I have read before that when overwhelmed at a task, that you should just start right where you are and move forward. Well, I have missed an entire school year on our blog and that disappoints me because we did a lot of great things. I will do a quick little recap and hope to get some pictures in as well.
Cam started and finished 7th grade at Sossaman this year. He was very nervous to start a new school but he loved it! It was nice to have a new teacher every hour, and to have more kids on campus with the same interests. Cam fell in love with the STEM/Robotics Club and his team even went on to compete at the state level. I believe they came in 16th overall. He also excelled at band. They played several concerts with the last one being my favorite. The percussion class played a song on steel trash cans. Awesome!!! Cam finished his 7th grade year with straight A’s!
Carsten started and completed 4th grade at San Tan. He had his first male teacher and I think it was really good for him. He started the year out being very shy but by the end of school he had a couple lines in their Reader’s Theater play of Stella Luna and earned a Student Leadership Award for the 4th quarter. He continued on in Cub Scouts this year as well.
Our family enjoyed a couple of trips during the school year. We joined the Reed’s on a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise. The boys loved that and enjoyed having their cousins to play with as well. Heather went out to see her new niece in Wisconsin. Eloise Elizabeth Weiss was born in October 2015. It was a joy to spend some time with Jocelyn and her family. Heather did not enjoy the driving in/after snow. Heather and Mark took a quick adult trip to Las Vegas and really had a good time celebrating the 21st birthday of Heather’s friend’s (Jennie) son. In March our family escaped for a quick birthday celebration in Oceanside, CA. We were surprised by the condition of our favorite beach. The weather had cause severe erosion to the beach. It didn’t hamper our stay on the Strand in the least.
Heather and Mark are still with the same employers and things are going well. We added granite counter tops and got a new roof on the house. Heather got a new car, Blueberry the Chevy Captiva. We had to say goodbye to Abbie in May. It broke our hearts that we were unable to do more for her. She is missed daily.
We have a big trip planned to visit London this summer and Cam will turn into a teenager!! Yikes! Hope to post more frequently in the future. I will also try to add some pictures.