It's been a great week for our family. To start, after four years in braces and every orthodontic appliance they could throw at her, Kirsten has a perfect, bracesless smile!!
They came off just in time for her to compete at the Washington State DECA conference in Bellevue.
And she won the position of Executive VP for Kamiakin High School ASB. Awesome!
Our middle daughter, Melanie, was juried in to the Northwest Experience art show at the Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg, Washington. It was a great honor for them to accept three of her works out of the hundreds they considered for the show, but how thrilling for us all that she won Best in Show!
This award came with a nice cash prize, which she'll need to buy framing materials as she will be hanging a solo exhibition at the Clymer next year!!
We were so glad to be able to go up to Ellensburg for the opening of this exhibition and witness Melanie receiving this honor. Also of great value was the encouragement and ideas for growing her talent she received from the gallery board and other artists who were in attendance. The artist who judged the exhibition lives a fairly short distance north of the Tri-Cities and he and Melanie were making plans to paint together and perhaps work on some other events locally. I am confident that in preparing for the solo show, her work will show a great deal of growth and maturity.
We're so excited!!
When we returned home from Ellensburg, son Kevin was home from Eastern Wash. University in Cheney for the weekend! A little unplanned visit, but always so welcome!! It's nice to have him home. :)
After the beautiful springlike day yesterday, we're back to showers which could hang around for a few days. At least it's warm.
I hope you have a great weekend! Maybe something great happened in your life this week you'd like to share? Feel free to leave a quick comment.