Friendship Dance – 11/5/2022

The Friendship Dance is like homecoming, but combined Webster Groves and Kirkwood high schools together. Coty and Sonora were both going to the dance. The plan was all of us to go to Danelle’s Parents house in Kirkwood. Drew would pick up the girls and they would go to dinner and the dance from there. … Continue reading “Friendship Dance – 11/5/2022”

October – 2023

Sushi is our cat star of the month. She’s claiming us. First with paws over Danelle. Then Sonora. Poor Drew, he sat still too long and Sonora braided his hair. Coty looked for Halloween costume ideas at GoodWill with me. I did some unicycling on Grant’s Trail. I also managed to patch a tire on … Continue reading “October – 2023”

All Dressed Up – 10/29/2022

In preparation for the Friendship Dance (the local version of Homecoming), I took Coty and Sonora shopping for dresses to wear to the dance. The prices were pretty reasonable, so Coty ended up getting two dresses. These will hopefully be useful both for dances here and when she gets back home. Sonora had trouble choosing … Continue reading “All Dressed Up – 10/29/2022”

Sick Of Camping? – 10/15/2022

We decided to go camping on a whim. We went to the state website to reserve a site at one of the lovely Missouri State Parks. To our dismay, it seems everybody else also wanted to go camping. We found a spot after lots of searching at Sam A Baker State Park. The park is … Continue reading “Sick Of Camping? – 10/15/2022”

Chalk – 9/18/2022

Sonora, Coty, and Eva took some sidewalk chalk outside and started drawing in the street. I went out with them to make sure they were aware of traffic. Lets see their art. Sonora teases Coty about Dora The Explorer and her Spanish. Eva drew some space objects. Eva posing mid space drawing. Coty making a … Continue reading “Chalk – 9/18/2022”

Birthday Celebration – 9/12/2022

We visited my (Danelle’s) parents today to celebrate mom’s birthday. One of her favorite desserts is angel food cake, so we made sure she didn’t go without! We spent a lot of time catching them up on recent happenings, and both girls shared photos of the fun things they’d been doing since Coty arrived. Danelle

Move In – 9/3/2022

Its been a long summer with lots of things going on. We had Coty arrive and now its time to send Corvin away to college. All of Corvin’s friends have already left for college and he has nobody local to hang around with. He was ready to leave. Friday afternoon, we picked up a rental … Continue reading “Move In – 9/3/2022”

August – 2023

School dance season is coming up and Sonora was getting ready, but maybe not. I don’t know what was going on with the kids here, but they were getting along wonderfully with lots of laughter. In anticipation of my upcoming motorcycle ride, I wanted to get some seat time. Turns out that the ferry to … Continue reading “August – 2023”

Dinner And Pizza – 8/30/2022

Like too many nights, we didn’t want to cook dinner. It was almost time to take Corvin to college and we just wanted a relaxing time together. Sonora picked Panera (St. Louis Bread Company) for dinner. We went out to get our food. The kids are getting along fantastic and we’re having wonderful conversation. Sonora … Continue reading “Dinner And Pizza – 8/30/2022”

First Day Of School – 8/22/2022

Today is the first day of school for my girls. Sonora and Coty are both starting their Junior year of high school. I can already tell its going to be great. As most kids are, they are both a little nervous and a lot excited. Coty has been in the country for 4.5 days and … Continue reading “First Day Of School – 8/22/2022”