Saturday, June 1, 2013
Week at the Boyacks - Week 51 and 52
Well... I did it. With this post I will have completed a report for 52 weeks... one entire year. This has been the best journaling experience I believe I've ever done. There is something about needing to return and report - to the world in this case - that really makes a person successful.
I am not the only family member accomplishing big goals. A couple of weeks ago Myles graduated from New mexico State University. We, of course, didn't get to go, and we just got this picture of his big day. We are proud of him just the same. With that graduation came a big move. McKay and Myles packed up their belongings and moved north (I must add that they stopped too soon) to Salt Lake City for more school. This time, McKay will be going to school for 15 mouths to finish her LMT training and Myles will work. Then, the plan is for Myles to go to Grad School. After that, it is my vote that the packing begins again and the trek north west begins again. (really big cheesy grin).
It is the end of the school year. That means final concerts and awards. Hannah is one smart cookie. She earned a Rotary Award in English. She was surprised. Why is it that my kids don't think they are good at writing and English? Come On! I was a good teacher. I promise. In fact, she took a test in her English class where she was asked to write for 15 minutes and 15 minutes only. After it was graded she got 18/16. Yes. You read that right. She exceeded the requirements! The truth is she was nominated in multiply classes... English just won out. She also got Most Valuable Alto and Most Valuable Choir Member at her final concert. (Once again.... I am lame and didn't get a picture of the concert... but I did share a few videos of the choirs on Facebook). She's been asked to be in Honors English and Honors Global Studies next year. It looks like her grades will be a 4.0 for her first official year in public school. Sigh. Sure miss her at home though.
Chad is finishing this year pretty well. He's got a B+ or an A- in his collage math class. He is all signed up to start his Early College Now program in the fall. He will earn his GED, a HS diploma and college credit all at once. The best part is that someone else pays for it. :) He went to take his placement test and scored high! He didn't want me to post the scores, but let's just say he was surprised and his adviser was surprised. I'm not. Once again. I did my best to be a good teacher... even if he disagrees... and he is one smart kid... even if he doesn't believe in his own abilities. His scores were so high that he will move write into collage classes with no issues. His math classes at the HS also give him what he needs so that he won't need to take math in college. He's off to a great start for his goals.
So... the big chickens were kicked out of the coop and put in the little pen away from the coop. That will show them. Meanwhile, the little chickens are loving Ruling the Roast. I'm not sure they have figured out how to go up the bridge to the nesting boxes and roasts, but they scratch, eat and drink down below like happy little campers. At this point they may all get moved into the coop at the end of the week. If they are not nice the big, old chickens' names may all change to Dinner! Stew! Drumstick! Faijita!
... he also likes to steel your chair if you are playing a game or watching a movie on the computer. He even gets crank if he decided the recliner is his chair for the day. I think it's time to get Kimber's little rocking chair from the attic for Ben's use.
Ta-dah! Did I mention she loves short hair. We got her some gel and she has gone nuts creating different looks!
This weekend Hannah and John went to the temple with the youth in the ward...
They were nice enough to take a few pictures for me... :)
meanwhile, Kimber and I went sunbathing at Lilli's game. Seriously... we got sunburned!
Lilli did well. She got to play lots... third base and pitcher mound (adults were pitching). She also did a great hitting. However, her last turn at bat she was tired. She swung at everything. It was hot and they were all ready to go home. It was fun that the Tapasa's came to cheer the team on too! Thanks guys!
We also all went to watch Hannah perform with the Seuss Troope at school. They told Seuss stories. We borrowed the set from the Dance Studio. It worked out perfectly!
In all.... it's been a great couple of weeks. Thanks for checking in!