Week 14 – Summer!

This week marked the beginning of summer! Falyn spent the week playing games and riding bikes with her friend that lives across the street.

Jared and Riley had their wisdom teeth taken out on Monday and spent the week recovering.

On Saturday I took graduation pictures of Kayli with her friends from elementary school. They graduated together from SBS 8 years ago and are now all college graduates.

Sunday was Father’s Day and we got to celebrate it with Dan’s parents and two of his siblings. Falyn was excited to see her cousin that lives in Ohio.

This week’s COVID-19 cases totals:

  • World – 9,041,900
  • USA – 2,356,657
  • California – 178,567
  • Orange County – 10,595
  • Westminster – 223

Week 13 – Last Week of Remote Learning

Jared, Riley, and Aidan all finished school this week. We are all hoping this marks the end of remote learning and that all the kids will be able to physically attend school in the fall. The twins continued working on their Eagle projects and are almost done. Riley is making games for a school and Jared is making a cart to store electronics devices for visually impaired kids at another school.

This weekend Falyn’s Scouts BSA Troop had a camp-in. Falyn set up her tent in the backyard and participated in zoom activities with the other girls in her troop. She said it was a lot of fun.

I did grad portraits for Kayli and her friend this weekend. They are friends from high school and went to different colleges. We went to several spots and got some great pictures of them.

This week’s COVID-19 cases totals:

  • World – 8,108,667
  • USA – 2,182,950
  • California – 155,601
  • Orange County – 8,759
  • Westminster – 193

Week 12 – Falyn’s 8th Grade Graduation

Falyn graduated from SBS today. It certainly was not the graduation we imagined when the school year started. They are suppose to have an actually graduation ceremony in July, but we went ahead and celebrated on the day she was scheduled to graduate.

That makes 20 years, 6 kids, and 5 graduations we’ve had there! It’s the end of an era and the start of a new one.

I took all the knowledge I’ve gained from helping Talia, Kayli, and Aidan get into college and put it into a workbook to help high school students with the college application process. It’s called Getting In! The best time to start preparing for your college applications is when you start high school. I ordered a copy for Falyn so she can start thinking about colleges and start to gather data she will need to apply. But don’t worry if you are starting the process later – this book will guide you through it, helping you get your applications turned in on time.

I was super excited to get a #1 New Release badge for my book this week!

Jared and Riley spent the weekend working on their Eagle Scout projects. They are coming along and hopefully will be finished in the next week or so.

This week’s COVID-19 cases totals:

  • World – 7,082,598
  • USA – 2,007,449
  • California – 131,710
  • Orange County – 7,440
  • Westminster – 169

Week 11 – Last Week at SBS

This week marked the last week of remote learning for Falyn. It wasn’t the last day of school we had expected to end our 20 years at SBS. She was supposed to graduate next week but the ceremony was moved to July. We will still celebrate next week.

Falyn participated in OCBSA’s Digital Dash. She has been riding her bike everyday for 1-2 hours and racked up over 90 Kilometers of biking between May 18 and May 29!

We were excited to watch the launch of SpaceX launch of two American astronauts to the ISS on Friday. We all held our breath as it took off and cheered when it made it to space.

We also watched the docking of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday. Since Dan and I both worked on the ISS project, it was especially fun for us to watch all the footage from inside the ISS.

This week’s COVID-19 cases totals:

  • World – 6,372,661
  • USA – 1,859,323
  • California – 115,234
  • Orange County – 6,474
  • Westminster – 134