Sunday, December 01, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Anyway, Famke had a great time being driven around, and later Kado and Feintsje had turns too.
This year is going to have to be the year I actually buy myself a pair of boots.
After this, we had pie! I do not have any pictures of that. You will have to trust me, the pies were delicious! We had apple, rhubarb, pumpkin, and pecan. No one left hungry. No one.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My dearest kindest friend Anne, who lives in Maine, sent this to me!
So I took some time today to play the piano, look at a new magazine, and color.
I highly recommend coloring as a way to relax.
So much so that I do believe if I were ever to run a coffee shop I would have baskets of coloring books and buckets of crayons on all the tables.
Which of course I sort of already do...
Monday, November 25, 2013
So today when the mail came there was an envelope with no return address. I opened it and out came this rupee from India! Jonge is going to be one happy boy to bring this to school with him tomorrow! THGGM helped Jonge looked it up on the Internet. He didn't know who Ghandi was, so I'm not sure how DEEP of a study of India they do in second grade, but he did know a rather interesting Indian dance!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
But, it was certainly the RIGHT thing to do. After dropping my sister off at her home in Kalamazoo we stopped at the Plainwell McDonalds for coffee. The news on the TV there was all about the tornadoes in Illinois. People were gathered around it, calmly stating who they knew in the path. Back in the car, the radio reports were of severe storms coming over Lake Michigan. I called my other sister who lives in the path of the storm who said that they were ALMOST home and the rain was picking up. We made it home just before the wind and rain hit us. The last picture is about half a mile from our house. It got very windy, but all we lost were branches. The area shown in this picture was out of power for several days. My sister made it home in time to get into her basement as a tornado passed over their house. My sister in Kalamazoo called me just a bit later to ask if I had heard that nearly every area we had just passed through had sustained major damage due to the wind. So, yes, I am feeling incredibly thankful that we all made it home safely. But I must confess that I still feel cheated out of a pleasant Sunday morning with my family on the other side of Lake Michigan. I'll get over it. Eventually. Maybe.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Yes. It has.
Last week Saturday morning we got up early and headed to Wisconsin for a wedding!
It truly was lovely. The wedding took place at a very old church in Kenosha.
Although I was very tempted to, I did not bring my camera to the wedding.
Since I did not, you will have to trust me when I tell you that the Tiffany stained glass windows were truly spectacular.
But not as beautiful as the bride.
The reception venue was gorgeous also. The grooms father made the unique cup cake stand.
Although I took two hundred pictures, not too many of them came out well.
The reception was at the Polish Center in Franklin.
This picture is of my uncle and his sister, who travel with her family from Michigan to Wisconsin.
Sorry that the commentary on these pictures is so dull. I cannot begin to tell you just how many times these pictutes and comments have disappeared while I was writing this. Either blogger is really acting up, or I have lost the blogging touch! Could be either. Trust me when I tell you that this was a truly beautiful wedding and I am SO happy we were able to attend!