which means I don't have a lot of time available to keep updating this blog, but I finally got a few minutes. (Or, at least, the little bits of time have finally added up to equal a post.) So, big brothers, here's some of what's happened recently.
Report cards arrived. An F with an asterisk on the final exam in Driver's Ed means automatic failure in the class, even when every other grade is an A. Good thing it's a data entry error and will eventually get corrected. (By the way, AP Exam scores and FCAT results came too, but they weren't as much fun to share.)
Jeff's room is no more. Sorry, Jeff. You can at least be grateful it took a whole year before Michelle decided to do some rearranging. I suspect the air conditioner going out in her old room had something to do with the timing.
In between her organizing, Michelle finished round two of her Personal Progress. We're so proud of her! Here she is putting the final stitches in her final project - a cross-stitch of the Salt Lake Temple.
It was a LOT of work, but turned out beautifully.The computer's been busy because the kids have been working on some online courses for school. However, for one of the assignments for his government class, Steven needed a field trip. We spent the morning observing a court session. He thought it was kind of boring, but I found the whole process fascinating. (Probably not something I'd want to do all day, every day, though.) We were there for a sentencing hearing and it was great seeing the principles of justice and mercy in action. It also took a full 90 minutes for the judge to basically say, "I'm sorry, but the jury already found you guilty, and my job now is just to tell you for how long you're going to jail." (That's why Steven thought it was boring.) We also listened to some pre-trial motions and got to see justice from the other end of the court process. Maybe someday we'll go back for an actual trial.
Finally, we made a trek to the beach to see for ourselves that there is no evidence of the oil spill on our pristine beaches.
Just lots of white sand. And warm water.