now a freshman at Bothell High School, doing an AP class (Human
Geography) and several Math and Science classes.
Jan and Huyen are travelling almost every month this year: Bali,
Puerto Rico, Lisbon, Netherland, Istanbul and Nice, just the first half
of the year.
Jan and Sofia visited the family in The Netherlands again during the
In September started her Sophomore year at Bothell High, again doing
advanced classes like College in High school Math. She is having almost
went back to school on January 2rd after a well deserved vacation. She had straight As
again on her report card in the Highly Capable Children
Huyen went on a memorable trip to Hong Kong and Dubai in January.
Sofia had her 14th birthday in January, congratulations Sofia! She
had a fun birthday party at the "Escape Room" in Seattle:
Huyen accepted a position as project lead for a Public Health
research project and had to fly twice to Vietnam, early February and
early March, to meet her
Huyen, Sofia and Jan did a Mexican Cruise during Sofia's mid-winter
break from school:
Jan went to Italy to visit his second cousin for the first time. We
share the same great-grandfather:
Sofia earned another belt at her Jiu-Jitsu school:
Sofia did several plays at school again this year:
Sofia finished her Middle School at Canyon Park Middle School with
straight A's, again. Congratulations Sofia on a job well done! We're all
very proud of you.
This summer Sofia acted as a Junior Leader in Training at the
Evergreen School again. Sofia and Jan visited our family in The
Netherlands, we all attended a great party in Portland at our friends
Dave and Jeanne. Then, Sofia and Jan went two days camping in the
Cascades where there were too many bugs!
After too much travel (trips to Spain, Maui, Japan, The Netherlands
and Argentina in 4 months), Huyen and Jan will be staying home for 6
summer already! Sofia
will start attending Bothell High School in September 2018.