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viva las vegas!

we've had a busy few weeks since school started. the kids are now in their 4th week and no one has been sent to the principle's office yet (or to the counselor), although michael did ask if he could go talk to Mrs. Witt again (she's the counselor). we're suspicious though that he just likes getting candy from her. they are all doing very well so far. michael's teacher told him the other day that last year one kid in her class read 108 books, so michael says he is going to try to top her. he gets kind of obsessive about things, so it wouldn't surprise me if he gets close, but that is a LOT of books.

two weeks ago i was in montreal for work. it was my first time visiting Canada. i brushed up on my french and got the chance to practice some, but everyone there is bilingual, so it's easy to cheat. i forgot my camera, so i don't have any pictures to share. there really wasn't a whole lot to the city, but there is some beautiful architecture that reminded me of paris. our office was right near the olympic stadium, which is a complete dump. it looks so old and hasn't been kept up. they are building a brand new soccer-only stadium that looks pretty cool.

this weekend, the kids have their first soccer games. they are all so excited to finally play instead of practicing (though elizabeth's team has been rained out every week so far). after the games i'm headed to vegas. i'm so excited to go. i've never been there. i'm going for a conference for work, but i'm heading there a day early to see my sister stephanie. we're planning to go to the village seafood buffet at the Rio on saturday night. steph thought this would be good because i'll get to see the strip at night. sunday morning we're going to head to the grand canyon. i'm really excited about this. what's funny though is that the first thing i thought about was the Brady Bunch episodes where they go there. maybe i'll take a donkey ride like alice.

i've got the batteries charged and the camera ready, so i'll take lots of pictures.

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