Move-in Day

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“Move-in Day” Cedar Park, 2022

Today we helped Koa move into his dorm at UT. It was super-easy and quick, and since he’s only 25 minutes from home, we can bring him anything he forgot. When we said goodbye to Bay at Rice a few years ago, it was a lot more tearful because he would be 3 hours away from us. But since UT is so close, Koa’s farewell didn’t feel so monumental.

Anyways, both kids are in college now, so it’s a big milestone for our family. I hope the future holds big things for all of us!

Watching The Blue Devils in San Antonio

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“Blue Devils 2022” San Antonio, 2022

Since late May, Koa has been away from home traveling, practicing, and performing with his DCI team, The Blue Devils. This weekend they are in Texas, so we went to their rehearsal in Pearsall, and then we went to the DCI competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The show was awesome (all the bands were impressive!) but it was just good to see Koa again since it’s been a couple of months since he left.

I’m glad he’s having a blast this summer!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 37.4mm, f/6.4, 1/1500 sec, ISO320
“Blue Devils 2022” Pearsall, 2022

Birthday Boy

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“Birthday Book” Cedar Park, 2022

Today is our son’s birthday, so we celebrated with presents, cake, and sushi! ♥️🍣🎂 They grow up so fast… it’s the truth!

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“Birthday Sushi” Cedar Park, 2022

Koa and The Blue Devils at the Rose Bowl

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“Blue Devils” Cedar Park, 2022

Koa started his DCI career with a nice show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. We watched the livestream from the comfort of our living room and enjoyed the show very much!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 21.4mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Blue Devils” Cedar Park, 2022

For the past four years we have gone to see his high school marching band perform, but the DCI squad is a whole other level! I can’t wait to see them perform live later this summer. It should be awesome.

You can check out this year’s show here:

High School Graduate

“Thumbs Up” Cedar Park, 2022

Today our youngest graduated from high school. It was a very nice ceremony, and we were very proud because our son is the student body president, and gave the welcoming remarks and introductions, then sat on stage. Amazing!

Next year, he’s off to college so our house will be quiet… We’ll see how that feels. 😄

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 55mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO6400
“Welcome” Cedar Park, 2022
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“Diploma” Cedar Park, 2022
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“The Graduate” Cedar Park, 2022