Friday, June 29, 2007

Sundown at Rainbow Beach

Our good friends Jim and Kelly invited us to meet them for a sunset dinner at Rainbow Beach tonight. It was lots of fun because we got to see Miss Vicki and Lance and Eileen and their beautiful baby Gwen....Caroline, Emmy and Garrett got to play with Jim's kids Courtney and Justin and eveyone had a blast!

Garrett and Justin exploring the tide pools

Our good friend Eileen and Miss Gwen

Caroline and Courtney doing the "Rock Hop".....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It's so hard to say goodbye.....

So we're down to the barrel now and have begun our final get togethers with island friends and families. It's so hard to say goodbye to these people! They have made our lives here on St. Croix so rich and full. I'll be adding photos as I take them over the next ten days.

Here's Caroline and Emmy with Emily

Garrett and Andrew have been friends since they were babies!

Emmy and Kristina sharing a last playdate......I KNOW we'll see you guys again!
Save the last dance for me.....

Monday, June 18, 2007

AZ Academy's End of Year Show.....

Wow I can't believe that this school year is over! Like all of our years, it's been quite eventful! The school year ended with the annual end of year show composed of a series of short plays and skits.

Here's Garrett and his class singing the national anthem!

As for Emmy, she did a wonderful job as a fairy in her play "A Dragon in the Mix"

And to finish the end of year show, Caroline was VERY dramatic as Snow White in
"The Happily Ever After"

As always, the end of year show was a fun night to see all of AZ's talented students. It was rather bittersweet for me, as I knew it would likely be the last show we, the Corders would attend on St. Croix. During the show, AZ's director (my boss and friend) gave out teacher and volunteer awards. I was amazed and touched to recieve an award for my art program! Like I said, truly a bittersweet night. We've been so lucky in finding friends and family on St. Croix, I really can't believe it's time for us to move on.