Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine gifts, feet and pillows

Our Valentine's Day included nice Valentine gifts ....
a nice visit with Oma and a pair of Valentine feet ....
and some nice Valentine pillows.
Sweet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SRQ talks about women in technology

Iridescent invites Samantha to the Mountain View Googleplex to speak at their Technovation Challenge so she can share her experiences and inspire young women about career opportunities in technology.



Good job Samantha!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

64th Wedding Anniversary

On January 30, 2012, my parents celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  Yep ... 64 years of marriage.  Here is their wedding photo from 1948:
They met at Union Station in Kansas City.
To help them celebrate, Helen and I took them to Kansas City for a couple of days.  Luckily, SACII and Nancy were able to join us. We all enjoyed visiting the now refurbished Union Station and dining at Pierponts, the fancy restaurant inside:
We also watched as Dad reenacted their first conversation at the train station
and his offer to drive Mother home to Topeka.  But first, they stopped for dinner at the (now closed) Terrace Grill
(old photo courtesy of Card Cow.com)
inside the Muehlebach Hotel (now a Marriott Hotel) followed by Dad's now famous claim that he couldn't remember where he parked the car.  Sure, Dad.  Whatever.  To this day, Mother refers to herself as a "Train Station Pick-Up."

Thanks Dad and Mother for getting married.  Mega thanks for having 2 sons.  Thanks also for being such great parents and role models.
Love you.
Happy 64th Anniversary.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

AFS weekend

Last weekend the Topeka AFS Chapter hosted high school exchange students from all around Kansas for a weekend retreat.  We got to host 3 students that are currently living in Wichita.  Portugal, Italy and Germany were all represented.   With our dear friend from South Korea who is here for her second exchange year at Topeka High School, we lined them all up for a photo.
Saturday night we gathered more exchange students, some local students and some weekend host parents for a casual pizza dinner.
Brazil, Ukraine and Chile were also represented.  It was very international.  The yummy frozen yogurt dessert was very American.