Goodbye and Good Luck

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“Goodbye Until August” Austin, 2023

I dropped my youngest son off at the airport today. He’ll be spending the summer on tour with the Blue Devils DCI drum corp, competing around the country. He was with them last year too, and had a blast. I hope he enjoys himself as much as he did last summer! 頑張って!

Graduation Day

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“Graduates” Houston, 2023

It’s hard to believe that my oldest son is already receiving his degree! It seems like just yesterday that he began his collegiate career… time sure flies.

But, he still has a couple of years before he receives his Architecture degree, so after a year of working at an architectural firm, he’ll go back to school to finish up. I’m so happy for him!

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“Happy Graduate” Houston, 2023

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!

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“Blue Devils 2022” Pearsall, 2022