Sunday, September 27, 2015

Our Math Star!

Maddy was inducted into Mu Alpha Theta this month...

Mu Alpha Theta (ΜΑΘ) is the US mathematics honor society for high schools and two-year colleges. In June 2015, it served over 108,000 student members in over 2200 chapters in the US and in 20 foreign countries. Its main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics.
Here she is after the ceremony with her best friend - we are so proud of her!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

This year we returned to our former tradition of spending Labor Day weekend with the Simards. We got rooms over on the East coast on Melbourne beach hoping to catch some sea turtle action since the hatchings are in full force this time of year. I got plenty of time to play with my camera :)

Mike saw a jellyfish in the ocean but I couldn't get a good shot until this guy came over and picked it up. He explained that he was a Biology teacher and you can't get stung if you pick up a jellyfish from the underside and keep the tentacles on the top. I won't be testing the theory any time soon but was very grateful for the photo opp!

The girls made great surfing subjects for some action shots :)

In the evenings we ate, chatted and played games. Jen killed us all in Apples to Apples. Twice!

And on the last day, Maddy and Mya got to release a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling that had been left behind in the nest...

I hope your Labor Day was everything you wanted it to be! Roll on Fall!!

The journey continues...

After a nail-biting couple of weeks, the new house purchase finally fell through after we failed to agree on a price that made sense given all the work that the inspection revealed was needed. We were really disappointed (mainly because we loved the location) but realize that having renters through next August was not really ideal and it obviously wasn't meant to be. So for now we are focused on selling our current house while keeping an eye out for what's available so that we can snap something up as soon as we have a buyer. It's an exercise in patience - not our strongest suit - but will all be worth it in the end I'm sure:). In the meantime we are enjoying our current home and fixing up out back to get ready for the cooler weather. It will be lovely to sit out and enjoy visitors like this lovely lady who came by last week:)

Keep your fingers crossed for us:)