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The End of Summer for Logan!

The End of Summer for Logan!

Well, August started off with a bang for Logan! He had an absolutely fabulous time as a film student at the California State Summer School for the Arts, held on the campus of Cal Arts for most of July and the beginning of August. He (and hubby and I) were very apprehensive about this program… Continue Reading

The Beautiful Country Around Aspen, CO

The Beautiful Country Around Aspen, CO

We’re back!!!!! Hubby and I took a trip up to the Aspen area to visit Liam, who is spending the summer at the Aspen Music Festival. We found this cute cabin to rent in Redstone, which is about an hour away from Aspen: Hubby is a fly fisherman, one of the big attractions of this… Continue Reading

Another Milestone for Logan!

Another Milestone for Logan!

I dropped Logan off on a scorching Saturday at CSSSA. He’s never been away from home without family, except for a couple of science camps in middle school, and in that class his whole entire class along with their science teacher were there. He and I were a BOTH bit apprehensive, but felt better after meeting… Continue Reading

International Trombone Festival 2017!!!

International Trombone Festival 2017!!!

Last week was…Overwhelming. Amazing. Stressful. Awesome. Exhausting. Pride-enducing. Blog-writing-negation! I knew it was gonna be crazy, but I had no idea how much! Hubby (and his amazing team) has been working on arranging and hosting the International Trombone Associations 2017 festival for 2 years, and last week was the time!!!! So many amazing performances played… Continue Reading

Milestones in the Past Month!

Milestones in the Past Month!

Today is the last day of school for Logan, hooray! This year was a tough one for Logan (and his parents). It’s done, and he’s learned a lot from everything. Here’s hoping that a month of R&R followed by a month of awesome learning about all the ins and outs of filmmaking at the CSSSA will… Continue Reading

Logan is 16!

Logan is 16!

How can it be that my baby is 16 years old???? Life has a way of speeding by, doesn’t it? The highlights of Logan’s birthday celebration were: I made him profiteroles (which are basically big cream puffs that are filled with ice cream and topped with a sauce of some kind) and they were a big… Continue Reading

2 Reasons to Celebrate!

2 Reasons to Celebrate!

While I’ve been struggling with a wicked cold and teaching the first week of May Term, my boys have both had a reason to celebrate! First off, Logan, who is a sophomore in high school, got into the California State Summer School for the Arts! Specifically, the film program. He and we are so excited… Continue Reading

A Quick Break for Liam

A Quick Break for Liam

We got to hang out with Liam last week! Vanderbuilt’s Spring Break was last week and unlike last year when he and the rest of the trombone studio did a concert tour to Virginia and then performed at the American  Trombone Workshop, he got to come home instead! He got to spend a week decompressing….and… Continue Reading