Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Proud, Pleased and Petrified

At her Amigos Training Graduation last Sunday
I'm calling this post "Proud, Pleased and Petrified" because it sums up how I feel about Katie's rapidly approaching trip to The Dominican Republic fairly accurately. I believe I cycle through all three emotions several times a day.


It is unbelievable that we sold all that grapefruit and she wrote all those letters and now she is actually going. By the way, if you bought that grapefruit and/or sent donations to AMIGOS I can't say "THANK YOU" enough! 


And if you are wondering what the heck I'm talking about here is a great video about her summer plans. She is volunteering for eight weeks in The DR, living with a host family, and working on humanitarian projects. 
Surprisingly, this was all her own idea. In fact, Marc and I tried to talk her out of it. I would look her dead in the eye and say, "You heard what they said about bucket baths didn't you?" But in true Katie fashion, she was able to talk us into it. And I'm happy for her, really I am...I'm just going to miss her so much. Eight days and counting; Aye Carumba!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

I am swamped with end of the school year activities, open houses, concerts and field trips. My secret? I don't always love it. It feels like we are flying down the school highway, careening towards Summer. Frankly, it can't come soon enough for me; I am running out of gas!


Jonathan  with his buds Holden and Pete acting as bouncers before the festival. Scary!
Monday night though, was the film festival for Jonathan's film class. It was so great to watch those middle schoolers revel in their accomplishments! They were so impressed with themselves and excited to share what they had made.


Maybe my sense of humor is more middle school than it really should be, but I thought their movies were pretty darn funny, creative, and entertaining. This is Jonathan's film, he was the director. 


This is what they wrote for the synopsis:
In this romantic adventure, an overweight girl (Patty) stumbles upon a native Amazonian Indian tribe (The Wanahukaluka) while on a tour. An Indian (Poomba) falls in love with her. The arch-enemy Cannibal tribe however Kidnaps Patty. Poomba must save Patty from the Cannibal tribe.
Remember his classic short movie, The Hand? This is even better.


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