Category Archives: family

Extreme Empty Nesting

Extreme Empty Nesting

A lot has been going on in my personal life this year, and it’s past time to share some of it. After 15 years as Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, my husband is headed to DeKalb, IL to become the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois… Continue Reading

Liam’s Senior Recital

Liam’s Senior Recital

I’ve got some catching up to do!!! Back in late March we all Travelled to Nashville for Liam’s senior recital – Liam played stupendously! The most difficult piece was a Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano that Liam transcribed for trombone and piano, it was truly divine! He then played the Nino Rota concerto and the… Continue Reading

A Busy Holiday Break!

A Busy Holiday Break!

What a busy holiday we’ve had! We had a fabulous Christmas! Stirling always gets REALLY into present opening, whether it’s for him or not, he’s always exhausted by the end of the day: The day after Christmas the tree came down and all four of us started painting the living room! As you can see,… Continue Reading

Another Update on Logan’s ’68 VW Bug

Another Update on Logan’s ’68 VW Bug

The summer is quickly ending! I’ve been spending a lot of time prepping for my classes that start at the University of Redlands next week, but I also spent last weekend helping with the bug. Hubby (and Logan, but mostly Hubby) spent a LONG time this summer stripping ALL the paint off the bug and… Continue Reading

The First of Many Lasts

The First of Many Lasts

Well, today is the last time I get to take back to school pictures in front of our front door!!! Logan is starting his last year of high school, hooray!!!! Even more exciting He doesn’t have a first period class so doesn’t need to be at school until 8:30!!! He can DRIVE HIMSELF!!!!! Ah, that… Continue Reading

Work on the ’68 VW Bug Update

Work on the ’68 VW Bug Update

Back in late December I shared with you the start of an adventure my hubby is taking with our younger son Logan: taking a rough 1968 VW Bug and making it driveable and looking nice (but not restoring it, which is apparently a whole ‘nother level of work and budget!). It ran, but not very… Continue Reading

A Fun Visit to Massachusetts!

A Fun Visit to Massachusetts!

While on break before Mayterm last week, Logan and I went back to Massachusetts to visit with my family as well as a couple of colleges. The weather was nice (cool, but not cold) and we had a great time! We stayed with my Mom and Step-Dad who live about an hour (with no traffic)… Continue Reading