A big thank you to my friends at IFT

18 07 2010

If you are reading this due to a card I gave you in Chicago, I want to thank you for your support, and feel free to contact me here, or at the email address I provided you.

I originally intended this blog to communicate events in my family’s lives to my long distance families, but it has become much more than that to me – more of a calendar of the events of my life.  Today belongs here as well.

I believe that there are times in your life when things happen for a reason.  This is probably one of them for me.

I also believe that who you know is just as important as what you know.

You, my friends, are some of my biggest assets, and I appreciate the outpouring I received today.

Thank you all, a hundred times over.


For her summer project, she learned to fly an airplane.

15 07 2010

Well, a remote control airplane, at least!  Girly went to Summer Camp for 6th Grade girls to be introduced to the math and engineering departments at the local college.  And she learned about computer aided drafting, built an airplane, made a website, took a trip in an airplane, ran a flight simulator and flew her model that she built!

Unfortunately, the plane landed in a corn field and broke the tail.  But not to fear!  We got a new plane which will be taken to Grandpa’s so she can learn from an expert on how to fly models!

Tie Dye with the Boy Scouts

14 07 2010

We helped a local troup make shirts for camp – they needed to match for patrols and thought tie dye would be good.  What follows are a few of the shirts they made that day….

Coming up soon, a sewing project and some tie dye for us!

The contortionist….

14 07 2010

Or…  How Gus sleeps.