Sunday, October 30, 2016

Samantha turns 36

For years, my parents told me that it was easier for them to accept their ages than to accept mine. Now I get it. Last week Samantha turned 36. THIRTY-SIX!?!  No, I am waaaaaay too young to be the parent of a 36 year old. Judging from the binary code blaze on the cake, maybe not.
We traveled to California to see for ourselves. Our trip was a total blast. It included pumpkin patch adventures,
some nice walks,
some yummy ice cream that was Nitrogen frozen in front of us 
and some nice dinners together.
Happy Birthday, Samantha.
We are very proud of you and your 36 years.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jorge, New York and Hamilton

In the Summer of 2007, Jorge left Paraguay for Topeka to attend Washburn University. He lived with us for 2 years. He studied hard and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washburn in 2011.
 After graduation, Jorge moved to New York. Now, five years later, we went to see him. He and Aaron hosted us in their chic West Village co-op.

We did some exploring,
met some fun characters at Times Square,
saw The Book of Mormon
and took Jorge to see ... wait for it ... Hamilton. 
New York City is truly amazing.
Thanks, Jorge.
Thanks, New York.