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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

September 2016

It's fall, y'all!  We had a great September with a decision to move, a quick offer on our current house,  band, cross-country, time with friends, and LOTS of cleaning out and cleaning!

Marching band is in full-swing right now.  Lots of evening practices, all day Saturday events, and getting in at 2 a.m.  Brennan is doing well in the pit, playing the double bass synthesizer.  The theme is "slither" and the band has placed highly this season.

When we're not at band practices, invitationals, band pitch-ins or football games, you might find us at cross-country events!  Thomas PR'd mid-season and has really enjoyed running with the team.  Pasta parties, junior meet-ups and movie nights, overnight meets...

And speaking of running, David ran his second half-marathon in September at the Mill Race Race!  I was so proud of him - he did well and took several minutes of his time from last year.  If I recall, he came home that Saturday after running 13 miles and did yard work!

This year I volunteered to be in the bike patrol at the race.  I loved it!  I must have biked 20 miles.  It was great!

Thomas, Bailey, and I went to the lake with friends over Labor Day weekend while David and Brennan headed to Mississippi to see Grandma Carolyn.  It is always a great time at the like.  Thomas learned to water ski and jet ski. 

I hosted an event for The Philharmonic that was well attended.  Recruiting and thanking all of our volunteers. 

I led a few special tours in September including a large group of business and community leaders from Frankfort, KY. 

And I led the architecture learning portion of an Architecture & Asana program with my friend and yoga instructor Sarah.  We had a ball!

 Someone is getting VERY close to Dad's height!

As always, we had a ball with our wine club in September.  Karen and Jeff hosted us for some delicious food and an evening of Polynesian Dance.  It was sooo much fun!

The Indiana Bicentennial is this year.  The torch came through town and several of our friends were torchbearers.  It was a fun celebration on a pretty Sunday afternoon.

Thomas and his friend Colin won the Physics Cardboard Boat Race this year.  This is a rite of passage at the boys' high school in physics. The themes were incredible.  And the boats were so cool.  It was quite a bit of work and I think Thomas loved the experience.

Speaking of Thomas, he got his license and has been enjoying his Jetta!  Except for a couple of minor hiccups, it's gone very well and he's been a good driver.   

David and I enjoyed another Cabaret at the Commons.  This time with Aaron Lazar who has a beautiful voice, we knew from a couple of recent movies and tv shows like The Good Wife and The Wolf of Wall Street, and was really funny.  My favorite tunes were a couple he sang from his time in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.  But I loved that he sang a variety of tunes.

And finally, I had a very full weekend attending and volunteering at Exhibit Columbus.  Loads of designers and architects attended the first annual symposium.  It was such a treat to meet Robert A.M. Stern and Deborah Berke.  The panels were great and I learned a ton.

We are in the middle of our move now so it's been super busy.  Photos of the new house next month!

Oh, but here's Bailey!