congrats Meredith and Matt!!


'Lil Sis' Marries Kevin O'Leary

Margaret May married the wonderful Kevin O'Leary of Boston on May 5th in Wilmington, NC. The bride was striking, the ceremony was beautiful, and the reception a whole lot of fun.

Congrats Kevin and Margaret!!

Pictures


Charles Russell Heyworth

Born at 4:15am, April 19th 2006. He was a couple of weeks early at 36 weeks 5 days, he weighed 6 lbs, 2 ounces and was 18 inches tall.

Congrats Ben and Kelley!!


I really enjoyed this Dilbert. Click here


College Bowl Pick 'em 2005

This is a paying event, $75 per person, pick the winner with the spread in all twenty eight bowl games.

Home Page and Rules

Standings

Report Package


Kelley Rose Calvillo

Dear Friends & Family,

After a very wonderful week of giving thanks, we were blessed with a special arrival on Saturday November 26. At 1:52 AM after a beautiful labor, Kelley Rose Calvillo was born to Katie and me. She is 19 inches long and weighs 6 pounds 6 ounces. We came home from the birthing center later Saturday morning and have had a great time introducing Kelley to her new home and extended family. Both Katie and Kelley are doing beautifully and I am confident that I am the luckiest guy in the world. We want to thank everyone for your blessings and good wishes.

With much love,

Justin, Katie, & Kelley


Virginia Parker Etheridge

Dear Family and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Virginia Parker Etheridge, born on Wednesday, November 2 at 8:40pm. Virginia was 20 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces at birth. Meredith and Virginia are resting comfortably and will be heading home later this week. Thanks so much for your prayers and good wishes.

Best regards,
Brian


Mary Alice Bowman
8 lbs. 1 oz.
21 inches


James Asher Vaughn

(J. Asher Vaughn). He was born on 10/08/05 at 8:17 pm. 7lbs, 3oz and 19.5 inches long. Ten fingers and ten toes, blond with blue eyes. Mom is a bit tired, but doing better than i could have imagined. What an amazing experience! JV

Sleeping
Crying
Chilling


Meg & Matt to Announce Pending Nuptials

I had to say it all fancy like that because Matt is from Great Britain and speaks the King's English. It is okay though, I have interviewed him extensively and can assure you he supports continued independence for the colonies.

Congrats Meg!! You have one of the best Matt.


Andrew Ramzi Harrick

Born Monday the 29th at 10:06 a.m. Andrew weighs 6 lbs. 12 ounces. Both mother and child are doing great. Congrats Tania and Chris!


 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gray Thompson!

Congratulations to Lindsay and Macon. I am so excited to greet our newest niece! Gray was born January 5th at 3:22pm, tipping the scales at 6lbs and 12oz and measuring 20.25 inches in length. All are well.


Thank You For Your Prayers For Chris

Mom and Kelly have set up a CaringBridge page which is probably the best place to get ongoing updates, though I personally do really appreciate all your calls and emails of support and hope they continue!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/iskihardchris

I Love Treeman Bracelets


TWO New Roosevelts!!

Congrats to Serena and Ted on the birth of Katharine Eleanor and Anna Clare.


Henry Scored a goal in his first game the other day and ran down the field in a ridiculous celebration. 


Walker Elisabeth Morton

Was born August 22nd, congrats
Jenny and Billy!


Warthen Willis Thompson
May 17th, 2012

We are so excited for Chris and Kelly and Aila and ChaCha as they welcome a son into their household and we can not wait to see him!


 

Matthew James Harrick

Congrats to the Harricks!

7 lbs 5 ozs, 21.5 inches long, everyone is well.


Wes and Katie
Boca Grande, FL
October 22nd, 2011

We had the very special pleasure of attending the marriage ceremony of Katie Camp and Wes Battle in beautiful Boca Grande Florida in October (i apologize for my delay in posting, especially to Mr. Battle). It was an amazing event to match the amazing people we were gathered to celebrate. From a beautiful rehearsal to a great day on the water with Mr. Camp. To Friday nights pirate party (we now have pictures of Lela with various pirates scattered around our house. "Real pirates?" the kids ask), and the beautiful ceremony and celebration saturday. All capped by Club Battle late saturday night. It was a special weekend and a great time to reconnect with all sorts of old friends. Congrats to Katie and Wes, we wish you the best in your marriage and look forward to many times together.

Pictures from phone (ie. not professional level)

Pretty amazing video Ted took of dolphins wake jumping


 

Thomas Alden Heyworth

Born November 25th and already looking good. Beautiful family shot here. Congrats to the Heyworths, we are so excited for you all.


Congrat to Carrie & Paul Gates!

The Sparks family gained a wonderful new brother in law as my beautiful sister in law Carrie was married in a wonderful wedding in Bluffton, SC last weekend. Congrats!


Boy Banks

Properly titled Tucker Matthew Banks, born May 3, 2011 at a whopping 8 12. Congrats to Michael, Will, Kate, and especially Andi.


Holy Cow There are THREE!

Congrats to Davey & Amber!!


Hansel is a MAN MACHINE!!

Val too. Congrats to the Hansels on boy #2. Nolan Stuart Hansel. Born 3/4/11 at 12:49pm weighing in at 7lb 6oz and 20 inches.


A Girl!!

Isabelle Gray Morton arrived at 7:24 this AM (12/9/10) weighing 6lbs 5oz.

Congrats Jenny and Billy, Will and Bodie and Hooper!


Another Little Man

William Fulton Smith

William was born on November 19th at 1:39 am, weighing in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces and he was 19 inches long.

Congrats to Dave and Emily on their beautiful baby


IT IS A BOY!!

Congrats to Serena and Ted!


Brother Lyons!

Congrats Meg and Matt, and Blake! Name to come.

Now named!

Noah Thomas Lyons


Liam Brian McGowen

Congratulations to my cousin Ashley and her husband Geoff on their new baby!


Another New Niece!

And we really like the name. Lela Susan Caldwell. congrats Laura and Dave!


Our New Niece!!

Charlotte Bennett Thompson

Was born Sunday, September 27th and is named after her Great Grandmother and a Ladabouche relation. We love the name, and are so excited for Chris and Kelly! Congrats guys! Charlotte weighed in at nine pounds and nineteen inches. We can only imagine how excited Aila is!

Lots More Pictures Here


Sarah Katherine Hille

Congrats to Dale and Lindley on the birth of their baby girl! Born Wednesday August 26th.


Jack Thomas Vannoy

Born at 5:52pm on August 11th. Congrats Brandy and Mark!


Cole McCrae Sparks

The Sparks Family keeps growing! Congrats to Lori and Steven the twins and Emma on the birth of baby Cole July 23rd. Seven pounds six ounces.


Peter Harris Eimer!!

We are so happy to hear the news of Harris' exciting birth. Born 7/14/09 8 pounds 13 ounces and 20 1/2 inches. Congrats to proud parents Hank and Regan!


Brooke Isabelle Paquette

Born June 16th weighing 7lbs 6ozs. Congrats to Jared and Kristie and Brady!


Kevin Edward O'Leary Jr.

Born 6/21 weighing 8.7 lbs and 21.5" long. Congrats Lil Sis and Kevin! On Fathers day no less!


David Wainright (Wright) Britt

Born June 13th, 7 lbs 20.5 inches. Congrats David and Adria!!


Emmett Boyer Thomas

Congrats Mike and Laura!


James Neismith??

At this point, I am sure many of you are wondering, who is this Dr. James Neismith that has won this years March Madness pool? And why did his spell the name of the founder of basketball incorrectly?

http://www.hltiv.com/turbo/bb09/currentstandings.html

Drum roll please…..

Dr. James Neismith is…..Mikey Glazer

Congratulations!! I had a good talk with Mikey at the Champions dinner (see above, only past winners invited) and I have to convey his enthusiasm over his victory. “Take that you chumps, the Chimp is finally victorious ” was the message he wanted me to deliver.

In the Thompson Family category, we have to really acknowledge Buff Winterer. For the FOURTH time he has won the family division, this is unprecedented and amazing. Great work Buff. You are truly the John Wooden of Thompson Family Basketball.

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves, and hope you will play again next year.

LT & Lela


The Madness Begins

Home

Standings

Welcome to the 2009 LTandLela.com/Thompson Family March Madness College Basketball brackets.

This tournament has been held in some fashion or another for many years, dating back to about 1989 or so, when Macon Thompson started posting brackets for family members in Trumbull, CT. In 2000, we moved the tourney online and opened it up to the general public and the enthusiasm it has received has been wonderful. Ever since then masses of people have gathered to compete for the title of champion.

Some ground rules. I am often asked what the entry fee and prizes are. There is no entry fee, this is a family style competition, with much at stake along the lines of dignity and pride, but no money changes hands. There has been a prize for the last several years, as there will be this year.

Past Winners

Ward Warren, Britt Winterer and Deb Tenney (2008 standings)
Ashley Tenney (Family and Overall 2007 Standings)
Billy Morton and Nick Tenney (2006 Standings)
Travis Good and Lela Thompson (2005 Standings)
Henry Oakey and Bill Winterer (2004)
Eli Burstein & Bill Winterer (2003)

The rules and scoring are simple. Points are given based on round (1,2,4,8,16,32) with underdogs being ten seeds or less getting extra points (2,4,6,8,10,12). The first tiebreaker is most teams in the final four, second tiebreaker is most teams in the sweet sixteen, and last tiebreaker is total points in the final game. if that does not decide it we will put the winners in a room with Moose and the first person he licks will be declared the winner.

Good luck!


College Bowl Pick Em 2008
Home Page & Rules


Serena and Ted Marry

September 13, 2008

On beautiful Chappaquidick Island, Serena Torrey married my great friend and freshman year roomate, Ted Roosevelt. It was an amazing weekend and the bride, as you can well see, was beyond beautiful. Congratulations Ted and Serena!

Pictures


DRAFT


Jules Hime von Allmen

6/24/2008 at 4:14pm
19" long
7lbs 9oz
and everyone is doing well. Congratulations to rthe Von Allmens!


Aila Mae Thompson!!!

I am an uncle yet again, but for the first time on the Thompson side. We are so proud of and excited for my brother Chris and his wife Kelly on the birth of their first, a girl! Aila (7 lbs. 4 oz., 19 inches) was born at Rutland Regional Medical Center this morning, about nine days early! Mother and baby are doing well.


Middle Ring Mafia Wins the Burn 24 Hour

http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/blog/middle-ring-mafia-wins-the-burn-24-hr/rides/

Great work Kirk and company


White Lake Half

Pictures


The Madness Begins

Congrats to Ward Warren for the win. Britt Winterer and Aunt Deb Tenney took the family honors.

Standings

Full Report Package

Welcome to the 2008 LTandLela.com/Thompson Family March Madness College Basketball brackets.

This tournament has been held in some fashion or another for many years, dating back to about 1989 or so, when Macon Thompson started posting brackets for family members in Trumbull, CT. In 2000, we moved the tourney online and opened it up to the general public and the enthusiasm it has received has been wonderful. Ever since then masses of people have gathered to compete for the title of champion.

Some ground rules. I am often asked what the entry fee and prizes are. There is no entry fee, this is a family style competition, with much at stake along the lines of dignity and pride, but no money changes hands. There has been a prize for the last several years, as there will be this year.

Past Winners

Ashley Tenney (Family and Overall 2007 Standings)
Billy Morton and Nick Tenney (2006 Standings)
Travis Good and Lela Thompson (2005 Standings)
Henry Oakey and Bill Winterer (2004)
Eli Burstein & Bill Winterer (2003)

The rules and scoring are simple. Points are given based on round (1,2,4,8,16,32) with underdogs being ten seeds or less getting extra points (2,4,6,8,10,12). The first tiebreaker is most teams in the final four, second tiebreaker is most teams in the sweet sixteen, and last tiebreaker is total points in the final game. if that does not decide it we will put the winners in a room with Moose and the first person he licks will be declared the winner.

Good luck!


Baby Lyons!!!

Congrats to Meg and Matt on their baby boy born yesterday, the 28th, at 7:35 am London time weighing 3.62kg or nearly 8lb. No name as of yet but we will update when we find out more....


College Pick Em 2007

Is Here

Home Page

Standings

Full Report Package


Beatrice Heard Gilbane

Born December 7th at 2:35 pm
7lbs 6oz 18.5in

Congrats Dan and Eleanor!


Ted and Serena Announce Engagement!

Despite what you may think, this is not actually Serena's face upon receipt of the 'question'. In fact it is (deliciously) the only picture we have on file here at hltiv.com. If anyone can supply a more timely picture, preferably from the exact moment of proposal, i would love that.

I would also like to say that it is exciting to see some of our favorite people tying the knot.

I did receive a snapshot from the day of the engagement, and this is great. What do most people do when they get engaged? Wear silly hats and spin each other around of course!

And finally moments after engagement...


Chris & Kelly Married!!

And Now They are
HAVING A BABY!!

Chris and Kelly were married September 15th in a beautiful ceremony in very beautiful Chittenden, VT. Lots of family on both sides and an awesome amount of friends from all walks of life made it for the event. It is hard to imagine anything more special than seeing your brother get married to an awesome, amazing, beautiful woman. Welcome to the family Kelly! We love you.

Wedding Pictures
Macons Wedding Pictures

Pictures from New York and CT
Pictures from New Hampshire


Hansels Announce Child on the way. Barnes Adding another to their Rowdy Brood


Lela Spotted in South Beach
(With DJ AM in the background)

Apparently Lela Thompson was spotted late last night in South Beach though Mikey Glazer's network of informants....


Draft



Sweden 2007

We were able to attend the amazing and beautiful wedding of Max Ricci and Sara Svennson in Malmo (congrats!) and then spent some time in the fishing village of Torekov and then Copenhagen. An amazing wedding and wonderful trip.

The Wedding

Torekov

Copenhagen


Burger King Has a great site where you make your own mustaches. Everyone needs a mustache. Stirling and i enjoyed thoroughly.

http://www.petmoustache.com/index.html


Congrats to Britt and Rosey Winterer!!

Winslow Peter Winterer was born this week, mother and baby are doing well.


Henry Irving Platto

Arrived Thursday, April 12 at 7:33 pm, weighing 8 lbs, 7 oz, and measuring 22 in.


 

Oliver Jerome Burstein!

Oliver was born Monday the 9th at his 7 lbs, 12 ounces and 21 inches. All are doing well. Congrats Eli & Rebecca!!!


The Madness Begins

Welcome to the 2007 version of the LTandLela.com/Thompson Family March Madness College Basketball brackets.

Congrats Ashley!!

For the first time in years, we have only one champion as Ashley Tenney (my cousin, born the day after me) takes both the Overall and Thompson family brackets on the back of Florida. She also picked the final four and seven of the elite eight. good work. Ted Roosevelt and Lowey Sichol took runner up honors.

Current Standings

Full Report Package

This tournament has been held in some fashion or another for many years, dating back to about 1989 or so, when Macon Thompson started posting brackets for family members in Trumbull, CT. In 2000, we moved the tourney online and opened it up to the general public and the enthusiasm it has received has been wonderful. Ever since then masses of people have gathered to compete for the title of champion.

Some ground rules. I am often asked what the entry fee and prizes are. There is no entry fee, this is a family style competition, with much at stake along the lines of dignity and pride, but no money changes hands. There has been a prize for the last several years, as there will be this year, and the odds are this will be a highly sought after LTandLela.com shirt.

Past Winners

Billy Morton and Nick Tenney (2006 Standings)
Travis Good and Lela Thompson (2005 Standings)
Henry Oakey and Bill Winterer (2004)
Eli Burstein & Bill Winterer (2003)

The rules and scoring are simple. Points are given based on round (1,2,4,8,16,32) with underdogs being ten seeds or less getting extra points (2,4,6,8,10,12). The first tiebreaker is total points in the final game, second tiebreaker is most teams in the final four, last tiebreaker is most teams in the sweet sixteen. if that does not decide it we will put the winners in a room with Moose and the first person he licks will be declared the winner.

So good luck!


Margaret Wilson Davis (Maggie) was born on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm. She is 7lb 11oz and 20 inches long. She and Katie are healthy, happy and ready to get home. Caroline says "baby's cute."


Some of you may have heard about my newest toy, a GPS equipped watch, which i use for anything from running to biking, hiking etc. One of the amazing things about this device is how you can log and then share your activies. You can click on the link below, or use the RSS feed.

If you are curious as to what i am up to.....

hltiv.motionbased.com

hltiv.motionbased.com/rss

 

Other People

Macon Thompson
maconwthompson.motionbased.com

Rob Hassell
Rhassell1.motionbased.com


Harris Swenson Cavanna

Born January 8, weighing in at 8lbs. 8ozs. Congrats Tiernan and Kieran!


Chris and Kelly Unveil Awesome Wedding Website!!


Emily and Dr. Dave Announce Engagement!!


Brady Christian Paquette

A Christmas Baby! Welcome to Brady and congrats to Mom and Dad.

Brady was born at 7:16 pm, December 27th 2006. Weighing 8 lbs, 6 ounces and 20 inches tall. Brady is healthy and Mom is well.


Chris Thompson Engaged!!!

Chris (on a visit to Hickory no less) has announced his engagement to Kelly Ladabouche. At first, when told Kelly was a native Vermonter but did not know how to ski, I was a bit worried. However, having gotten to know her better over the last few months I can vouch that she is a wonderful person and will perform her duties as wife (and aunt) admirably. Welcome to the Thompson family Kelly. We are so excited for next September.


New Thompson Girls Pictures!!

October 2006


Colby Elizabeth

Born June 12th, 2006 at 7:04 AM after six hours of labor. Twenty inches tall and eight pounds seven ounces in weight. Mom and baby are doing very well and anxious to get home (today wednesday). Stirling has anointed the baby as 'Peach' for whetever reason.

Pictures
Pictures Days 2-3
Pictures Week One - Two
Pictures Week Two-Four

Video Of Colby & Callie

Week Eight

Pictures Week Two-Four

Pictures Week One - Two

Pictures Days 2-3

Meg & Matt Wed!!

On a beautiful fall weekend, Meg Blakey married Matt Lyons in Hickory. From a hilarious rehearsal dinner to a beatuiful ceremony and a wonderful reception, everything was perfect and everyone had a great time. Unfortunately our camera battery died, so we can not bring you the full depth of pictures our viewers deserve but.....here is what we have.

We can not wait to visit the new couple in England some day soon. Go Bristol City!!

Pictures


Sean May Have Had a Baby

Hard to say since he is my worst friend and has not called.

Update!! Lucy Caroline Calville

Monday night September 11th at 10:31 PM. Seven pounds one ounce and twenty inches.

Pictures when Sean is kind enough to send them.

Picture One
Picture Two


Emma Grace Sparks!

Born August 23rd at 7:20. 7 lbs and 2 ozs. Congrats Lori and Steven!


Greg and Andrea Wed

More

Chris Thompson: Bullrider

After much thought and careful consideration, my brother decided to take up bullriding as his new hobby (the word on the street is that crotcheting came in a close second).

His first ride is below, he stayed on 5.8 of the required eight seconds, but had the best time in the Novice division and won $144 bucks. The man cleaned up.

 

He also rode a second time. Stayed on less time, but check out the bull charging him about midway through the video.

Second Ride
Third Ride
Fourth Ride


Deerfield Evensong

This is fun for you DA grads.

Evensong

(PS, for those of you that are blind enough not to know this yet, Hotchkiss sucks almost as much as Princeton)


Frances Grey Zagaroli

Frances was born June 6 (6/6/6 hmmmm...), at 2:10 pm. She is 19 3/4 long. She
has a full head of black hair like her papa & my lips and is doing well!

Congrats Tish and Charlie!! She is beautiful.


NEW CALLIE PICTURES!!


Eloise (Ellie) Grace Hines

Born April 29th at 9 in the morning. Weighing in at eight pounds and 13 ounces. Mom and Dad are doing very well. We got to visit on sunday and the baby is beautiful and mommy and daddy ar radiant. Congrats CJ and Jenny!!

Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3


Callie Lynne Caldwell

Congrats Laura and Dave. We are so excited to have another beautiful cousin to play with! Callie was born April 20th at 10:45 PM, weighing in at 8 lbs 9oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Laura is doing well, though the labor was long and hard before the docs called for a C-Section. Lela was on hand and loved every moment.

PICTURES ARE HERE!!!


Mortons Sweep!!!

Standings
&
Reports

Thompson Family Standings

In an amazing 1-2 finish Billy and Jenny Morton proved themselves a dominant force in this years Tourney. Congrats to Billy for the win, as well as Nick Tenney for taking Thompson bragging rights. Thank you everyone for playing

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Welcome to the 2006 version of the LTandLela.com/Thompson Family March Madness College Basketball brackets.

This tournament has been held in some fashion or another for many years, dating back to about 1989 or so, when Macon Thompson started posting brackets for family members in Trumbull, CT. In 2000, we moved the tourney online and opened it up to the general public and the enthusiasm it has received has been wonderful. Ever since then masses of people have gathered to compete for the title of champion.

Some ground rules. I am often asked what the entry fee and prizes are. There is no entry fee, this is a family style competition, with much at stake along the lines of dignity and pride, but no money changes hands. There has been a prize for the last several years, as there will be this year, and the odds are this will be a highly sought after LTandLela.com shirt.

Past Winners

Travis Good and Lela Thompson (2005 Standings)
Henry Oakey and Bill Winterer (2004)
Eli Burstein & Bill Winterer (2003)

The rules and scoring are simple. Points are given based on round (1,2,4,8,16,32) with underdogs being ten seeds or less getting extra points (2,4,6,8,10,12). The first tiebreaker is total points in the final game, second tiebreaker is most teams in the final four, last tiebreaker is most teams in the sweet sixteen. if that does not decide it we will put the winners in a room with Moose and the first person he licks will be declared the winner.

So good luck,

Report Center


Baby Caudle has arrived!!!!

Riley Swaim Caudle was born Jan. 28th at 2:23 p.m. She weighed in at 5 lb. 9 oz. and 19 inches long.

Apparently the parents are giving a photo exclusive to www.bryanrjones.com, even though the webmaster over there has not posted anything in years. Literally years.


Charlotte Britt

Born Dec 8th at 5 lbs. 6 oz. and eighteen inches long. Little baby girl is healthy and Mom is doing well. Congrats to David and Adria!


Oakey's Have a Girl!!
Rumored to be Tech Fan

Martha Hooper Oakey came on Friday 12/16 at 4:21 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21 1/2"
long.

She looks beautiful, congrats.


Double Announcement!!

Andrea and Greg Engaged
(See news on at link below)

Glazer Rolls out new Blog


Dale and Lindley!!

Congrats Dale and Lentils!! It was a beautiful magical night in Raleigh as two of our favorite people tied the know. The bride was gorgeous!!

Pictures


Meg & Bart!!

The magic of Charleston lent its charm to a gorgeous night overlooking the new Cooper River Bridge. Congrats Meg and Bart!

Pictures


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Archives


The Rooz

This might be my favorite Phone Camera find to date


 

   


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