Knoebels 2016

It was our 7th annual trip to Knoebels and as in most other years, we were there from open to close. The girls are much more interested in the thrill rides and roller coasters.

Spartan Sprint 2016 at Blue Mountain

I took a timelapse video of going down the chairlift at Blue Mountain. Can’t see a whole lot of the race as a lot of it was about a quarter mile to the left of the chairlift. I’m also playing with putting videos on YouTube now instead of hosting locally.

Blizzard 2016

Oh no, it snowed! Then it snowed some more. And more. And more. This is just a simple timelapse I started before bed last night. The lens wasn’t so great, and that’s why it ends up getting blurry and then fixed. The snow really piles up around the 1:00 mark.

VexIQ Bankshot 1

Julia and her friend Landon did VexIQ yesterday and did really well. They built a small robot that they controlled to get some balls off a ramp and over a gate. They also work with other teams, trying not to get in each other’s way and work together. Here are a couple videos from yesterday. In each video, the robot that Julia and Landon built is on the right side of the table.


Piano Recital

The piano recital for Julia and Kaitlyn came early this year, but the girls still really well. The theme this time around was “Surprise” and there was no order to the program; the order was chosen at random. First up was Julia and Kaitlyn doing a duet.


Then a bit later, it was followed up by Julia’s solo.


Then Kaitlyn did her solo.

Horse Riding

Julia and Kaitlyn had their very first horse riding lesson today, and I think it was quite successful.

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Here’s a video of Julia riding the horse.

And one of Kaitlyn.