Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer is here in the Carolinas


Kickstand Burgers, Charlotte, NC

Summer is here and we have been busy. Ben has been in the pool more times than I can count. Logan and Sean have already been to camp, and we all went on a short vacation over Memorial Day.

I have been writing regularly for an online site, CharlotteFive. I have been fortunate to grab a few other writing assignments here and there. It has been tremendous fun, but it has kept me busy. I have not been able to post here as often as I would like.

Here are few quick photos to relieve me of the guilt I feel for not posting regularly:


Pool Time


Lake Junaluska, NC


NASCAR LiftMaster Pole Night, Concord, NC


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Gastonia, NC


Lake Junaluska, NC


Cataloochee, NC


Duck Island, NC

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Something Special for the Athletes


Yesterday morning, I received a text with photos from one of the assistant teachers in Ben's 6th grade class: Randolph Middle School students had lined the walkway into school and the hallways as the Special Olympic athletes paraded through the crowd of students. (I tear up even now as I write this.)


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The athletes and their peer buddies.

Bulletin board to show support of their classmates.








Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ben's Fans


Special Olympic Mecklenburg County Opening Ceremonies were today. My sister and her family are visiting from New York. This was their first time at the Special Olympics. 

It took awhile for Ben to realize we were all there, but as soon as he did, he was excited to see everyone. 

And tomorrow Ben competes in the softball throw.