Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lake House Visit
We just spent the weekend visiting Tom, Kelly, Matt, and Tyler. It was a beautiful weekend with both sunshine and showers. Projects were accomplished. Dinners were enjoyed together. But most importantly, I had time with my beautiful grandchildren!

Here are Tony and me with Matthew after church enjoying the riverfront.

Tom's project for the weekend was putting together a new dock which he has been preparing for a few weeks.

Kelly and Matthew together. Matt is a very sweet boy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yesterday Ann Marie spent the afternoon with me because her little sister is in the hospital with asthma. She will be celebrating her 7th birthday next week so I enjoy talking to her and doing things together. I dug out my large collection of Legos left over from when my children were young. Legos are the perfect toy, creative with limitless possibilities. Here's Ann Marie with a house we made together. Soon afterward the house toppled and fell apart, but that's okay. With Legos you just make a new and better one!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Come and see my garden!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Here we are with our little friend Sakiho who is four years old. Isn't she beautiful in her summer yukata?

My student Michiyo has two friends visiting from Japan, so they came to my house this morning for a little conversation. We had a good visit.

Here we are approaching the Mackinaw Bridge from the ferry going to the Island.

Every summer we like to spend a little time at St. Ignace, Mackinaw Island, and Mackinaw City. The island is 8 miles around so we like to hike its perimeter. This time our ferry to the island made a special pass directly under the Mackinaw Bridge---very interesting! It was a fairly cool day so it was perfect for hiking. Halfway around the island there is a park with picnic tables, so we always plan to eat lunch at that park. Mackinaw is certainly one of the most beautiful places in this state.

It's been a while since I blogged so I guess I have a little catching up to do here. We traveled so much in the spring that recently I've been enjoying lazy summer days at home. Our garden is doing well; I've been taking long walks usually during the morning; I've been knitting and reading, not accomplishing so much but just enjoying every day.
Last week we spent a day at Shipshewanna, a beautiful Amish community in the north of Indiana. You can learn more about Shipshewanna here. It is known for the beautiful farmland and countryside, hard working people with a cultural difference from mainstream America, and restaurants with delicious home cooked meals. We happened to be there on a flea market day so it was interesting walking around and looking at everything. It is a very nice place to spend a day.