Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Family Fun at Keeneland

October was a very busy month for our family. 
 Austin, Glenn, Melissa and I participated in a fundraiser for the 
Hindman Settlement School at Keeneland Race Track on October 19. 
Keeneland is located in Lexington, KY and only runs April and October. 
 The lunch buffet was delicious, the weather was perfect,
and being with friends and family was the best! 

By the way, Austin loves Transylvania University
and "living" in Lexington.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Y'all

 Pumpkinmania is a festive tradition  at Transylvania University.
The students carved 600 - 700 pumpkins, and they are displayed on the steps
of Old Morrison (bldg.) for the festival.
It is a very fun event with Trick-or-treating for Lexington children, food,
music and more! 
 Pictured below and placed in the middle is "Chief"
who is the head of campus security.
He looks pretty fierce here, but I have heard he is buddy to all.
 What a variety of whimsical, scary, and beautifully carved jack-o-lanterns.
On November 1st they will be smashed into a dumpster, another fun occasion.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Holiday Teas

Teatime Holidays 
The 2017 special issue of this magazine is bound to put
readers in the mood for celebrating the holidays with afternoon tea
from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. 
 Nine different delicious menus and beautiful tablescapes
include Thanksgiving, Hanakkah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. 
Complete with a section of Gluten Free Scones and 
several "How-Tos" with step-by-step photos. 

The holidays will soon be here!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Travels and Fun Surprise

My husband Glenn and I traveled to Sea Island, Georgia for a
three-night stay at the five-star Cloister Resort to attend a conference
and board meeting of the American Gas Association.
He had no idea he was to receive the 2017 American Gas Association
Distinguished Service Award at the luncheon on Monday.

And, he couldn't believe I have known it since May 1st,
and had supplied them with photos for a video. :-)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Royal Adderley "Poinsettia"

 I stopped at my favorite Lexington home furnishings consignment 
store a few days ago, and spied this pretty Royal Adderley "Poinsettia" teacup trio. 
The price: $10.50.  I couldn't remember if I have one like it at home, but I concluded at that 
price, if I do, I could use another. 
 The teacup collector's heart sometimes overrules logic. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Transylvania University Move-in

Friday morning Glenn and Austin packed the Suburban.
Austin drove me in his car.  We stopped in Lexington for a nice gluten free brunch
at Wild Eggs on the way. 
All incoming first year students has an appointment time.  
Wow!  The unloading took about 60 seconds. 
Students, faculty and staff carried all of Austin's things to the hall just outside 
his room on second floor. 
The unpacking and decorating was easy after the two dads
determined the best way to arrange the furniture in the tight space. 

I forgot to take photos of Nathan's side of the room where the
two closets and built-in chests with a large shared mirror are located. 
The first year students (they aren't called freshmen) are divided
into groups with an upper class student as leaders.
Orientation for parents and students began with dinner Friday evening.
Parents returned for more orientation on Saturday and the student
induction ceremony. Transy is a very historic small university.
We estimated 250 to 300 students took part.
 One last selfie below.
And, thanks to roommate Nathan's mom, I have a Transylvania University Mom decal. 
Orientation for students continues throughout the week before classes begin 9/5.

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