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May 18, 2011

Love you lots …

Spring is here. I know that because this morning when I dropped the boys off at school, Andrew (who has been sick for 3 days and did an all-nighter last night to catch up on his homework) said “Have a good day. Love you lots.” As I told him that I loved him too, he […]


May 11, 2011

Homeschooling 411

We have been picking up the pace in order to get Amanda through the first semester of 9th grade.  Her BYU program started in January of this year, so she is on target in terms of time of completion.  The problem, of course, is that summer is approaching and we haven’t finished the entire year […]

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May 9, 2011

Most improved musician

One of the awards Alex won this year is “Most improved musician”.  He started out as a beginner on the violin … unsure of whether he wanted to try it, and lacking any confidence when it came to actually learning the notes or playing in the orchestra.  He finished the year of orchestra off with […]

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May 5, 2011

Baseball and Band update

It’s that time of year again.  Baseball season is in full swing for Andrew.  It got off to a slow start thought because of our cold and rainy Spring.  The first home game that I went to happened in 35F weather.  I literally sat there all bundled up, using sweatshirts from the van draped across […]

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May 2, 2011


Amanda turned 15 years old today!  We celebrated as a family like we always do, with a visit to Space Aliens. It’s hard to see, but she is wearing a foil space aliens headband. She pretended to be miserable wearing it, but …. you know … she wore it the whole time that we were […]