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Blood Moon

Yes, we woke up for the Super Moon Eclipse at 4.47 this morning. And yes, we even got Breck out of bed for it. Kind of a cool way to start the week!

Czersk Castle

Susan read that there was a castle only 20 minutes away from our home in Warsaw, so we took a trip out there. We liked it so much we returned this weekend to catch a Medieval Faire going on!

First day of school 2015

First year of only one kid in the shot. After years of taking pictures with his sister, Breck shines on his own in Poland

Breck's first day of grade 11

Update! It was great of Alea to send us one from Montana too!

Alea's first day of college (Sept 24)

Off to Poland!

Breck takes advantage of airport wifi, while missing his big sister (symbolized by the empty seat next to him). This will be our first new home as a family of only 3, and it already feels weird.

Breck in the airport

Summer 2015

So there was soooo much going on – we traveled to Chicago (in the previous post), we drove out to Montana with Christy and the girls, she and Rob got married, we prepped Alea for college, and we finalized everything for our move to Poland. Couple with that the fact that our truck threw its transmission and we were without a vehicle for the last week, and you’ve got a pretty crazy period of time. Here are a few pictures from all those adventures…

Cookie Cop 2.0

The long-awaited sequel is finally out. See what a weekend at the grandparents’ lake cabin can produce?

Father’s Day visit to Chicago

Susan, Breck, and I ran over to Chicago this past weekend to see Robert and Christy and all the kids. We managed to squeeze in a day at Great America, a visit to the Field Museum, and a Cubs game, so I think we did pretty well!

Last day of school pictures together

Well, today is the day.

After 12 years, Breck and Alea drove with me to school this morning for the last time. Alea graduates on Saturday, leaves on Monday for the US, and enrolls at Montana State University in the fall. Breck, Susan, and I are in Jakarta for another 2 weeks before summer vacation in Minnesota/Montana and then a move to Warsaw. Life as we’ve known it is being shaken up.

As is our tradition, the kids took a picture together before heading off. It is certainly a bittersweet moment, as it is the final one of them together at the end of a school year. In the next post down, I’ve compiled all the pictures from when they started together in Belgrade, oh so many years ago.

Alea and Breck on their last day together in school, Jakarta 2015

Schoolpix through the years

We’ve had a tradition of taking a “first day of school” and “last day of school” picture of the kids through the years, and it has been really fun to watch them grow up. Here are the shots, taken in Serbia, the US, India, and Indonesia over the past 12 years:

 

Last Diving off Gili Trawangan

Our final spring break in Indonesia, and we went to one of our favorite places for a week of diving and relaxation.

Afternoon at the Museum

We headed downtown on a sunny Sunday to take in the Indonesian National Museum.

Snoozing on 12/13/14

Breck’s catnap today with Linsea and Dori…

Breck's Catnap

Thanksgiving 2014

We are missing mom, as she’s back in the US for the month, but are grateful to friends here for hosting yet another spectacular Thanksgiving dinner. Dave and the kids were all excited to get dressed up for the occasion!

Thanksgiving 2014

UN Day 2014

Breck and Alea are all set for their high school UN day. Breck is sporting good ole cowdude duds, while Alea’s got a USA neck kerchief, bangles from India, a Serbian hat, Indonesian skirt, and Honduran scarf/belt – all the places she’s gone to school!

Breck and Alea - UN Day @JIS 2014

Happy Holiday Season!!!

Halloween is finally over – that means the Christmas tree can go up!!

Alea and Breck joyfully (?) show off their handiwork

Cookie Cop

Breck and his cousin Aiden, with a guest-starring role played by Susan, made a little video this past summer. We just now got it uploaded to Youtube, so here it is!

First day of (Alea’s last year of) school

Alea and Breck start off the school year – for the last time together! She’s a senior and he’s in 10th grade at JIS.

Alea and Breck - 2014

Grandma and Grandpa’s cabin

Heading up to Grandma and Grandpa’s lake cabin always gives us a great introduction to the joys of summer!

Last day of school, June 2014

And here they are: Breck and Alea finish off their freshman and junior year!

Breck and Alea bid adieu to grades 9 and 11

Komodo dragons and such

In addition to all the cool diving that we did, we also had the chance to see some pretty extraordinary sights over spring break. This album is all from our “above water” camera, to complement the diving shots posted the other day…

Manta Rays in action

We took a few snippets of video of our dive to Manta Point. Here’s a 2 minute look at what we saw (with bonus narration!). Susan, Alea, and Breck are all in here (if only fleetingly).

 

Flores – Spring Break diving

We headed to the Indonesian island of Flores for a week in the sun. One of our “must do in Indonesia” items was to see Komodo dragons in the wild, so that was the impetus for this trip. The first pictures, however, will be from our diving adventures. We left from Labuan Bajo and went under the sea on 3 days (only 2 with a working camera!), and saw some wondrous stuff.

Band Bash!

The combined middle and high school bands put on quite the performance this afternoon!

Breck blaring away Alea's ready to roar!

Happy birthday, Breck!

Birthday flames!

Breck got his braces off today!!

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