The Littlest Grider

Mari is finally 26 weeks pregnant!! Only three and a half months left until Baby Grider joins us! Some days it feels like it is coming so fast and others it feels like it is never going to get here.  In just a few short months we are going to have another small little one […]

High School Graduation

We can’t believe it: Amazingly enough,  it has finally arrived!! After 12 long years of Frederick County Public schooling, Nora has finally finished the torture of high school! Wednesday night, June 3rd, 2009 Eleanor Jean Grider graduated from Catoctin High School with high honors! The ceremony was at Mount Saint Mary’s University at 7:30pm. She […]

Nora’s 18th Birthday

So Nora is officially a legal adult today! She turned the big 1-8 and Scott and I suprised her with a tattoo for her birthday! It is really cute and wasn’t too painful. She was really excited! We also had a low-key night at home; after graduation parties, awards banquets, high school graduations, and out […]

Simon’s New Car

My baby brother, Simon, is sixteen! Not only did he get his driver’s license on the very first attempt, but he now has his own car! It’s really pretty–a 1999 Honda Accord. I am quite excited for him, although I can’t believe that he’s now old enough to drive! I remember the day he was born!

Senior Awards Ceremony

Last night was Nora’s senior awards ceremony. It was loooong. Jake (in true brotherly fashion) decided to come with us. It was nice to see some of the kids that Nora went to school with over the years awarded with scholarships, etc. Nora received special recognition for Fine Arts as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar honorable mention. […]