Monday, June 23, 2008

Jake in the pool

The Reception

Nate and Stacey's wedding

My niece, Stacey married her sweetheart, Nate this past weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful sunny day and a lovely ceremony!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fathers' Day 2008

We drove to Molly & Myron's for a quick Fathers' Day visit! It is so nice to have them living closer...only 1 1/2 hour drive. We went to a Japanese restaurant for dinner. It was fun after Betsy got over her initial fright at the cook setting the grill afire! She wasn't expecting that and really screamed for her mama! We had a great time and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with them!

Jefferson Elementary

I attended Jefferson Elementary School from first grade to fourth and that was the last year that school was open. It's one of the few old schools that hasn't been demolished. It still stands outside of Deerfield, Indiana...just down the road from the house in which I grew up. One of my old friends decided to take a photo fifty years later and contacted a lot of the students in the 1958 photo. Only a few came but it was fun to catch up with them, especially Mike Mills who came from California!

Jake is 9 months old!

Isn't he adorable!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My new car...

I love my new Grand makes me feel 16 again! Thank you John for the great Mothers' Day surprise!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Busy Summer at the Library

The Children's Department has been really hectic since school is out. We're working really hard to get ready for our summer reading program in July. It's called "Catch the Reading Bug" so everything is "bug" themed. I bought an ant farm and got it established about a week ago. It's been so interesting to see the ants build tunnels and rearrange their home. The kids have been fascinated! My brother, Jim, is a science teacher and he's presenting our first program on bees. He's a beekeeper and is planning to bring a display hive...the kids are really excited about that and so am I!
On the home front, my axolotl died a few weeks ago. He had really grown large...around 10 inches long. He died quite suddenly so we really don't know what happened. I now have two more young axolotls at home. They're wild ones so they have dark coloring and spots, unlike my other one which was albino. They seem to be thriving so I hope they'll live longer than Axel. We named the new ones, Atie and Batie...after the imaginary friends that Molly played with as a little girl. She got a real chuckle out of our naming of our pets.

Visit to the Butterfly Exhibit

We had a beautiful time over Memorial Day weekend visiting with Molly, Myron and Betsy. The butterfly exhibit was so pretty and we all enjoyed seeing the beauty of God's creation.