Thursday, August 27, 2009
Posted by Kim at 9:59 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Our big family vacation this year was to the lovely beach town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica in the Guanacasta region. It was tropical and gorgeous.
We drove from the city of San Jose to the coast so that we could score a direct flight from Denver. It was great to drive through the country and see the topography and vegetation. We will definitely see some volcanoes the next time we visit.
Here Rachel is on her back floating away after she and Dave got worked on the surfboard. "No worries, Dad. I'm wearing a life vest and I love salt water up my nose."
One morning as we walked to the beach Ben could be heard saying, "Oh, those look so good." As is Ben's habit, I assumed he saw a souvenir or food item that he wanted. When I asked him what had caught his eye he replied, "The waves. It's gonna be a great day to surf." I'm not sure anything could make Dave prouder than recognizing clean waves...
For some reason, that I could never understand, Ben loves to do handstands in the ocean. He spent hours upside down out there.
Posted by Kim at 9:07 PM
Monday, August 24, 2009
Dave is a new seminary teacher for the high-school-aged kids in our church. Which means he has to be on the Air Force Academy base by 6am with a lesson for 15 teenage students. A lesson based on church doctrine that will somehow not bore them to tears and make it worth their time to arrive at 6am before a long school day. Daunting.
Posted by Kim at 9:02 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Posted by Kim at 4:19 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Posted by Kim at 5:22 PM
Jake started eighth grade on Tuesday. As I expected, he did not return home with a glowing report.
He'll be taking Spanish and digital media this year and he has a goal to get all A's. I know he can do it. The question is: can I let him figure out how to get it done without adding my two-cents? I hate to see him procrastinate but I need to let him do it his way this year. No nagging.
I'm happy to report that after school on Friday Jake was able to admit that he likes a majority of his teachers. It's not going to be such a terrible year after all...
Posted by Kim at 6:15 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's crazy how much they've grown! Jake did not have his first day until Tuesday so he is "hiding out" in his pajamas.
Posted by Kim at 10:16 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Is it too much to say even a bit traumatic for all of us?
Posted by Kim at 7:56 PM