Monday, July 30, 2012

SSI 2012

Student Statesmanship Institute 2012 was an absolute BLAST!!!!

Six of us kids  + Dad attended this year.

"How to run a press conference"

The masterminds of SSI - the Visschers

This was Caleb's first year to attend SSI

Daniel B is a legend at the camp....

A hollow-eyed witness testifying...

An unconventional gavel....

Grace's Mock Trial team...

Anna's team beat Grace's team!

Student Statesmanship Institue Week Two, 2012!

How many Mieczkowskis can you find???

Kevin and Caleb - best buds and roommates for the week..

-The Guys-

So official....

Joe got to be Speaker of the House

Caleb did a great job on his speech...

Everyone had a great time!
Here are the broadcasts the Mock Media put together during the week:

If any of you are in high-school or have kids that age, we highly
recommend that you attend SSI. It will change your life!

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way."
1 Timothy 2:1-2

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A busy month....

It's July, so that means that it's camp time!!!!!
We have a packed July this year! Grace and Melody are attending a Suzuki training camp in Chicago during the week of July 4th, then the oldest 6 kids are attending the Student Statesmanship Institute in Lansing the following week!

(If you haven't had heard of SSI, check out the video embedded below)

Directly after SSI, we are attending the Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp
here locally. That's pretty much what our July looks like!

I will try to do a few updates during the next week at SSI,
just so you all know that we are still alive :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

of Rides and Friends...

Hi all-

Little update from your struggling webmaster Jonno,
apologizing for the posts, or lack thereof, recently :)

Over the past month, two vehicles have been added to the Mieczkowski fleet.

My faithful '94 Beretta met an untimely end a few months ago,
so I recently purchased an '03 Pontiac Vibe!

It has enough space to carry around tools for my handyman jobs,
and gets pretty good gas mileage for my commute to Lansing!

Just last week, Dad bought this 1995 Ford F-350 off a friend from church 
who runs a landscaping business! We have been wanting a work truck for hauling 
wood and plowing our quarter-mile driveway in the winter, so this fit the bill!

A couple of weeks ago, Caleb and I took a couple friends cruising
in Grandpa B's '66 Mustang. We had a blast!

Check out this video Caleb took of a little action on Woodward:

We had tons of fun!

Well, that's been what's going with 
cars around the Mieczkowski place!