Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy 18th Birthday Austin

Happy 18th Birthday Austin!
The month of May has been very busy with family birthdays,
Melissa's family move to their newly built home in Berea,
end of the school year events, including band and choir concerts, awards programs,
senior signing, Austin's high school graduation, and more!
We look forward to a special family dinner/celebration on Thursday night.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day ~ a time to remember 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trading Tables

 The cherry table above was my mother's, and it sat in front of our 
living room picture window for many years.  
After my mother's passing in 2007, Melissa took it to her house
and used it as a side table in her great room. 
As you know from my last post, I gave  Aunt Ida's cherry table
to Melissa for her breakfast nook.  Last night Glenn and Austin
moved this smaller table into my "tea room."
The table runner Nancy C. made for me, fits perfectly.  
I have a feeling there may be more furniture exchanges in the future.   

Monday, May 22, 2017

Birthday/Moving Day

 Happy Birthday, Melissa! 
Today is moving day.
The first piece of furniture has been in my tea room.
It's Aunt Ida's beautiful cherry drop-leaf kitchen table made by Uncle Lester.
It is now in Melissa, Tim, and Peyton's breakfast nook with Berea College
corn shuck woven bottoms, and Aunt Ida's dining room hanging light fixture.
The breakfast nook overlooks the Berea Country Club #2 fairway and green
where Aunt Ida hit a hole-in-one.
 The next two items moved were Aunt Ida's round pedestal table
with the pie crust top she gave to Glenn and me for our first apartment in 1972.
The lamp was Aunt Mary's from about 1975.
Melissa is as sentimental as I am. 
More family heirlooms are coming tomorrow on the moving vans,
 and I'm sure a few more will make their way from my house to the new house. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Austin's High School Graduation Night

 Austin graduated from Berea Community High School
with Highest Honors (HHH),  a Medallion, cords from
National Honor Society, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA),
Thespian Society and Student Council.
As Senior Class Parliamentarian, he presented a special award to "Officer Ray" the retiring school resource (police) officer, and sang "Hold On To The Memories as the "senior talent"
with his buddy, Billy, accompanying on the guitar.  
(I hope this video works.) 
Below: with proud Mom and Dad
 I bet you're not surprised he decorated his cap as a 
"world traveler" with flags from the countries he has visited. 
Many good friends 

And, the icing on the cake is when your dad is a member of the
school board and has signed your diploma then presents it to you on stage. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

High School Graduation Week

Celebrating Austin's high school graduation on Friday, May 19th. 
I just love those blue eyes. 
He is a world traveler and I know he will continue to travel.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

Austin plans to attend Transylvania University in Lexington, KY 
and major in accounting and minor in theater.  
 It will be exciting to see where Austin's journey will take him. 

"A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it's built for."
~ Albert Einstein ~

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Few Paris Favorites

In addition to all the history, architecture, art, and more,
we loved the many outdoor cafe's 

delicious food, 

 very leisurely meals, 

famous French macarons, 

and free time to enjoy the Avenue Des Champs Elysees.
Austin rated Paris his second favorite place in the world to visit.
His first, remains to be Ireland.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring Break 2017 - Days 7, 8 and 9 in Paris

We arrived at our Paris hotel late in the day on Thursday, April 4th.
Our bus dropped us off, and we traveled by Paris Metro
everywhere we went except for a bus tour one morning and
the final trip to the airport.
Remember, we live in a small town.  Some of our students had never flown
before this trip.  It was an amazing experience for all!
Our hotel was a bout five miles from the Eiffel Tower.
We were very fortunate Trevor was our Tour Director.  He
has bout 30 years experience with EF Tours escorting school groups primarily
in England and France.
He maneuvered our combined group of 36 quickly on and off trains,
while changing lines many times.

Paris The City of Light
The highlights of Paris were pointed out to us on
the morning bus tour on Day 8 and on the night riverboat cruise
on the Seine on the night of Day 9.
Notre Dame

We visited the Louvre with the famous Mona Lisa
The weather was great while we were there.
We have several hundred photos in mixed order because of
using 2 cameras and 3 phones.
We have far more photos than I can or will post.
And, we have many wonderful memories.  
A few highlights will be featured in the final post. 

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