This month we held a golf ball fundraiser for our foundation. One of our board members - Lori - held it at her farm in Ohio. We made about $38K which was great!
Our basement remodel finished up this month. We are so excited to finally have it done and have started using it. It is great to go down the basement stairs into a beautiful room. We finished about 800 square feet (about half) of our basement, leaving the rest of it for storage. Just enough room for the kids to have their friends over and us to have another living space with a big tv.
Mat's parents came for a weekend visit. While they were here we had fun with Cainan trying one of the hottest hot sauces on the market (from a show called Hot One). He has a high tolerance for spicy food, but this one was even really hot for him
Cainan went to the homecoming dance with a large group of friends. He has such a great crew, and they had a great time. Finely and her best friend decided to go bowling again this year and had a great time,
We took a first college tour with the kids. The first one was for Cainan - we took him to see Tufts. Since we are sending two kids at the same time to college, and Finley's college visits come with an extra step in coordinating meetings with Disablity services - we were told to get an early start. So we decided to use this fall to tour some colleges are are close to us in New England to get some feels for them.
Finley applied and got accepted into a Women in STEM summer program in Costa Rica. After her experience in Kenya she wanted to do another, but this time gear it to what she wants to study in college. Right now she is thinking of going into Biology or Environmental Science, so this seemed like a good fit. She will be gone for 3 weeks next July
Finished basement. The stairs got a complete overhaul. We had new treads put on, new handrails, and treads were stained to match the upstairs flooring