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Fall 2005 Scrapbook


This fall Daniel started fifth grade at St. Therese and Michael started his junior year at Edmonds-Woodway high school.


At the high school, Michael is taking classes in calculus, statistics, and computer networking.


Michael is also taking classes at Edmonds Community College through a program called Running Start.  He is taking German and English at the college.  He quickly discovered that college courses require more homework.  I discovered that college textbooks have become incredibly expensive.

Daniel ran cross-country on the St. Therese team.  For fifth grade, they run 1.5 mile course.  The kids are running faster now.  I used to be able to walk around the course and take pictures.  Now I have to run to catch them before they go by.  At the finish line, Daniel was almost past me before I could get the camera set.


Daniel continues to love cowboys, country music, and bull-riding.  He wears a cowboy hat to school every day and attends rodeos and bull-riding competitions every chance he gets.  You can see him in one of his cowboy outfits below.



Daniel in his western gear.


Daniel running in the crowd at a cross-country meet.

Daniel running hard at cross-country.

Daniel running so fast at the finish line that he ran right out of my picture.

Daniel after running.


Michael wanted a picture of this meal because it was colorful.


Michael likes this picture he made of the chair and shelves in his room. I like that he has lots of school books in the photo.


Boys working on homework.


Michael's 17th Birthday


Flames in our fireplace. (Michael Gehlke photo)


Flames in our fireplace. (Michael Gehlke photo)


Halloween gingerbread slum - houses after boys had picked off most of the candy.


Daniel's Lego Fleet


Visiting the downtown library


Blood red hallway in the downtown library


Boys having fun at Thanksgiving dinner


Thanksgiving Dinner


Quote from Daniel's and my latest favorite country song, "Something To Be Proud Of" by Montgomery Gentry:


That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
You don't need to make a million
Just be thankful to be workin'
If you're doing what you're able
And putting food there on the table
And providing for the family that you love
That's something to be proud of

And if all you ever really do is the best you can
Well, you did it man

That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
That's a chin held high as the tears fall down
A gut sucked in, a chest stuck out
Like a small town flag a-flyin'
Or a newborn baby cryin'
In the arms of the woman that you love
That's something to be proud of.

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