Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Irish Faithful

One of the perks (we'll maybe not so much this year) available to Amanda this year, for being a student at Saint Mary's, is the discount Notre Dame football tickets. She purchased season tickets and has really been enjoying her time in the student section. Here she is seated in section 34, row 50 with some her friends.


Tuesday, September 23, 2003

New Menu Option

As you may have noticed, there is a new menu option at the top of the page. This menu item will take you to Megan's soccer team page, which has a picture of Megan's team along with their game schedule.

Megan played in her second game and is really enjoying it.

New Photo Albums

I think I have finally finished sorting through all of the photos we took while we were on vacation. There was only about four hundred photos to go through and I'm pretty impressed that I am done in less than a week. There are four different albums from our trip, that have been added to the Photo Gallery, they are:

  • Disney Vacation: The Beginning (11 pictures)
  • Disney Vacation: The Characters (28 pictures)
  • Disney Vacation: The Rides (33 pictures)
  • Disney Vacation: The Rest (43 pictures)

Enjoy the pictures, we did taking them!

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Happy Birthday Dad!

We all celebrated Dad's birthday by having supper together. Hope you enjoyed your day, Dad.

I'm sure he enjoyed the day after his birthday, he and Mom were headed to Great America with some friends. He was very excited about going roller coaster riding.

Dad's Birthday

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Happy Belated Birthday Megan!

On Monday Megan celebrated her 5th birthday in style. We were in Disney World and the day was full of action. First we went to Blizard Beach (water park), had lunch with Pooh characters, and then we spent the evening playing at Disney Quest (arcade and other games) and shopping at Downtown Disney.

Megan's 5th Birthday

Monday, September 8, 2003

Megan's First Day of Preschool

Today Megan had her first day of her second year of preschool at Woodard. This year her teacher's name is Mrs. Wright. She will be joined by a few of her old friends, particularly Jack and Conrad, and will also be meeting some few new friends. Megan loves school and was very sad that she only got to stay for an hour today.

Megan's First Day of Preschool

Sunday, September 7, 2003

New Photo Albums

Three new photo albums have been added to the Photo Gallery.

  • Amanda's Dorm
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Megan's 1st Soccer Game


Megan's First Soccer Game

Saturday morning, Megan had her first soccer game at Tarkington School. Her team, made up of four other girls, choose the name PowerPuff Girls. They had had only one practice before this game, but they looked very good. Megan looked like she knew exactly what to do, most of the time, and even scored a goal for her team. She looked like she had a lot of fun.

Megan's First Soccer Game

Megan's Report:
Hot. I scored a goal. I ran a lot and I was thirsty and hungry. After the game I had cookies, fruit roll-ups, and a drink for my treat.

Family Movie Night

Friday night we watched The Evens Stevens movie on the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel offers a movie every night at 7:00pm. We had rented Inspector Gadget for FMN, but we opted to watch this Disney movie. The movie was about a family who was tricked into being on a reality TV show.

Megan's Take:
The girl pushed him off, then he pushed that button the big hard button, and then the palace fell down.

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Hometown Spotlight

This appeared in our local newspaper today. You go girl!

Amanda Lynn Standiford has earned a Bertrand Merit Award from Saint Mary's College. A graduate of Clay High School, she is the daughter of Michael and Betty Standiford of South Bend. Merit award recipients are first-year students who have demonstrated academic achievement in high school, involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to community service.