Lucas’s 8th Grade Graduation

Yesterday, Lucas and his classmates completed 8th grade and graduated from middle school. We had a full day of celebrations for the kids and adults to mark this amazing milestone.

Each student delivers a 100-word speech along with honoring and introducing a classmate, chosen at random. It’s as touching to hear what they have to say about each other as it is to hear them reflect on their time at Nueva. They all have come so far and did so well.

It’s bittersweet for all of us to close out this chapter of their journey. Thankfully most of them are moving up to the upper school together this fall. A handful of amazing classmates are moving on to new schools and will be missed.

We’re super proud of Lucas and all he’s accomplished and look forward to Olivia and Lucas being together again in high school. Great job, Lucas!

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Christmas Day at Home

We came home early from New York City and spent Christmas at home alone (with Luna). The kids were excited to open all of the presents that were under the tree, as they originally wouldn’t have been able to open them until after we returned from Colorado in January.

Thanks to all our family for the generous gifts.

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Lunch at Waterbar in SF

It’s been ages since we had a family excursion to San Francisco – definitely not during the pandemic. We made an impromptu outing on Saturday to the Embarcadero and had a really nice meal at Waterbar. It was a beautiful day for a walk and lunch outside.

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Christmas 2020

Like most families, we were separated from our loved ones due to COVID-19. It’s been a year since we have seen any family except Grace’s parents in August. That didn’t stop Olivia and Lucas’s grandparents, aunts and uncles from sending them many generous and thoughtful gifts. Santa somehow knew what was on their lists, too.

Grace and Romana cooked a feast that was too much for the five of us. We’re still working on finishing it. Everything was delicious.

Hopefully our next holidays will be more back to normal. Until then, stay safe, everyone. Merry Christmas!

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