Oct 2003: I uploaded new pictures to DotPhoto today and created a chronological album. It includes pics from the many family visits we had this summer. And some really cute ones of the kids. Things are going well for the family. Alexander's nearly fully potty trained. Lydia has really blossomed in her reading and Maranda is doing fantastic in her school.
July 2003: Been a while since I did an update. Big news, of course is SOPHIA! Her page is here. In other news: in early May, Philip accepted a new job within ADP with a product called Enterprise eTime. He has been training to become a TC (Technical Consultant) and it included 3 weeks of training in New Jersey in June. It will also include 4 weeks of Oracle certification training in Los Angeles later this year.
We also built a pond in front of our house using some gift cards we got last Christmas. That was fun. Philip's sister Laura and her boyfriend Karl moved to Seattle at the beginning of the year. They recently finished painting both of the kids room. The three oldest are in the "dinosaur" room and Sophia will be in the "ocean" room for now. They did an awesome job.
Philip completed several courses at Bellevue Community College and now needs to study to get his MCDBA and MCSE certifications. He also really enjoyed his VB.NET classes.
Maranda and Lydia are currently being homeschooled by Jill and doing excellent. In September, they had a unit study on digestion and the girls learned a lot! Lydia is progressing really nicely in her reading.
Dec 25th, 2002 Added our Christmas 2002 letter. Please let us know your thoughts! We'll be uploading new pictures soon!
Nov 22nd, 2002 Added Christmas 2002 photo's and modified photo's page and front page. Also added Phil's new work Instant Messaging contacts on AOL, MSN and Yahoo: firstname.lastname@example.org (registered at all three). It's a new contact on his server that will be at his work desk.
Oct 17, 2002 Added this page. Uploaded modified photo album and a modified wish list. Photo Album (latest images) includes Maranda receiving her Governor's citation for reading excellence (with a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate!), the kids playing in the creek nearby and doing acrobatics outside, momma's birthday party, the girls with their digestion test (they passed with excellence), Maranda's horse lesson's, some playing and Jill with her huge garden zucchini's. If you can, please purchase some of these through Dot Photo - it's the only way they can keep offering the free service!