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Classic Text Messages from Our Girls

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Oh these make us smile as parents, for different reasons.

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Tags: littlesister · sister · technology

8th Grade Bridging Photos

May 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Friday night Sarah and her classmates at Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City Public Schools “bridged” up to 8th grade in a special ceremony held in the school auditorium. These are some photos of Sarah and her friends, who got ready together at another house. It’s amazing to see how old she looks […]

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Sarah’s Simple Machine Project

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

These are some photos and a video of Sarah’s eighth-grade simple machine project she completed this weekend.

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Tags: school · science · sister

Eliminating the Television

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do you remember when you used to go outside and play until dark? In the twenty-first century many children’s lives are centered around the television. They watch it when they wake up in the morning until they go to sleep at night. If I had the power to eliminate any invention in the world it […]

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Tags: english · school · sister · technology

Sarah as Chargee at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma

October 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Flashback to May 2010 when Sarah was a 5th grader at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma. Sarah was chosen to be “Chargee” (the school mascot) at a PTSA pep rally after an all-school fundraiser. I shot some video clips on a camera that we FINALLY (3.5 years later) took the media off the memory card! […]

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Inspired by the First All-Female USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry Air Crew

March 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rachel and Sarah had a wonderful opportunity yesterday to visit Tinker Air Force Base by Oklahoma City and tour a Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft with the first all-female crew in the history of the US Air Force. The girls spent about ten minutes in the cockpit checking out the controls and asking questions of […]

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Tags: littlesister · sister · trip

If That’s How It Is

December 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Sarah gave two wonderful performances last night at the Poteet Theater in Oklahoma City last night for her winter vocal audition. Way to go Sarah! Her vocal instructor and coach, Jay Prock, wisely scheduled a short vocal audition prior to the musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” as a result they had a nice […]

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Tags: sister · youtube

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

September 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Portsmouth, New Hampshire listen to ‘Portsmouth, New Hampshire’ on Audioboo I always like fall best you can eat juicy lobster from Atlantic waters and peppermint bark and blueberries and sea salt and vinegar chips and lots of seafood and hot chocolate and maple syrup at the town square and walk to the bonfire outside at […]

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Tags: english · poetry · sister · writing

Make Your Own Birthday Card

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Recently I was going to a friends birthday party, but didn’t want to buy a card. I usually just make one out of paper and crayons. But I had some spare time so I decided to create a card on the Internet and print it out. I had no clue how I was going to […]

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Remembering Travian

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments

This evening Sarah and I digitized most of her elementary writing portfolio. I posted most of these directly to this blog via email, using a Posterous site, but did not share the following poem from 3rd grade as she remembered the game “Travian” which Alexander and I played for about six months. Listen!

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Crazy for Cupcakes

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

This video (just over five minutes long) was Sarah’s final presentation for her 5th grade enrichment class at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma. She learned more about how cupcakes are made professionally and started a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, selling cupcakes. My apologies the audio is quiet in the middle of this video, […]

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Tags: cooking · school · sister

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The 5th grade program at Sarah and Rachel’s elementary school is tomorrow, and Shelly and I were able to see the dress rehearsal this morning. This is a clip I took on my new Kodak PlayTouch Camera, of Sarah and Ali singing, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me!” The basic plot of the musical is […]

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5th Grade Colonial Living History Museum

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments

This evening was the 5th grade Colonial Living History Museum event at our elementary school. This is a major highlight for 5th graders, who prepare for weeks to dress and act like a character from the US Revolutionary War era. Our fifth grade daughter was Catherine Barry, known as the “heroine of Cowpens.” Our current […]

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Tags: sister · socialstudies

Sarah & Ali Reflect on SuperStart

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Sarah and Ali created the following three minute, narrated slideshow using Sonic Pics on my iPhone in the car today, reflecting on the SuperStart event we attended this weekend in Grapevine, Texas. Technorati Tags: christian, church, texas, superstart, weekend, preteen, grapevine

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Learning about Scratch Basics

December 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sarah and Rachel recorded this fourteen minute Cinchcast with me today discussing their initial experiences learning how to create with Scratch software from MIT. They discussed learning how to move Sprites, about costumes, loops, coordinate geometry basics, and more. Download Scratch for free from scratch.mit.edu. Scratch resources from my Fall 2010 undergraduate course, “Computers in […]

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Peppermint Fudge Brownies

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

This evening Sarah recorded a new episode for “The International Cooking Show,” demonstrating how to cook Peppermint Fudge Brownies for a holiday potluck. The video is 7 minutes, 49 seconds long. This episode is significant for several reasons. First of all, it’s the first episode we’ve uploaded to a unique YouTube Channel for The International […]

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Photos from New England: December 2010

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve published all the photos from the trip Sarah and I took to New Hampshire and Maine last week to a new Flickr collection. I still have more videos to publish, but it’s good to have all the photos online. I’ve found if I don’t share photos fairly soon after a trip, lots of other […]

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Tags: sister · travel · trip

Family Thanksgiving Photos

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

We had a great time at Divine’s house for Thanksgiving this year! Technorati Tags: thanksgiving

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Tags: brother · dad · littlesister · mom · sister · travel

Good VoiceThread on Anti-Bullying

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah: One of my students created this excellent VoiceThread about stopping bullying. I thought you’d enjoy this and might want to share it with others. Technorati Tags: bully, bullying, education, ethics, school

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Yellow Cards

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

A nice thing that my church does is we have a concept called yellow cards. What you do is you get a yellow card and write either an encouraging word to ….. or write on the prayer chain. Also in the bulletin they have a special section just for the people who need prayer. I […]

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Tags: christian · sister · writing

Halloween 2010 Costumes

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

We had some pretty good looking trick or treaters in our family this year! Rachel and I were in Manhattan, Kansas for Halloween. Shelly posted two photos of Sarah and Alexander in their costumes, so we were able to see them when we were in Kansas, even if we didn’t get to trick or treat […]

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The Best Pork I’ve Ever Tasted

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

This video is an interview with Dr Brent Benkelman, as he supervised the final preparations of the 120th pig he’s cooked in his life. Brent co-hosts an annual pig roast potluck for friends in Manhattan, Kansas. See more photos from my Flickr set of this weekend’s festivities, which included the disappointing loss of KSU to […]

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Tags: food · sister · travel

Jack O’Lantern Carving Fun

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Each fall our family looks forward to carving pumpkins into jack o’lanterns in advance of Halloween. This year we did it pretty early in October, and unfortunately the weather was so warm the jack o’lanterns molded before Halloween! These were our creations this year! As you can see, lots of fun was had by all. […]

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Tags: art · brother · sister

Family fun at Furrs

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Sometimes the best photos are candid shots. These were a few pics we took in September on a Sunday when we went to Furrs downtown. I’d won a Furrs gift card and we used it well. Yum! Technorati Tags: family, photos, furrs

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Tags: brother · dad · food · littlesister · mom · sister

Fall trees in Edmond, Oklahoma

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah just posted a new video to YouTube. It was created using SonicPics on Dad’s iPhone. You can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdjmpw0KXS0 http://www.sonicpics.com Sent from my iPhone

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Tags: movies · sister

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