Monday, May 26, 2014

Almost... there...

Today Katherine managed her big presentation on her Senior Project in front of a panel of 3 judges, her Lit teacher, and a small group of spectators.  She discussed her report, pulled together a web site, and showed the completed pages of her graphic novel based on Mazier Bahari's book Then They Came For Me.

Only 2 more weeks of high school for this one.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This is why I cry.

Some in my family would say "But you cry at commercials and pretty much everything else."  Fair point.  I don't know why I cry at those things.  But this is one of those times I really cry and I know exactly why.

The FS sucks every spring/summer.

Yay Art Class!

It's been a while since we had new kid art to add to the walls.  After the Art Show is complete I have something to look forward to.  These are all Rebecca's pieces, except the 3D art book which belongs to Katherine.

When one Keurig just won't do.

A while back I mentioned our Keurig died.  We ordered a new one.  It arrived.  Then a second one showed up.  I double checked that we had not accidentally ordered 2 (thinking Ian bought one and I had as well, without talking to each other... nope, not the case).  Then a third one showed up.

Returning items is a PITB, so our broken one went out the door, a new one sits in its place, and 2 more are on standby.  One will most likely travel with Katherine to college.

Thanks Keurig!

Arabesque Mosaic and Pottery

One of my favorite places to shop, I always come home with something new.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Prom 2014

W 25-7

Did I bring my telephoto lens?  Nope.  Didn't even bring the good camera.  So here you have speck photos of Nicholas at his baseball game yesterday.

Nicholas at bat.  He was up 4 times...
1 walk, 1 hit (to first base), 1 hit (and out), and 1 stikeout.

Not my kid.  But a dusty field and camels in the background.

Bottom of the 7th.  Up 25 to 7.  Last huddle.

They won!  Yay!  Now run the field a couple times because
reveling in a win is for losers.
Or something.

Friday, May 9, 2014

It looks exactly like what it is.

First driving lesson.  Kids in Amman can learn at 17 and get a license at 18.  Katherine is 18 and learning so she can get a VA license for college.  She won't have a car, but being able to drive is important to her and us.