Grace's creative writing project, "Lilly", has been updated:
As has Sophia's, "The Talking Power":
In other news updates, we have decided not to print "Stewyurt Ski Team" shirts as we could not agree on a design that we all considered shirt-worthy. If there are readers out there who would like a shirt, let us know and perhaps we can get enough to make an order. We will be skiing tomorrow in some new snow; looks like less than we hoped for though. It has been the driest year at Donner Summit EVER to date (Average: over 220" have fallen to date, 89" on the ground. This year: 69" fallen, 12" on ground).
The kids on top of Sugar Bowl during a recent ski (and school) day
Eli's has purchased his new BB gun (with his own money), but it will not be available for use for a while. He will use the next month(s) or so as a waiting period: opportunity to actively demonstrate that he is ready for the responsibility of possession. I am hopeful that he will use the time to be thoughtful about his judgement and actions and that once/if he earns possession of the gun, he will rise to the occasion with a new level of maturity.
My melancholy has mostly passed and I appreciate those of you who checked in about it.