Through a series of quirky circumstances, and incredible good luck, in May of 2006 we met a 15 year-old boy from Wichita named Lee Offill. Lee had won a statewide competition in computer technology sponsored by the division of information technology for the State of Kansas. The prize was a paid summer internship. It was clearly designed for college students. The good people at the State were very surprised to learn that their prize winner was a mere 15 years old. In fact, they wouldn't allow Lee to start his internship until he turned 16. In a flashback to 2006, here is Lee as we helped him celebrate his 16th birthday.
For the last several years, Helen and I have celebrated our wedding anniversaries by traveling south, lounging around on sandy beaches and watching the sun set. This year, we celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary by traveling west, lounging around in a comfy cottage and watching George dance. Thanks to the generosity of the Holmes family, we were treated to the perfect cottage hideaway in Hillsborough.
While there, we followed George and his parents on a hike through the redwoods
and witnessed a nice sunset at Half Moon Bay.
But mostly, we just hung out and played with George.
No doubt, it was an Anniversary trip fit for Grandparents.
Happy Anniversary, Helen.
When we returned home, we had the sad task of taking Katharina to the airport for her return trip to Germany.
Thank you, Kina for visiting. We miss you already.