Then to top things off, I got a forward on this e-mail today:
Dear Roxanne Hale,
It is a pleasure to inform you that you have made the Dean's List of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for Spring semester 2012.
I thought we were going to slow down for the summer, but Roxanne is working full time and taking two accelerated classes, Brady is taking 2 math classes this summer also while working full time, and Rachel starts in on her summer classes soon too while keeping up with almost 20 music students, Melanie has 2 part time jobs and is trying to fit in girls camp, EFY and Youth Conference. Everyone is full steam ahead and in a hurry to get through college. Roxanne plans to finish her Bachelor's by December (yay! 3 1/2 years!), Rachel will finish her Masters next May, and Brady is moving along just as fast as he can. Melanie starts college in the fall and has 3 good examples to follow. All four will be in college in August. This hasn't happened before, when Melanie started grade school, Rachel was already in Middle school. Now they will all be peers. Melanie and Brady have a bit of a feel for that now. They realized they both had the same math teacher this semester. He taught high school by day, and college by night.
And THANK YOU Jennifer for taking all the great photos tonight!