Grace School Assignment

Grace wrote this note about “Mom” for at school for a writing assignment assignment. It was in a stack with all of her other schoolwork and we happened to see it. Needless to say it’s now on the refrigerator. Priceless.

First day of Little Flower

How exciting. Mom and Dad both there to send off Grace on her new adventure at Little Flower. We’re all so excited and have such great feelings that Grace is going to rock 3rd grade. Big thanks to family and friends who have been sending great wishes and encouragement.
click on the image below to view the album. No doubt many stories to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. WAY TO GO GRACE, WE’RE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU!!

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Last Day

Today: Grace’s last day at Van Gorder Elementary. We’ve made a change that feels like the right thing to do. Grace will start Little Flower Elementary this year.
Big hugs to everyone at Van Gorder. Teachers, Administration and all the staff. And all the great Red Hawks who have shared great and fun friendships with Grace. We hope those friendships will continue.

Grace UNR Summer Class Talent Show

Grace is enrolled in summer classes at University Nevada Reno. She’s taking classes on Egypt but there are also extra-curricular activities.

Earlier this week she auditioned for a talent show, with no preparation (we had no idea there was a talent show). She jumped in and sang “Home is Nevada”

!!She made the final cut!! ..beating out many who auditioned.

Here is her great performance at the talent show today:

Great Day Of Hiking/Exploring

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A fantastic day of exploring and lots of hiking.
Started in Lockwood where did a loop along the river. Grace met a nice girl and her dad …they were out doing the same.
Then over to “Old Lonesome Mountain” where we spent much of the day hiking hills and exploring. Beautiful day! Quite fun -and we sure got a workout! Zoey was along to share the fun and as always was well behaved and great company.


Road Trip Home From Grandparents in Oregon

Album and Video
Grace spent the last week in Oregon. Mom and Dad went up to surprise her and bring her home (a few days early, we missed her too much!!). Took a few pictures, mostly on the way home. Took a ride around Lake Britton and then the Pit #1 Powerhouse. Then into Burney Falls via the backside. A great time. Be sure to click on the image below to see album and Video.

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Great Family Weekend …Tahoe

Great weekend mini-vacation road-trip in our local area. Saturday morning up to Lake Tahoe with lots of fun. Then some exploring including Kirkwood meadows. Then dropped down into Minden where we stayed at CVI and Grace did lots of swimming Saturday night and Sunday morning. Then more good food and a detour through Virginia City. Back home Sunday evening, a great weekend. Pictures Below, Video Coming Soon
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Video of various things, the 2nd half is primarily many short random snippets.
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Amazing Twerelie

Grace was home from school today because it was a snow day. She spent much of the day having to entertain herself. Here is one of her projects. She took some of her Monster High dolls and created a story and took pictures ..which we then turned into a video. Grace calls this episode “Twerelie”.
V I D E O …enjoy:

Run With Girls Pics + Video

Update: Official Resultss HERE
So proud of Grace. Great job on the race.
…Here are pics of the Run plus breakfast and Discovery Museum

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and hers is a picture from the race coordinators that was in their recap newsletter. Here Grace has just crossed the finish line and receiving her medal. Note grace didn’t stop at the finish line, she ran all the way to the medal!!

NV Day Weekend, trip to see Tommy and Central Nevada

What a great Nevada Day Weekend.
Early friday a road trip to Central Nevada. Grace + Zoey + Dad. A few stops along the way, including Stokes Castle, Austin NV, the community park. Eventually our destination: Our good friend Tommy and his family’s 100+ year old ranch. Very rural, very genuine and our favorite place. Big rain storms, but we still carved a pumpkin, traded many good stories and shared lots of laughs. No electricity, wood stove for heat and plenty of chores to go around.

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