Hi, everyone! I know it's been a long time since I've posted. I haven't stopped crafting, but I just haven't felt like blogging. And a lot of my free time was taken up coaching my son's Lego Mindstorms team. They called themselves the Crash Test Dummies. Every year, the Wichita State University Engineering and Education depts team up to host a huge competition for 4th through 8th graders. This was the first year Matt did it. The kids have to build and program Lego Mindstorm robots to complete different courses. They also have to show team spirit and sportsmanship, and make a team notebook and display. They are judged on all of these things. Matt's team was a beginner team. They had three courses: Table Runner, Line Follower, and Ramp It. Line Follower was the one that gave us serious difficulties.
The kids AND parents learned alot from this competition! The number one thing I learned? Engineering is HARD! It's really difficult to get something to work the same way every single time--darn near impossible IMHO! Makes me appreciate all the devices, big and small, that we depend on every day. Unbelievable!
These kids absolutely stunned me with their smarts and can-do attitude. We didn't place, but they are all winners in my book!
I am married with 2 great kids. I am a perfusionist, which means I operate the heart-lung machine in open heart surgery. I moved to Wichita in October 2007 and I love it here! I've got a great group of stamping friends here, we found a church we love and a house we love. We have a dog and 2 cats.