Sunday, October 30, 2011

Discovery Education Workshop

Somehow I got myself roped into helping out with Discovery Education events in the state of Colorado and we had our first big even on Saturday the 29th.  I enjoyed it but what made it even better was having Lynn there. 

Zeb's Artwork

Zeb left this drawing and this note for me...

Over the past month or two, I've been drawing this in my spare time. Maybe I think of a place where you and I can get away for a picnic or a relaxing walk together.  And, like you, it always makes me smile. 

Love,  Zeb

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Keara's Artwork

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kailei's Artwork

Monday, October 24, 2011


So the kids were talking about rude hand gestures. Keara was trying to show me that the pinky finger was considered rude to Chinese people. Kailei said, "I am the Chinese people."
Kailei came to work with me on Friday. She was a treat to have. Naturally I was working on the computer quite a bit. At one point a student came by and needed some assistance. Kailei promptly said, "Finally, you are doing some work."

I was telling Kailei her adoption story last night. At one point she said, "I am the Chinese person, there are two Irish people and one regular."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zeb and his Dad

We headed down to Walsh this weekend.  It was a quick 24 hour visit but Merle was done with his first round of chemo and we wanted to see him before his second round started.  The timing was pretty good so we just packed up and headed out.  It was fun because Sue was there as well as Mitch and the kids.  Almost like Thanksgiving.  Phyllis once again out cooked herself and we enjoyed being with everyone.  Merle continues to be in our prayers and we hope that he can beat this thing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kailei at the Piano

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Race for the Cure

Got up way to early for a Sunday but it was Race for the Cure today.  Keara really looks forward to doing it and this year, I decided to try and bring Kailei.  It is 3-mile walk and fortunately the weather was beautiful.  We had a little hiccup during the walk but I'm sure Keara would prefer I not post it to the world.  All in all we had a great time. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Harvest Festival

I love the fall!!! The colors, the temperature, the smell...I just love it.  Escaped from work for a short time today to enjoy the Harvest Festival at Four Mile Historic Park.  We had Lily Trautman over for a playdate earlier so she joined us.  We met the Peterson's there from our MWCC group and enjoyed walking around we them.  The girls panned for gold, tried to walk on stilts, walked through the pumpkin patch, took a wagon ride and enjoyed caramel apples.  Not a bad way to spend a few hours.