Oct 29 2009

Second College Application Complete!



Good news!  C.J. has completed his second college application.  If you are a parent with a teen who needs to get organized, try registering for “My Organizer” at the CollegeBoard.com.  Once the student enters his/her information, all of the colleges can be saved on one page with deadlines, cost comparison, acceptance rates, and much more.  Better yet, there’s a reminder section with “To Do’s” that pop up.  Takes a lot of parent elbow grease out of the process.MARYLAND_WALLMARX_LOGO

Jul 7 2009

Orchids at University of Maryland


photo_070709_001I took the boys (C.J. and his friend, Tyler) to check out University of Maryland, College Park.  After the tour (which took us all over that enormous campus), we had ice cream at The Dairy (which is now the official Visitor Center, too).  There was a lovely display of orchids.  After doing some research, I learned that the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, has started raising these exotic flowers.  Check out this article, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DXK/is_16_21/ai_n6355371/.  Still, they can’t compare to the orchid in Uniontown.  (I bet it dies as soon as we tranplant it to Sykesville.)