Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Year

and I seem to be slacking off after posting almost every day in December.

The old year went out with a flurry of company and parties and visiting, and the New Year came in with a bang at Mark's party.
Since then it's been busy too, after Cheryl left (miss her) we were catching up with friends (seeing Jim and Karyn as they're home from Louisiana...Jim's gone back now- Karyn's waiting patiently for grandchild number 4 who seems in no big hurry to arrive.) The boys are busy with music. Levi practically lives with his new guitar in his lap, and is making astounding progress. Josh is practicing for the festival next month and learning new pieces from his new book (a gift from Aunty Cheryl), as well as writing another piece. We have been trying to record the song he composed for the festival. It's so beautiful, but it's too long to upload, and each time I try to get it on video with my camera or the apple, it doesn't work. Nialle says he'll record him with the equipment at the church and burn it on CD, so that's what we're waiting for now. We need to get a copy to Paul Bohnert, the organizer of the festival. Who knew there would be so many glitches?
The big Lego competition is also coming up, and the boys are deep into that...getting their projects going and the designing and programming to make those robots perform on cue and according to plan. And Josh had his 14th birthday. Whew!

I think I'll just post a couple of pics now, and you can see what some of our new year looks like.


5 comments:

Kathleen said...

That is one crazy-looking cake!

Kathleen said...

;)

arlene said...

Josh decided he wanted a FIVE layer cake, but I only made him a four layer cake... I told him I'll make a 5 layer when he's 15. (Although, the 4 layer cake had serious structural difficulties. It was BIG!)

Kathleen said...

That is HUGE! How thick were the layers??

arlene said...

The cake layers were two inches thick or so...and then the filling was a light chocolate/coconut mousse. The whole thing was about a foot high. Yum! (It was impossible to cut a small piece though).