Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall is here :)


Fall is officially here; day time highs are now only about 84 instead of 90. It is funny to think that 6 degrees can make a difference but it does. We had a great Halloween, Kian's first and Leif's fourth. Leif decided to wear the costume Amanda made for him this year; last year he wouldn't even try on the Kermit one, though he did wear it for a bit this year. Go figure.

In other news, Cory successfully defended his dissertation and was able to make the necessary revisions before the deadline to graduate Fall term. This means that on December 18, 2010 he will become Dr. Cory Bennett! A great deal of credit is due to his wonderful and supportive wife. Who knows what possibilities await the Bennett's now.

Kian wants to walk so bad. He is crawling all over now and got his first tooth. It won't be long before he is mobile on two feet...then it will be a real challenge keeping up with these boys.

Annual family outing to the Pumpkin patch

Momma and "baby" looking for a good one

Leif found the perfect one to decorate.

Kian's first trip to the pumpkin patch.

What an incredible family!

"Dash" and his jack-o-lanterns

Sorting the booty...this was his idea.

Cory also attended the National Middle School Association's 37th annual conference held in Baltimore, MD this year. It was a great opportunity to learn and network. On his last day in Baltimore he was fortunate enough to have a personal guide of the Washington DC and the surrounding area (thanks Sheila!!).

Cory's hotel is visible on the left just across the street from the Inner Harbor

It was a beautiful day at our Nation's capitol.

Cory by the King Kamehameha statue

Aloha to our president

The view back towards Washington DC from Arlington National Cemetery

A breath taking and emotionally moving afternoon

Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

The Lee house at Arlington

Stopping for supper in Alexandria. Nothing like 32oz of refreshment!

Music with glasses in Alexandria

The Lincoln Memorial at dusk

Abe...awe inspiring

The Korean War Memorial at night

So have a great Fall and a happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you in paradise, soon!

Cory, Amanda, Leif, and Kian