Friday, September 20, 2019

Some Sad Moments

This week definitely had some sad moments. First, Tuesday was the first anniversary of Grandaddy's passing. It doesn't seem possible that it has already been a year. We miss him so very much. There are so many things from the last year with us and the boys that we wish he could have been there for or that we could have talked to him about. But we are thankful for all of the awesome memories that we do have.

Second, on Wednesday evening we found out that one of our friends from Druid Hills passed away in Mississippi, Charles Reid. Charles and Eunice moved there to live with one of their children after finding out last year that he had cancer. During the years we spent in Ocala, they became Aunt Eunice and Uncle Charles to our kids, showing up to cheer at baseball games, hosting us for dinner at their house and pool time, and so much more. Charles was a kind and gentle man and very patient with our boys. He will be missed.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cross Country Meet #2

Wednesday night Wesley ran in his second Cross Country meet for Carver Middle School, this time held at Oak Park Middle School in Leesburg. He improved on both his place and time from last week, finishing 26/72 with a time of 13:07! That's three places better and 3:44 minutes faster! Great job buddy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Culinary Awards Night

Tonight we went to the Culinary Open House and Awards night at Leesburg High School for Parker. Chef Bell gave an overview of the program for new students and their parents and then handed out the certificates to the ten kids from last year who took the Serve Safe certification exam and passed. Parker now has two culinary certifications from his classes at Carver and LHS. And this exam acts like taking an Advanced Placement exam for Parker and helps his weighted GPA. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019


This cat loves to climb and spends hours on top of the walls above the kitchen. But he's also an awesome bug tracker and this was him the other night trying to catch  a small bug that was crawling  on the wall. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Middle School Open House

Thursday night we went to te last of the three Open Houses for the beginning of the school year. This time for Wesley at Carver. When we went into his gym class we found his name on the board. Currently he has the second best mile time for boys in the school's history! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Cross Country - First Meet

On Wednesday this week Wesley ran in his first cross country meet for Carver Middle School. The meet was held at Windy Hill MS in Clermont. Wesley ran for varsity boys. There were 60 kids in the 2 mile race multiple elementary schools all over the county. 

Wesley finished 29th out of 60 with a time of 16:51! He had a really great time and is looking forward to more of these over the next several weeks. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Elementary Open House

Tuesday night this week we got to go to Fruitland Park Elementary for Open House for Davis and meet his teachers, Mrs Frates (English and Social Studies) and Mrs Kerness (Math and Science). He seems to be making the adjustment well and his teachers are great. Mrs. Frates has a definite love for Harry Potter as you can tell by her classroom decorations.