This fall Laura Montgomery completed her first half marathon in Newport, R.I. Emily Mahlman and I joined her for a great Colby get-together weekend. Jen Burbrick Engel also completed her first half marathon this fall. Congrats to all my super active classmates! * Allyson Giard Downey cofounded weeSpring.com, a social platform for new and expecting parents where they can get advice from their friends about essential baby gear. * Danielle Fornes continues her voice-over work and has a new job interviewing experts for the John Tesh Network for his Intelligence for Your Life program. She’s interviewed a few Colby alums who are experts in their fields! Her interviews are on Tesh.com. * Tim Wiswell and his wife, Natalia, welcomed a son, Theodore, July 24. Everyone is happy and healthy, and they love watching Theodore grow, experience the simple things in life for the first time, and laugh. Tim looks forward to a reunion with the Bixby family, as they had a son right around the same time. * Jake Davie and his wife, Holly, had a second daughter, Brooklyn, in June. Brooklyn joins big sister Ashley. Their company, Hooper Corporation, recently sent more than 75 people to help restore power in New York after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the winter storm that followed. * In June Hillary Evans married Nick Graber at a California vineyard. The newlyweds live in Seattle. In attendance were a bunch of 2000 Colby grads, including Kate Davies Grugan, Courtney Ilgenfritz Beyer, Liz Hart Schroeder, Erin Darling Bibeau, and Carrie Keeling Mackerer. They also got together a month later for Carrie’s wedding in DC! Hillary is a prosecuting attorney. * Drew and Vanessa Pickett Moore opened a restaurant, Venable Rotisserie Bistro, in Carrboro, N.C., in May. They’re expecting their third child this April—another boy, who will join big brothers Jackson, 4, and Wyatt, 3. * On Aug. 11 Alex Lear married Lauren Sheffield at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine. His best man was Scott Friemann, and Amy Hirschauer ’02 also attended. Alex is a journalist and singer/songwriter. His CDs are sold in the Colby bookstore, and he wrote one of his songs, “Mayflower Hill,” about his time at Colby. * And here’s a great small world story. Matthew Cost reported that his band, the Swaggerin’ Growlers, was on a short tour to NC and back when they found themselves with their Richmond date canceled. They took to Facebook to see if anyone wanted to host and hang out with a wayward band, and Lindsey Rowland Heller offered her place in Bel Air, Md. Matt got to see an old Colby friend, and the band and he were treated to amazing hospitality from the Hellers. He hopes for a return trip in order to meet the new baby, once baby and mama are feeling up to an invasion of road-weary musicians!