Well, I see I completely skipped our time in Kansas on this blog. I guess I never feel like we’re doing anything anyone other than family wants to know. This spring was much the same only shorter than usual. We arrived in Sedgwick just before Easter and left on May 16.
The major thing we’ve done in the past few weeks is spend time with our daughter and her family. We got back just in time for Jadelyn to spend the weekend with us while her parents and Ben and Bailey went to Texas with the Bible quiz team. Their team, Northridge Blue, took second overall for the year and Ben was named the winner of the Herb Frazier award, signifying excellence in quiz and leadership and voted on by all the teams. We couldn’t be more proud of them.
Part of the joy for a grandmother is being able to attend end of school events, programs and awards ceremonies. We only have one more year of lower elementary music programs with Jadelyn. It is always fun to see what their music teacher comes up with for a script and how he rewrites classic 50s and 60s songs to fit the production. The older kids have a combined vocal and band event during the next week. I love seeing how much progress the band has made since they started as 5th graders. This is the last of those programs for Ben and Bailey since they will be in the high school vocal and instrumental programs next year.
And that brings us to the real reason we were in Kansas for this period of time. Sedgwick schools always have an 8th grade graduation program to celebrate that monumental promotion and we wouldn’t miss it. Those are our two blond-headed graduates waiting for the program to begin.
This year Bailey was one of the two valedictorians and got to give the welcoming speech. It is always difficult to get good pictures from a distance, but regardless of picture quality, she did a great job!
The morning after graduation, we started out on a new adventure in a familiar area. This summer we will be RV camp hosts at Golden Bell Nazarene Camp RV park just a few miles from Divide, CO. We are in Teller County, which is our favorite part of Colorado anyway. The key landmark here is Pikes Peak and this year it is snow covered. We can’t see it from our camp site because here in Colorado, it’s hard to see the scenery–there’s always a hill or a tree in the way!
Just a week ago today they got 14″ of snow here at the camp and a very small portion of it was left when we arrived yesterday.
We’re due to attend a community chapel to meet the permanent staff and other summer staffers. The ones we’ve met already have made us feel welcome and by tomorrow morning, we should have a smattering of knowledge about what we are supposed to be doing. Excitement awaits!