Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day

I lost some of my pictures but here are some. We had a great day with the kids and Pat's family

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

First Boating Trip of the 2007 Season

The first two pictures are of Julianna and Abby on their field trip to the nature center (I took them earlier today.)

It didn't take long to get out on the boat. Jennifer just got home from her Ob/GYN rotation and batted her lashes and, of course, we went out on the sand bar island.

Here are some photos.

Friday, May 25, 2007

It's been awhile

It's been so long, I literally forgot my password.

I'm in that in-between space where I'm done with school for the summer and my children are still in school.

The proverbial calm before the storm.

This past semester was particularly challenging for me. I managed an A in Chem. 103 but have struggled with Chem 104. Dr. Moran was a great prof, he did a fantastic job in lecture, he would lay everything out systematically, and he would give us the theory behind the formulas, etc. But Chem 104 was extremely challenging to me. I ended up with a B. Normally, B's are the cause of much crying and emoting but I was thrilled to have a B in Chem this time around.

Genetics was extremely challenging. I had to remember the Stats I took two years ago, oy. I really love the subject matter, I'm hoping to squeeze in Human Genetics before I graduate.

Biopsych and Developmental were relatively easy but Biopsych entailed a lot of work.

So, I ended up with three A's, one A-, and a B.

It feels really good to clean and declutter the house and turn my attention to the garden.

I can't wait to take the kids out on the boat.

As soon as the kids get out of school this fleeting time of relative peace and quiet will be over and I am looking forward to taking them to the shore, to the sand bar island, and I really want to take Miss Julianna to the Smithsonian to see the Natural History Museum because she is really into Paleontology.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I want to show some pictures from our trip to Whistler/Vancouver.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Darth Pope

He looks like he's saying, "Rise Lord Vader."

And don't those boys look scared shitless?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

School's out and Christmas is Here

I've had a lot going on the past few weeks. I finished my last two finals last Friday and am baking cookies and preparing for Christmas.

Our church had a ground breaking ceremony. Here are some pictures.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Dojo Christmas party.

Jonathan has been accepted to both colleges to which he applied. He was offered a $1,000/year scholarship at U. Vermont but he also was accepted at Duquesne and they offered him a $9,500/year academic scholarship. They have also noted that he still qualifies for finincial need based grants. This is a good thing since I have a daughter in college, a daughter in medical school, Jon graduating this year, and Jeanette graduating next year and, oh, yes, I'm in college as well. I am so thankful that he is being offered this opportunity. Dh and Jon visited the campus last fall and it's beautiful and the city of Pittsburg is fantastic for young adults. Duquesne is next door to Pitt, so there's a nice vibe in that neighborhood. I can't wait for an opportunity to go visit the campus.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I've just been super busy

I haven't been able to post in Opinaway because I've been uberbusy.

Classes are killing me. They're really intense. Jonathan is playing football and we've been to his games.

Julianna was at a kits Shiah <
Good news, I have straight A's.

Bad news, it will be an accomplishment if I actually keep straight A's.

Jon is 4 wins 1 loss and is getting some prospective offers at a couple of schools.

Julianna won two of her rounds and then loss to a purple belt (she's a green belt.)

Sensei said she did a good kata which brought a smile to her lips and a sparkle to her eyes.

Jon is number 61 in the photo.

Oh, yes, and the girls went to Alaska since I've been here. Jeanette won gold in Team Kata, Silver in Individual Kumite, and Bronze in Individual Kata. Joanna was picked to be on the US Team (she lost to the eventual winner.)