Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Every year before Lude starts his school year at LCCC, the college and it's various departments have a full on dinner meeting.  This year at that dinner meeting, Lude was awarded Faculty of the Year in the Business Division and we couldn't be prouder!  He's taught at LCCC for as long as I can remember.....maybe since just after Jessica was born?  Not sure!  At tonight's event he was honored at the dinner where they read about his life, family and work including his teaching career.  They read from some of the thousands of student reviews where he was lauded as "the best teacher of my entire college career" or "I wish I could have had someone like Mr Kemock for all my classes, I learned so much!"
Teaching is his talent!  It manifests itself in so many places of his life (right, girls?).  He's enjoyed every class he's taught, had some great student stories to tell, sometimes experienced difficulty balancing work, home and school and has sacrificed a lot to keep this.  But it's been a rewarding career and well worth every moment of the balancing act.
He got a certificate (ooooo, ahhhhh) and a lovely check (yay, vacation)!  But, one of the highlights of the evening was when Helene came over to his table and sat down with him and proceeded to gush about how "proud she was of him!!"   You see, Helene was his teacher over 41 years ago when he was at Lincoln West doing his student teaching.  I don't imagine that teachers have very many opportunities like that and she was quite taken aback.  Helene teaches English at LCCC.
And I mentioned once before on my blog that he was told of this special honor of Adjunct Faculty of the Year on the very day that his daughter was hired as Adjunct Faculty at Dominican University.

That has meaning beyond my comprehension.....

Congratulations, Ludeeeeee....Love You

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Having dinner with Donna and Jeff is always a lot of fun.
Donna and I get together regularly for dinner or drinks but it's nice when we can include the guys.
We dined at one of our favorites, Rosewood Grill in Strongsville.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

We're saying Good-Bye to the old homestead.
It's a house that Lude bought before we were married.
Where we lived after being married in 1976.
Where we lived when Jessica was born in 1978.
We moved from there to Olmsted Falls in January of 1979.

Since has helped us with cars, houses, college, more cars, more houses, and more college!
Thank you little house!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Peter Pan with McKeely at Olmsted Performing Arts
was THE BEST.....
I think we both enjoyed it very much.
Lude met us at Red Robin afterwards.
Then, McKeely went to do some shopping with us and to 
our new condo to help us with all the measurements!
It was a super fun day!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Jewelry party was a huge success!  I never really thought it would be as great as it was. 
Patty from church is a Premier Jewelry Consultant and helped me so much when kClare was getting married by giving me lots and lots of jewelry to try on with my dress.  I didn't end up buying anything from her because Premier's items are a little more casual and chunky than I was looking for.  So, I thought it would be a good time to have a party for her and say thank you for all she did. 
Then, she left Premier....but turned me over to Kelly who was AWESOME!

Thanks everyone who came!

Monday, August 5, 2013

The "gang" came for a picnic today.  We get together a couple times each year and this was one of them.  It's always nice to catch up and see what everyone is doing.

August 4, 2013

Wow, how long has it been since I've had Rainbow Jell-o!?

Good to see you guys!