Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Boston Temple

Yesterday we were able to go to the
Boston Temple with Jared and Lauren.
It was a wonderful experience, and yet another step
for Jared towards leaving on his mission.
At this point I think all that is left to do is pack
up his bedroom and pack his suitcases.
He leaves here on Monday, June 6th
and enters the MTC on Wednesday, June 8th.
Erin, Justin, and Bennett will be taking Jared
to the MTC which is fitting since
Erin and Justin took Brett to the MTC too!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

Jared's openhouse is tomorrow.
I can't believe that he has so little time left at
home before he leaves for Hawaii for two years.
My how the time has flown!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Goodbye Patty

Today we attended the funeral of a dear family friend - Patty Taylor. Patty is in our ward and has been a wonderful part of our life. She and her husband were Nursery Leaders for Jared and they share a special bond to this day. Patty was in the Christmas Ornament exchange that I did for years and she always made little Sculpy ornaments that I always looked forward to receiving. She knew how to knit and crochet and made wonderful things including great dish cloths. She also was a great cook. She will truly be missed by our family and those who knew and loved her.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baby Nala

Lauren got to bring baby Nala home for her Child Studies class.
She is an electronic baby that needs to be fed,
burped, have her diaper changed,
and be rocked.

Lauren had her from Thursday at 3:30 PM
until Friday morning at 9:00 AM
She ended up getting a 95/100 in
meeting Nala's needs. But after getting
up twice in the night to feed a crying baby,
Lauren is glad she doesn't have a real baby.
And so are we!


Spring has FINALLY sprung in Glenville, New York.

I thought I'd take a picture with the flowers up.
They are hard to see in this picture.
But easier to see in the picture below.

Lauren had her flute recital on May 1st.
She played Sonata #1 by J.J. Quantz.
She played really well.
I think she was happy with her performance.

She also played the bass flute in the flute choir.
She said that it was hard to play because it took soooo much
breath to get the notes out, and she was playing a slow song.
Notice how big it is and how the mouthpiece curves around.

This is Lien, Lauren, and Lara, (the three Ls) playing their trio.
It was awesome!


Easter was at the end of Spring break for Lauren.
We'd gone to Cape Cod from Wednesday until Friday.
Then Lauren went on a youth temple trip
to Palmyra all day Saturday.
And then it was Easter Sunday!
Wow did it seem to come quickly.

I thought I'd post a couple of pictures
of Lauren in her Easter dress.

We had a wonderful Easter together.
It was Lauren, Glen, Helen, and I.
Helen came to our ward and then over
to our house for Easter dinner.
We had ham, funeral potatoes, homemade rolls,
asparagus, and key lime pie.
It's funny to only have one child at
home for these kinds of holidays.
But we had a great time!