Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Boys are Back

Jacob, Zac, Ben, Galyn, Justin, Hawkeye, Paul

My boys were all back for Hawkeye's graduation. Justin came back from Ft. Mead before he leaves for 2 years in Japan with the Marines. Paul was back from Colorado after his third winter as a snow board coach. He works at Steamboat. Ben was back from college and his Air Force training in computer engineering before he leaves for training in North Carolina. Hawkeye graduated from Valley High School and is headed to UNI with a Jazz trumpet scholarship to major in economics and real estate. He was voted best dancer in a class of 550 seniors. (Shawn Johnson, gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars winner, is a junior at the same Valley High School so she was not included in the voting.) Zac is just finishing his sophomore year and Jacob has finished seventh grade. It was a lot of fun to have them home and a great honor to be able to tell them each how proud I am of them.

The boys all stopped in to see their mom (my beautiful wife, Toni) on one of her last days at Indian Hills Junior High in West Des Moines. They surprised her when they came walking into the front office to bring her lunch. She said it looked like the Beatles on the cover of Abbey Road when they filed past her window on the way in.

Justin, Paul, Zac, Toni, Ben, Jacob, Hawk

Mr. Wiemers