Saturday, September 16, 2017


As Peter left for school this week, Jonathan and I complimented him on how handsome he looked.  He really did: taller than either of us, and nicely dressed in a navy polo shirt with khaki pants and black shoes.

Peter made a face at the compliment.  His outfit is a school uniform.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


We've had quite a summer with the three children that still lived at home.  Each of them had two or three possibilities of schools to attend this fall.  All of these options required research on our part.

As of this morning, when Peter started high school, all three kids are now settled in their respective schools for this year.  Mom is doing a HAPPY DANCE!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fathers' Day

Last Sunday, we celebrated Fathers' Day in Virginia, where my mother and sister live.  An ice cream sundae buffet feted Jonathan and my brother-in-law Andrew, and I also treated Jonathan to a large bouquet of sunflowers, the symbol of Ukraine.  Later in the day, several of us headed to the nearby cemetery, where my Dad is buried.  After gathering there for an hour to reminisce, we sang a wonderful hymn stanza:

Children of the heavenly Father,
Safely in His bosom gather,
Nestling bird nor star in heaven,
Such a refuge, e'er was given.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Great News

Sarah told us recently that she will attend Concordia Texas next fall.  And last night she made it official by paying her deposit.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Almost Empty Nesters

Yesterday afternoon, Jonathan and I enjoyed a few hours at Barnes & Noble--drinking coffee, visiting, reading, working cross-word puzzles.  With only one child at home at the moment, we're actually doing activities from our "before-children" life.  What a concept!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Eighth Grade Graduation

We have two graduates in our family this spring.  Here is a photo of Peter celebrating his completion of 8th grade and promotion to high school:

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

High School Graduation June 4