Archives: MMS

Florida sun

January 31, 2012 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: HKS, MMS, PAS, Vacation.

(I should look back and see how many posts are written on the last day of the month. My goal is to have at least one post per month and here we are on the last day of January…without a post. I’ve meant to share some pictures from our trip to Florida, so here goes.) • Read More »

Christmas 2011

December 23, 2011 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: Christmas, CMS, HKS, MMS, PAS, Vacation, Volleyball.

As with years past (2010, 2009, 2008), I put together a photo collage to include in our Christmas card this year. If you’re on our “nice” list, you will receive your very own copy this week (if I ever get the labels printed and put on the envelopes). Without further adieu, here is this year’s • Read More »

First day of school, reunited (sort of)

September 30, 2011 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, HKS, MMS.

While September 1st brought the first day of school to the ladies of the house, they headed off in different directions for the first time ever. Hannah, a senior, and Clare, a sophomore, continue their studies at Marshall High School. Monica, meanwhile, begins her tenure as Principal of Park Elementary school in Cross Plains, part • Read More »

Day 7: Big Thunder Gold Mine

July 4, 2011 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, HKS, MMS, Vacation.

For our last day in the greater Rapid City area, Hannah wouldn’t be denied her chance to pan for gold. The other option was Devil’s Tower in far eastern Wyoming, but that choice was voted down. After doing a bit of research on the available choices, we decided on Big Thunder Gold Mine in Keystone. • Read More »

Day 5: Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Needles Highway

July 2, 2011 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, HKS, MMS, Vacation.

My guess is you’ve heard of and are somewhat familiar with Mount Rushmore. A few things surprised me about our visit: The parking garage, the condition of the visitor center, and the walkways throughout were impeccable. Clearly, they were relatively new but still very well maintained. And the fact that it was only $11/carload (technically, • Read More »