Coty At The Airport – 5/29/2023

The saddest day in my life was today. I was torn between two cities. In the west, I was in Kansas City with my mom. In the east, my adopted daughter, Coty, was heading home to Argentina after living with us for nearly a year. There was never a doubt how many lives she brightened … Continue reading “Coty At The Airport – 5/29/2023”

Coty’s Farewell Party – 5/26/2023

Coty has spent the whole school year with us. She’s impacted our lives in the most positive way since August. Unfortunately, its time to part ways. This is her party with all of her close school friends. Some of the food we had for the party. Coty is no stranger to putting in hard work. … Continue reading “Coty’s Farewell Party – 5/26/2023”

Track Awards – 5/20/2023

Track season has finished. Coty got to participate in the ceremony as a senior. She had a fantastic time and made even more friends. Sonora finished her third year earning an award for her leadership on the team. Here is the throwing team with coach. In a sad note, Coach Bufka (sorry if I spelled … Continue reading “Track Awards – 5/20/2023”

Dragon Boat Training – 5/20/2023

I was the first person to register for the MR340 this year. I was signed up as a solo paddler. However, I got invited to join a dragon boat that thought they could break the record in that division. I’ve been wanting to go faster and the idea of setting a record was too tempting … Continue reading “Dragon Boat Training – 5/20/2023”

Coty’s Graduation – 5/19/2023

When Coty came to the US, she enrolled into high school as a junior. The school made some exceptions and granted her status as a senior. Just her language skills alone would give her that status in my opinion. So today we celebrated Coty graduating from high school! She walked with the senior class. Here … Continue reading “Coty’s Graduation – 5/19/2023”

Cardinals Birthday Game – 5/15/2023

Another trip around the sun for Sonora, turning 17 today. She wanted to go to a Cardinals game and get really good seats. 4 tickets later and the GDP of a small country in TicketBastard fees and she had the seats she wanted. Front row! The lineup was Drew, Sonora, Coty, and Danelle. This game … Continue reading “Cardinals Birthday Game – 5/15/2023”

More Track – 5/5/2023

The kids had another track meet. Actually there is at least one a week during the season. Today’s track meet was focused on hair. The ladies were braiding anybody with long hair. Sonora got split braids and was quite happy with it. On a tree near the throwing area was this large moth. It didn’t … Continue reading “More Track – 5/5/2023”

Dresser Island Paddle – 5/4/2023

We saw an open invitation by adventure extraordinaire and friend, Dan Strieker to come out and paddle Dresser Island. Dan often goes off on paddling adventures and posts them out to Facebook. I didn’t want to be left out this time and it sounded awesome. Danelle was able to come with me. Dan was there … Continue reading “Dresser Island Paddle – 5/4/2023”