RPM Lesson Writing Workshop With A Demonstration Video

Last weekend, RPM certified provider Adriana Barriga and I hosted a workshop to help parents in the DFW area to create and deliver quality RPM lessons to their children. I was nervous about the turnout, but we had 8 parents attend and I was thrilled with that.  All of the parents introduced themselves and talkedContinue reading “RPM Lesson Writing Workshop With A Demonstration Video”

Ryan’s Birthday Celebration

Ryan turned 11 on October 6th.  For those of you who are wondering, Ryan’s Hogwarts’ letter did not arrive (much to his disappointment) but he did have a great time with friends. One of Ryan’s best friends, Lawson, came into town from Arkansas to have a joint birthday party with Ryan. We hung out atContinue reading “Ryan’s Birthday Celebration”

An Emergency and Disappointment

This is the hardest post that we have ever written.  When you make your life public as we do on this blog, and things don’t go as planned, an explanation is needed.  We did not make it to Canada to see Ryan’s friends. On Friday, while Ryan, Grace, and I were being checked by theContinue reading “An Emergency and Disappointment”

Reviewing “Ryan the TV Star”

Ryan’s TV debut was a success. We had a small viewing party, which consisted of Ryan, Randy, Grace, Granny, and Joan (Mark’s sister) and me.  We had some of Ryan’s favorite snacks and Ryan wanted chicken so we brought in some chicken wings. Ryan’s response immediately after seeing the program:  TOO LOVING IT.  CAN WEContinue reading “Reviewing “Ryan the TV Star””

Florida Vacation Part 3 and a Social Outing, Both Include Meeting Special New Friends

The last full day of our vacation, we met up with Grandma Chris for breakfast. We then drove by the University of Central Florida, the college that Randy and I met at.  When Ryan, Grace, and I were in Florida in February, we visited the campus, but Randy was not with us.  We first stoppedContinue reading “Florida Vacation Part 3 and a Social Outing, Both Include Meeting Special New Friends”