Summer Chorus 2013


Again this summer, Miss M participated in a local summer camp where she had lots of fun (and learned a lot, too!). This is the second year in a row she’s attended this camp, and she always walks away from it with a smile on her face! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she attends camp with her bestest friend.

This year, M’s four classes included: chorus, art (drawing animals), math magic, and writing (book publishing). Not only did she bring home some great art, learn some fun math facts and publish a book, but as an added bonus, her chorus class put on a performance on the last day of camp. It was a medley of rock and roll music through the decades. Boy, did Daddy Bee and I enjoy hearing some of those tunes!


Miss M singing her solo!


Singing and Dancing


Star Performers

Book Club: Author Event


My book club is reading Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed this month, and we were lucky to attend a local event to hear Hosseini speak. It was a nice evening, and the conversation between Hosseini and the moderator was so very interesting! He even read an excerpt from the book, and afterwards my girlfriend and I agreed that we’d like him to come home with us and read the entire book aloud!


He was gracious enough to stay afterwards and sign books.

Update 7/14/13: Now that I’ve finished reading And the Mountains Echoed, I highly recommend it! It may just be my favorite book that he’s written so far.

Marshmallow Treats


Another goal of our Summer 2013 Bucket List was for us to do more things in the kitchen together. (Think: bake cupcakes, make banana bread, etc.) So, on a whim, we picked up all the ingredients for Marshmallow Treats!


I remember making these with my mom in the yellow kitchen of the home I grew up in. It was such an easy project…except when it came time to mix all those Rice Krispies into the melted butter and marshmallows! My mom was always so much better at it than I.

And, wouldn’t you know it, my daughter feels the same way! When it came time to mix in those Rice Krispies today, she gave it a try. But, she eventually asked me to do it and said, “You’re better at that than me.”

I explained to her that it was no biggie, and that I felt the exact same way when I was her age.

Hard for me to fathom, but some day she may just have this same conversation with her daughter!