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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Amish Country Visit with the Elders

Monday, we took our Elders and the Wooster Elders to Amish Country for a P-day (personal day) visit.
 It was a beautiful day to be a tourist.  We got to see the beautiful country side in Holmes County.
 We did the "boy" tour and only visited the cheese factories and Lehman's.  We also had lunch at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek.
They were happy to check out the hardware store.

 And take silly pictures...

 Maybe they need to learn how to be a little less gangsta'!

I don't know Elder Graves, I think the straw hat was better!
We found out the Wooster Elders don't get much food.  I'm proud of our Ward doing a great job taking care of our missionaries.  Funny, we were taking care of our missionaries here and someone else was taking care of my missionary in Utah.  He was so happy to get to play a round of golf with a member on Monday.  We got word today Dakota has been transferred to South Jordan, Utah.  What a beautiful place.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


The last day of school for me was technically June 1 st.  I have worked many days on developing curriculum and training since, but that is the true life of a teacher.
This year is unique, I had to pack my room up and dejunk everything I collected over the last eight years working.  Osborn the home of the beginning of my teaching career, is retiring.  The building is being dismantled this summer.

 It has served our school district for 90 years.  Progress is a bittersweet thing.  New buildings will give us some much needed things like, technological updates that aren't possible in old walls.  Climate control will be awesome in the sweltering beginning to the year.  But seeing the community come in to say goodbye to the building was sad.  Nostalgia for days gone by was seen on a lot of faces.  Even mine on the last day working.

I left, keyless for the first time in eight years.  That was hard.  I will miss the old school.  On the bright side, we will be starting the new year in a new middle school and that will have its perks too.

To celebrate the start of summer we met at the park with some friends and had a picnic dinner.  Family home evening in the park.  Who knew it would only be in the 50s in the beginning of June. 

We enjoyed the picnic anyhow.  At least it didn't rain.

Happy summer.

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Little Bit of Catch-Up is Needed

I just celebrated 21 Happy years with this guy!  Thursday we spent a fun evening together.  He got to pick the restaurant and I chose the movie.  So he picked Red Lobster because that is where we went on our first real date.  I picked the new Avengers movie, because he likes action.  We had a great time.  We decided that we were both happy with our marriage and the choices we've made over the years.  Oh, course there were things we could have, should have and maybe would have done better, but we decided life is pretty good right now!
Kota is doing okay on his mission.  He has had some ups and downs over the past few weeks, but seems to be doing okay this week.  Happy even.  We just need to get him some new shoes.  So I told him how much he could spend and I will watch his account for a transfer from us... Catch his updates next door at the (Best two years) blog.  I have been doing much better at keeping his updated than mine.  I am going to try and post several time this week to get caught up!

I had my usual post school check up.  I had a goal to lose 40 pounds by my 40th.  Well...despite the diet, exercise, etc...I haven't lost a pound.  So I gave up about mid-April.  But, what I found out at the Doctors was that all that hard work paid off.  My blood work showed up with no diabetes with out medication!!! Whohoo!  I will be going back on the exercise regimen and have been dieting again for several weeks...still not pounds being lost.  Do you just chalk it up to age?  Hmm....