Undoubtedly some of you are wondering where Mr. Stanford has been. Although Mr. Stanford spent the first week of January sick and had missed the whole week of teaching because of it, the second week of January however, Mrs. Stanford had a baby! Milo Stanford was born Wednesday January 11th, was 6lbs and 18.5”. So I think that’s a pretty awesome reason to congratulate them and celebrate! Some might disagree, but I think there was a second monumental occurrence. Every year during our bowling party Mr. Stanford and I play each other, and every year Mr. Stanford soundly beats me. “Crushes me” may be a better description. This year however, Mr. Stanford was a “no-show” for our annual instructor bowling match, which counts as a forfeit, which counts as a win for me! So 2017 was the first year I was declared victorious over Mr. Stanford in our annual instructor bowling match (I’m having the trophy made as you read this.) Sure, this may have had something to do with him being horribly ill, but hey, I can’t control that! I know, I know… some of you may ask “How can you put a bowling victory on the same level as a new baby?” Well… I’ll just point out that this is the second time Mr. Stanford and his wife Angie have had a baby, but this is the first time I’ve won our annual bowling match.