Parade of Lights 2020–Covid edition

Just like everything else this year, Parade of Lights looked a little different. Since crowds couldn’t gather to watch the parade, the organizers decided to stage the floats downtown for a couple of weeks so everyone would have a chance to walk by and enjoy at their leisure. I thought it was pretty fun to…

Halle’s 17th birthday

Dear Halle, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, STOP GROWING! Only one more year of childhood for you. Wow. It’s been a strange, strange year to be in High School. So many experiences cancelled or delayed. And that has brought a lot of disappointment and uncertainty. But I hope we can still…

Happy 14th Birthday, Josh!

Dear Josh, What a weird year it’s been. I’m glad of two things. 1. That we’ve been able to spend so much time together as a family. 2. Donald Trump is no longer President. Your birthday was on election day, and you graciously allowed us to watch election coverage on your big night. And it…

Nightmare Before Christmas

This turned out to be such a fun theme! Halle found an amazing Jack Skellington dress that kicked off the whole thing. I think in the beginning only Halle was really excited about it. But by Halloween we were all fully on board! I think everyone looks amazing. And it was so much easier to…

Where I’m from

I love this project the 8th graders do. They have to really think about what makes them, them. I loved Josh’s and wanted to share it here. It’s so perfect.

September 2020 recap

Labor Day trip to Grand Lake. We let each kid invite a friend. This was a fun way to travel! It was a bit colder than we would have liked, but we had fun at the lake, playing games, swimming in the pool, and wandering around the cute town.

Back to School Bash VIII

Back to School Bash looked quite a bit different this year due to social distancing guidelines. Instead of inviting everyone we know, each kid got to invite just a couple friends. I didn’t even need to order donuts or ice blocks in advance. Even though it wasn’t quite the same, I’m still glad we kept…