I received an email from MJ (our DIL in Indiana) regarding the awards night at Ian's school this week. And guess who got some GREAT awards! Ian was #1 in his class ranking for academics! Isn't that fantastic! He also got several other awards and we couldn't be more proud of this young man (who by the way is having a birthday the end of this month!).
MJ said they had rec'd a call from school letting them know he was in the top 10 but didn't know he was #1 until last night. A pleasant surprise that's for sure but not a total surprise! MJ said she and Ron are so proud of him and they should be. What an accomplishment from lots of hard work!
Also, Kayla had a great yr @ Ball State, making the deans list first semester & all A's and B's second semester. "That's the result of tons of all-night studying! " to quote MJ. Kayla has such good study habits and her accomplishments at school show this as well. I didn't have a recent picture of Kayla to post but I'll have to work on that. She's going to be starting her summer job as a life guard.
Kayla and Ian have been given such a great foundation from MJ and Ron, I wouldn't expect any less from their children. They have provided such a great spiritual, moral and understanding on how our daily actions affect our lives. Great parenting, Ron & MJ! Congrats to you both as well.
Bob and I were talking about what great parents each of our kids are. It's not easy now a days to provide all that kids need. Work, home and outside influences are not easy to balance when raising children but each of the 'boys' families have done this.
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to IAN and KAYLA!!! We love you both and share in being proud of your accomplishments!