“Doubles … Give it to me!”

The “plastic wrap ball game” does not promote good manners. Katy’s “group chat” friends usually go to a movie the last day of the semester as there’s a theater right across the street from school. Well, with the exemption policy only one of the girls actually had to take a final today so no one […]

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A Merry Time at The Merry Market

Every December Katy’s Girl Scout troop (a special interest group for middle and high schoolers called Gamma Gamma Sigma) does a volunteer project and then has a party. Last year they did a book and pajama drive for foster children so that just entailed getting together to sort things out. Then they went to a […]

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She’s an adult

Well, Heath and I managed to get Katy to legal adulthood without too many mess ups along the way. Today is her birthday but the celebrating started Saturday with a laser tag and video game party at Main Event. I tried to get a photo of all the girls. In the first one, Ivy was […]

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Back to Berry

Katy wanted to make another trip to Berry College near Rome before making her final decision. I wasn’t sure when we were going to do this, then I looked at their calendar and realized they have classes Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Our school district is off the whole week so that was going […]

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A little native culture

You know how we are on cultural adventures around here but it’s usually something international. Today we decided to experience something a little more local. For the last 20 years there has been a powwow at Stone Mountain Park. For about the last 10 years I’ve wanted to go. For about the last 10 years […]

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A second trip to Milledgeville

Katy is still wrestling with the college decision. Right after school ended in May we took a tour of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville (summary here). That was the first school where Katy said “I really feel like I belong here”. She submitted her application but we won’t hear anything until around Thanksgiving. […]

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A taste of college life

As I have mentioned, Katy applied to the University of Alabama in Huntsville early (it was an easy application) and was accepted and offered a very nice merit scholarship. They have overnight events for admitted students with three scheduled this semester and then they’ll have some next semester, too. They run from Sunday to Monday […]

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