Sunday, March 31, 2013

Annabelle's calculus project

I can't even begin to explain this except to say that it's The Doctor's bowtie (from Dr. Who):

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Teacher's pet(s)

Trying to grade papers, and Eddie and Harvey want to "help":

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Iron? Pumped.

Mike spent the past weekend in south Florida at a powerlifting meet. Apparently FSU's teams, both men's and women's, came in first. Here's Mike with his teammates:

Here's a video of Mike's lifts:

Way to go, Mike!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Just . . . no

I'm sorry, but this is spring break. Spring break isn't supposed to look like this:

Or this:

Fred was up this morning clearing the sidewalks with his electric shovel:

Our neighbors seem to have maintained a sense of humor where the weather is concerned though:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Back to Kansas

Annabelle got home late last night from her choir trip to Orlando and the Bahamas. It sounds like she had a lovely time and is now ready for a week of stay-cation.

An envelope arrived from the University of Rochester right after she left. It was the results of her application to their GEAR program, a 5-year undergrad/graduate program in the engineering school. It was killing me not to open it, but I was a good girl and waited (especially because when I accidentally held the envelope up to a bright light and squinted, I could make out the word "Congratulations!"). She had me open it and tell her the results while she was travelling from Orlando to Kansas City by way of Chicago, and it was indeed good news. So assuming she sticks with computer science (or another engineering field), she's already got one acceptance for her masters degree!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Break season is upon us

Here are Mike and Sarah being totally adorable at Disney World earlier in the week:

Meanwhile Annabelle is off to the Bahamas with her school choir!

Saturday, March 09, 2013


I had such fun knitting the corgis for Mike and Sarah that I decided to do a basset hound for a friend who has THREE of them! I think it came out pretty cute:

Friday, March 08, 2013

Sunday, March 03, 2013


Back in December, Annabelle's Scholars Bowl team traveled to Washburn University to take part in a competition that would eventually be broadcast on our PBS station. Today was the first installment, and they won this round.

Hooray, Leavenworth High School!