New dwarf hamster

September 27th, 2003

The Pitt Crew has a new member! Her name is Nutmeg, and she is a Siberian Dwarf Hamster. She is about half the size of a typical hamster, and she is very cute and playful (although she sleeps a lot during the day as most hamsters do). You can learn more about Dwarf Hamsters on the PetSmart web site.

(From old Family News page)

AAU National Tae Kwon Do Championships

July 6th, 2003

The Pitt Crew competed in the AAU National Tae Kwon Do Championships this weekend along with the rest of the Charles Minter Tae Kwon Do Competition Team. Our team sent 61 athletes to the championships, and a total of 1,658 athletes competed with over 40 states represented. Jennifer, Terri, and Kenny all won gold medals in point sparring. Kenny also won a bronze medal in forms. David unfortunately did not win any medals, but he had a good time nonetheless and there were many black belts who did not fair any better.

(From old Family News page)

Disney World

June 10th, 2003

The Pitt Crew just returned from a vacation in Disney World! We spent 8 days visiting all 4 Disney parks, as well as Sea World and the Disney Blizzard Beach water park. Some of the kids’ favorite rides, shows, and activities included:

  • Magic Kingdom:
    The Buzz Lightyear, Peter Pan’s Flight, Indy Speedway, Dumbo, Jungle Cruise, and Goofy’s Barnstormer rides. The “SpectroMagic” parade and fireworks.
  • Animal Kingdom:
    The safari ride. The Tarzan Rocks! and Lion King shows.
  • Epcot:
    The World Showcase. The “Out of Kilter” rock bagpipe band. The Cranium Command and Circle of Life shows. The IllumiNations fireworks show.
  • Disney-MGM Studios:
    The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Play It!, and the Fantasmic! show.
  • Sea World:
    Feeding the seals and dolphins. The Pet’s Ahoy show, sea lion and otter show, Shamu killer whale show, and dolphin show.
  • Other:
    Riding the Disney monorail. Playing miniature golf on the Disney Fantasia course.

(From old Family News page)

David gets glasses

April 26th, 2003

David got his first pair of eyeglasses today. Since he was the only member of the Pitt Crew still capable of seeing with his own eyes, we knew it was only a matter of time. He is actually very excited about it, and says he “isn’t embarrassed at all” to wear his glasses at school.

(From old Family News page)

Georgia AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships

March 29th, 2003

All four members of the Pitt Crew competed today in the Georgia State AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships.

  • Jennifer took the gold medal in her division for point sparring, and placed fourth in forms.
  • David also won a gold medal in point sparring, and placed 6th out of 16 in forms (the second largest division for forms competition at the event).
  • Terri won the gold medal for point sparring in her division, and finished fourth in forms.
  • Kenny took home a gold medal in forms out of 11 competitors in his division, and won the silver medal for point sparring after losing his match to the only other competitor in his weight class.

Next stop for all of us will be the AAU National Championships in Knoxville, TN on July 2-5.

(From old Family News page)

Our own domain!

March 18th, 2003

We now have our own domain name! officially came online today.