Sunday, August 30, 2015

Happy 9th Birthday Emery!

Last month, we celebrated Emery's birthday.
This was Emz's year for a bash with her pals.
As usual, Sandy went all out and made it a blast.

The girls enjoyed the patio.
Played some crazy games!
And made cool crafts.
Emz had a great time. Thanks mom!
Happy 9th birthday!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lake Tahoe

Sandy's parents came up a while ago, and we took a little family vacation up to Tahoe.
But before we went, we always seem to do the tradition of a  little Bob Myung yard work.
We almost lost Matt.
And he almost got kidnapped!
They also went to a beautiful rose garden. Sadly, I was at work and Andrew was at school so we missed out.

The flowers were blooming!
Emery was jumping for joy.
So was Matt.
Then we finally made it up to Tahoe.
It was the first time for the boys and girl. I think I was here once as a kid.
We hiked down to the Lake - nice hat!
Matt liked the water.
So did Emz and Cancun.
It's like they're walking on water, eh?
Either Andrew or Emz took this pic. He/she apparently doesn't like to see our legs.
It was quite the fabulous trip to Tahoe!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Track Part 2

Andrew ended his first season of track about 3 months ago. But it ended well.
He flexed his muscles and ran a 5:49 mile. That's right, 5 minutes, 49 seconds. Amazingly, that wasn't even the best 7th grade boy time on his team. BMS has some fast milers.
He did pretty well in his favorite event, the 200. He made it to invitationals and even made it to the second heat. His personal best was somewhere around 28.0. Unfortunately, his fastest time was not timed at the event.
His long jump looks good, doesn't it? Unfortunately, others jump longer than 12 feet 9 inches.
But his best race was the 4 x 100 relay. His team finished 54.0 and made a 7th grade boys' record.
What a smooth hand off!
It was a great 2015 year of track at BMS for Andrew...except for some of his crazy fans!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Andrew!

We celebrated Andrew's birthday 2 months ago. Really, we did. I just haven't posted anything about it yet.
The "boy" is now almost 5'8" and proudly weighed about 114 pounds. Although those facts are already outdated as I think he's grown taller and gained quite a bit of weight since then.
We celebrated with some family Wii games.
In the big things in life, he's quite content. He only requested celebrating with his beloved Cancun and Auntie Char.
Well, we also took him out for burgers. What teenage boy doesn't like burgers?
Eat up young man! You've got some more growing to do.
Happy 13th Andrew! I am very proud of the young man that you are and look forward to what God will continue to do in your life!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Marvel Universe Live

Matt has really been into Marvel stuff lately (who isn't?). So I decided to take him to a live production of Marvel Universe.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but basically, it was a live action Marvel movie with Thor, Capt. America, Ironman, and all the other Marvel superheroes.
It was great to do something fun with Matt, just the 2 of us. We don't get a lot of 1 on 1 time so I'm glad we could do something that he wanted to do.
His favorite character is Capt America (for now) so he got a Capt America Boomerang to go with his hat. It was a great father son day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

National Junior Honor Society

I've got some catch-up to do with postings of things that happened long ago. Hopefully I can get them done before the new school year starts in just a couple of weeks. Last year, Andrew made the National Junior Honor Society.
It was a nice accomplishment to get straight A's except for one B in 7th grade and his first year in Middle School.
Can you spot him?
Great job Andrew!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Our last stop on this trip, of what seems to have lasted a lifetime as I blog through it, was the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in VA. This is different from the one in DC.
Our future pilot (maybe - no pressure bud, really), loves planes so we decided to check this place out. It was absolutely amazing. It didn't hurt that right in the beginning it had one of my favorite planes of all time - the SR-71A Blackbird.
It was an absolutely HUGE hangar filled with planes. It made all sorts of planes look small.
An actual Concorde Jet was here.
As was the actual Enola Gay.
Oh and the Space Shuttle Discovery just happened to be here too.
The boys and girl got to do some cool simulations.
Including landing the aforementioned Space Shuttle.
Mom even got to wear a space suit! Just kidding. Nobody's in there. But this museum was super cool. And though we didn't get to see EVERYTHING in the DC area, I think we came about as close as a family of 5 could in 2 1/2 weeks. Praise God for a great family vacation!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Jefferson Memorial

Some of my favorite memories of the first few years of our marriage include going down to the Jefferson Memorial. We would hang out there and look out at the Tidal Basin. We would see the Cherry Blossoms. It was a beautiful spot at night too.
Picnic lunches were always fun in front of Jefferson.
We decided to splurge and rent some paddle boats in the Tidal Basin. It was hard work! But we loved it. Sandy even loved it because she didn't have to paddle. Matt and Andrew were her paddle boat chauffeurs.
I don't think the boys and girl were quite as enthralled with TJ as we were back in the day.
But I hope that someday they'll look back and see things with enough perspective to truly appreciate it all. I think Andrew as trying to look very serious in this pic.