June 30, 2018

Notes to the Graduate

We celebrate the blessing
 of our home school journey by announcing
 the High School Graduation of our daughter
Emma Rose Wachter
We thank God for the privilege
of investing in her life and education
Saturday June 30, 2018

Our theme for Emma's ceremony and reception is "Notes to the Graduate"  Friends and family will be sharing their notes with memories from the past and notes with advice for the future at the ceremony.  I have these good intentions of getting back here sometime to upload some video and pictures from the day for the friends and family who could not be with us.  But, just in case, I wanted to share some pictures from her senior photo shoot and my note to the graduate so when life gets super busy, this occasion doesn't go by unrecognized.

March 21, 2018

#YesICan World Down Syndrome Day 2018


Even though it seems we just celebrated New Year's Day, yesterday marked the first day of spring.  Something very hard to notice here on the east coast where we have a foot of snow.  But it was and that means today is March 21st and World Down Syndrome Day.  Trisomy 21 results when an individual is born with three copies of the twenty-first chromosome.  Therefore each year on 3/21 we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. 

December 20, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

To celebrate our anniversary Allen took the day off and the kids went to visit their grandparents so we could have some time to catch up with each other.  In honor of of the day we made a list of 21 great moments (in no particular order) since we have been a couple.  Except we couldn't stop at 21 and in fact only quit because we ran out of time.

December 13, 2017

Happy 10 Elisabeth

We are celebrating our Elisabeth’s tenth birthday!   It seems as if it was just this morning they put my little pink muffin in my hands.  Yet, when I think of the journey these last ten years have taken us on it seems we should all be a hundred.


December 3, 2017

Candlelight Vespers

The Candlelight Vespers at Hood College is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas Season.