Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Evening

The recent weather has been surprisingly wet and cold. You would think we'd been transported to Seattle. Tonight it looks like things might change and we are having a beautiful summer evening. Camryn and the dogs took to the back yard after dinner.

Good Citizen

It turns out that Camryn is quite the model second grader. On the last day of school she was recognized along with one other second grader, receiving a citizenship certificate during a school assembly. Apparently she likes to make her teachers happy just like she does her parents.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Trip to Bay Area

I made a trip to the bay area this week and was able to catch a baseball game. The Twins were in town facing the Oakland A's. As you can see from the pictures below, the game wasn't very well attended. The starting pitcher for the A's was named "Outman". Seems like an appropriate name for a pitcher and he lived up to his name getting more outs and fewer runs than his counter part. The A's ended up winning a low scoring 4-3 game. I sat in the outfield bleacher seats - too cheap to pay more than $13 for a ticket and too lazy to move once it was apparent you could sit about anywhere.
The A's are a little short on quality players. Their best player is Matt Holliday who plays left field.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bingham High School Graduate

Four years of high school work and play came to an end for Darren on Thursday with Bingham commencement exercises. Darren joined 776 of his fellow students in receiving his diploma.
During the past four years we've seen great growth in Darren and are confident that his future will be great. He graduated with a GPA of 3.8 while taking honors and AP classes. As parents, we were particularly grateful of his selection of good friends. I don't think we ever questioned his choices. The picture below is of Darren and one of his best friends, Quincy.
During his Junior and Senior year we was active in DECA and qualified to participate in the national DECA competition in Atlanta, GA. He really enjoyed being a member of the Rugby club during his senior year - too bad he didn't discover this sport sooner.