Wow! I didn't realize I hadn't updated Christi's site for so long! We've been busy! HERE GOES:
Shayne commissioned a California artist to do a painting for us. It's of our favorite place on Kelley's Island, our friends' boat and our bikes. (Note the "shadow" of a 4th bike; that was his incorporation of Christi). We love it!
A few weeks ago, when we were able to be with one of Christi's school friends, she told me she is a Chemistry Assistant and prepares the honors lab at her high school. As the assistant, she creates solutions and gives them names because they are "mystery solutions". She named one CHRISTI THOMAS and told me, "The numbers and chemicals were assigned randomly (except for lead, which I didn't put in this one because it's the hardest to get out), but it has cobalt (Co(NO3)2, pink) and silver (AgNO3, colorless). We used nitrates because they're better for aqueous solutions." I was soooooo touched! I was grateful she actually took a picture AND shared it with us! What a sweetie! And the fact she didn't include lead in the Christi one was precious! THANKS, THANKS, sweet Eliana
|Shayla is really looking forward to her dance recital this weekend at the Ritz Theater! She's been practicing a few times a day all of her routines. She loves her dance friends and is looking forward to the recital.|
With great sadness I share that one of Christi's 4th grade classmates was killed last week in a car accident. (His brother was also killed.) I was also blessed to have 7th in my seventh grade. He was a very nice young man! He will be missed! I pray for his family every time I think of him; their lives will never be the same.
A few weeks ago we went to Seneca East High School to award the annual Christi Thomas Memorial Scholarships. I can't tell you how nice it was to be back visiting with my former students and their parents! I had a blast!
Congratulations to Emily Depinet on winning the $1,000 scholarship. Since there were so many amazing students, we added some "book scholarships" too. They were given to: Ashley Bond, Jessica Enders, Aston Daniel, Riley Wagner, Michayla Stallings, Beh Hahler and Jordan Bowerman. Congratulations!
|Shayla asked her fellow Student Council me members to host an "Alex's Lemonade Stand" for one week during all of their lunch periods. Thankfully, they agreed and they raised nearly $400! Thank you for "putting a squeeze" on childhood cancer, students!|
Remember, this weekend is National Lemonade Days! Shayla has teamed up with "Kids Cancer Crusade" and she will be working a lemonade stand in Fremont this weekend! As she told someone recently, "If you need a lemonade fix, stop by and see me!"