Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Paul was elected the MSS Vice Speaker at the AMA Conference in Chicago last weekend. Shamefully I have lost track of his many accomplishments over the past few years and resolve to start writing them down!  He continues to astound me with his drive and passion for leadership, community service, and in so many other facets of his life.  Celebrating you today, Paul!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Alison in Thailand

I guess she is going to be staying for awhile.  First it was a trip to see her dad and explore with her friend Lisa.

Then with the help of dear friends, she found an amazingly perfect apartment and a Thai language course.
She spends a whole lot of time eating..................her favorite thing!  This is my sweet friend and her angel mom in Thailand.
Now she has a job teaching English at a private Catholic school.  I don't have a picture of that yet, but can't wait to see more of this amazing adventure as it unfolds!  

Chloe Garden Portrait

Can't believe how long it's been since I posted anything.  Must have needed a break.  Most of the last 4 months have gone to cleaning out clutter, having a garage sale and working in the yard.  I am into container gardening as an alternative to fighting with tree roots and grass.  DIY home  improvement projects have me in their grip!  Everywhere I look there are projects that come to mind.  Maybe it's a self-defense coping method to living alone.  One thing I do well is knowing how to stay busy.  Here is a portrait of Chloe by our new fence and a bit of the garden.  Pretty Girl!