Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The graduate

In the spring of 2005, Ryan "graduated" from Mt. Olive Early Childhood Education Center.
He donned a paper mortarboard... 
 and marched across the stage...
with his fellow classmates. 
So distinguished!
Here is receiving his diploma...
from his favorite teacher, Mrs. Knight. 
 There were snacks and drinks after the ceremony.
"You're next, little brother." 
Spring 2005

Monday, May 21, 2018

Changing of the guard

Vehicle maintenance has always been one of Seth's duties, but Ryan decided to tackle the most recent Jetta repair.
Seth gave him a little guidance, and Katie was there for moral support.
Mostly, however, this one was all Ryan.
 I think he's got this.
May 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ryan's first hike

I have been scanning old photos for Ryan's graduation party slideshow and came across these from his very first hike.
I don't remember the specifics, but Seth, Abbie...
Ryan and I headed up into the mountains sometime in the summer of 2000.
I don't think Ryan was impressed... 
but Abbie had a good time.  
Best dog ever.
Summer 2000

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


James has them.
May 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Today is the Overland High School Prom.
Ryan picked up Katie and brought her here so I could take lots of pictures...
both outside...
Seth and I ended up in one of them, too. 
May 2018


Someday James will learn how to hold a dog, but today is not that day.
Sorry, JoJo.
May 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

South Dakota then and now

Here is a picture of me at Mt. Rushmore in 1991 and also last month. The state signs have changed, and so have I!
This is the Crazy Horse Memorial also in 1991 and 2018. It has changed less I think.