Thursday, April 25, 2024

Tyson made it on the 7th grade boys soccer team. It wasn't a gimmie since he doesn't regularly play soccer. In fact, the last time he played on a team was over six years ago when he played for a recreational team in the Fall of 2018.

He was determined to earn his spot. There were many days leading up to the start of the season, that he would go out to practice with his friends.

Tyson played hard. Being a smaller kid on the field, he was not afraid to get in the mix with other boys who were a whole head taller than him.

They ended the season tied for 3rd in the district.

Thursday, April 18, 2024


Tyson is Student of the Month... again.

Thursday, April 11, 2024


My view of the eclipse from home.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

After five years, I made the trip back to DC. This time, there would be no government shutdown. This time, the cherry blossoms would be in bloom. This time, I would bring the family. But not the whole family. 

The boys HS soccer team made it into the playoffs and advanced. Unfortunately, the second round game would be on Thursday night (the day we leave for our trip). And if they were to win and advance to the third round, they would play on Monday (and we would still be in DC).

I had let the big boys decide if they still wanted to go to DC or stay home and play with their team. Jacob decided to continue on with the trip as planned and Andrew decided to stay home and play in what he said was possibly "a once in a lifetime" opportunity. So with that, we took a family trip (five nights) without Andrew.