Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016


I went to the farmers' market on Saturday morning and came home with a basket of herbs. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Brother Potteiger

Mervin Potteiger passed way last Sunday.

When he and his wife Ruth came to pastor at Bethel Brethren in Christ Church, after serving in Romania, they were strangers. When they left to retire to his home state of Pennsylvania, they were friends.

I am one of the many, many people around the world whose life has been influenced by Brother Potteiger's service and testimony.

100 years
Outdoor Concert
Game night
Pastor & Bunica
Hymn sing
Sunrise service
Friendship flowers
I'm thankful for...
Birthday girl
Lazy T Ranch
Sunday school picnic

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tulip time

Mom, Naomi, Aunt Phyllis and I visited Holland, Michigan last Saturday. The tulips were past their prime, but we still managed to find some that were photograph-worthy. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mackinac Island

Aunt Phyllis had some vacation to use and she'd never been to Mackinac Island, so on Friday we headed north to one of Michigan's tourist destinations.  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Logan grilled brats and we had a picnic yesterday evening.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


The lilacs are just starting to bloom. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Dow Gardens II

On Saturday, Mom, Betsy, Libby, Naomi and I visited the Dow Gardens. The weather was chilly, but the gardens were spectacular. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Dow Gardens

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016


On Monday, Mom, Dad, Julie, Naomi and I strolled in the Dow Gardens. It was a prime opportunity to shoot a few senior portraits for Naomi. This was my favorite. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Julie booked a flight and came home for the weekend to celebrate Brian's graduation and Mother's Day. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016


I'm all dressed up, but I didn't graduate; I participated with SVSU faculty and staff.
We have four graduates in our family this year.

On Saturday morning, Brian walked in the commencement ceremony at Saginaw Valley State University. He will finish the last class toward his degree in Mechanical Engineering this summer.

Libby is also graduating. She will complete her degree in Animal Science from MSU this summer. She opted not to walk in the commencement ceremonies. Otherwise, we would have had her ceremony to attend on Saturday as well.

Logan and Naomi are our other graduates. Logan graduated from Delta College, and Naomi is completing the last of her high school work this spring. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Blue sky


I picked up this chair from the side of the road. With a little glue and some paint it will fit right in with my mismatched collection. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Garden pool

 Now I just need some goldfish. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


 Kate, my boss, and I made personalized mugs for each member of our full-time staff using sayings that we found on the internet. 

Monday, May 2, 2016


 It's graduation season. Logan participated in the Delta College commencement ceremony Friday where he was awarded his Associates Degree with highest honors. Logan plans to continue taking classes at Delta in the fall, and then transfer to a university to complete a bachelor's degree in construction management. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016