|Michael's pottery--baby shower raffle prize|
|(Lower) Jim Mathis & Newell Cerak|
And the J-term Taylor students they took camping in the snow!
I continued what we'd started when Terry and Sandy were here--sorting through the family photos, letters, and mementos on the Koch side. Among the various discoveries, I was especially drawn to this treasured document--my mother-in-law's certificate of baptism and what she wrote on the envelope.
Michael spent several days taking down dead trees and cutting wood for the fire. Five of the logs he contributed to Stephan's timber frame house-in-progress.
Meanwhile, the art club members were enjoying their weekly hour or two exploring, experimenting with various designs, paints, techniques.
Leah usually draws her own designs. This time she chose one of the patterns available and skillfully used her acrylic paints to add color.
Another member focused on the tonsured baseball centerpiece! Our neighbor's little boys found it in our woods.
After art club, the plastic-covered table was useful for Moriah's design and decorative project. She painted parallel opposite-direction arrows on two t-shirts--partner costumes for the Saturday Broom Ball pick-a-date event.
Another reminder of the passing of time--Samuel, our youngest, turned 40 this week! They celebrated as a family with a meal and a play at Grace College enjoying Malachi's acting role as ........... & ............ Hmmm, I guess we'll find out next Saturday!
|Malachi, the lowliest or humblest of them all!|
Local craft fairs abound this time of year. Our friend Georgia, also an art club member, displayed her delicately painted shell pendants, beautiful photo-cards and a few pieces of Mike's pottery at the Matthew Marketplace Bazaar.
Nana-Leah, Rebecca and I went to show our support. So many vendor friends and I want to buy from each one! Little cutie gets whatever she admires given to her!
|The Three Marketeers|