Monday, March 17, 2008


My dear, dear friend Sara is so kind as to be my vacation home whenever I need a break from Toledo. We go when John is on AHEC, we go when John is at conferences, and we go (with John) at Thanksgiving, and we've gone whenever John is in Honduras. This year was no exception. And, as a special bonus, this year the weather was delightful.
Joe, her hospitable husband, was raking up all the dead grass to fill in the gaps with new grass seed. It looked a thankless task, and I was grateful to not be the one to do it, but Mimi thought it looked like fun and wanted to help.Livi and Sara's Libby are only 6 weeks apart in age, and they are absolutely delightful friends. They can play all day long, entertaining each other and only occasionally tormenting the younger girls. Libby was showing Liv how to play T-ball. I don't think that athletic prowess is our real strong point. We'll work on our bat aim later.

Sara and I talked and laughed and cut up fruit for a Young Women's activity and walked in her mall (nicer, much nicer than Southwyck) and went fabric shopping (such a fun store we found) and cut out pieces to make darling outfits for the girls and sewed and talked some more and watched Psych. I'm so lucky to have such a delightful friend. (John had my camera out of the country, so these pictures are from Sara, too.)


Cynthia said...

I love the picture of Liv playing t-ball. The picture was taken at the perefect moment.
Glad you had such a nice trip to Indi visiting your friend.

Anonymous said...

It is so lovely to see your girls outside... in GRASS! They look good playing outside! I'm glad you had such a nice trip... sounds as if fun was had by all!

Sara said...

Woo hoo! We heart you!

Mags said...

come on livvy is a natural! I think those runnin emilee genes are the best kind of sports genes one could acquire. How awesome for John! Mike always wanted to do the dental honduras thing, but for some reason they didn't do it his senior year. Maybe one day he and john can go back together and help people from tooth to toe!

brittani c. said...

Hey, congrats on the Match! I will see you guys tomorrow when you find out where you end up (and then your nerves and your sanity can rest for a bit)!