College visit

While kid #1 recently finalized his college situation, kid #2 is just starting to think about future plans. So we headed up to Kansas State University with Zach and a friend who was also interested in K-State. Neither of the boys have an idea of what they want to study, so we listened to the … Continue reading College visit

February’s polar vortex

February started out okay, and then all of a sudden it got cold. Like really cold. Historic Arctic outbreak brings dangerous cold, snow and ice to central and southern U.S. reports the Washington Post. And from CBS news, Polar vortex brings most extreme winter weather in years. Friday, Feb. 12The "feels like" temperature was -15. … Continue reading February’s polar vortex

Soccer banquet and senior event

Yesterday, we had our soccer banquet (normally it's in November). The banquet was via Zoom and included the year-end video and recognition. Both boys earned another pin for their Varsity letter. The year-end video included videos from throughout the year, and photos of every player from all the teams (C-team, JV and Varsity). Here's the … Continue reading Soccer banquet and senior event

#COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

Welp. Our hybrid in-person learning lasted nine weeks. When we went back to school after our six month "spring break" (after a three week delay), our area's COVID positivity rate was around 5%. Now it's over 20%. We will be learning remotely until at least Thanksgiving, and then reassess the situation. Update Nov. 24: At … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

October snow

What the what? It's October 26 and the "feels like" temperature outside is 12 degrees. There's snow on the ground and we got our first snow day ... sorta.How does a snow day work when kids only "got to school" two days a week? You get an email from the school that says "...students scheduled … Continue reading October snow