Hiram University. May 16, 2009
This post is almost a month late but I want to take a minute to tell you how proud I am of Dane and Jen. Being the stellar, brainy, hardworking people they are, both graduated magna cum laude. Dane received the Carl R. Brown Memorial Scholarship, “awarded on the basis of good character, scholastic ability, and literary achievement, with preference given to a student majoring in English who gives evidence of a distinguished career in this field.”
My dearest Jena and her son Kai made the trip with us. After Dane finished his march across the stage with diploma in hand Kai asked, “Does this mean Morgan’s brother has to get a job?” HA! I was unable to get photos of our favorite Hiram graduates together in their cap and gown because the sky opened up and flooded us out immediately after the ceremony. Fortunately the weather was perfect up until the very end.
Uncle Lawrence made the trip all the way from Texas. It was so wonderful seeing him and Owen getting the chance to meet another member of his family.
Pre monsoon drizzle.
magna cum laude + magna cum laude = future nieces and nephews will be big nerds
We love you guys!
The Dane Leimbach and Jennifer Scott Fan Club
We took Owen out to Doug’s to see the new babies. Almost every ewe has had either twins or triplets. They were up to there eyeballs in lambs. I almost forgot what cute, funny creatures they are when they are young (kind of like human babies).
The new mama.
There's one in every family.
The Pygmy Goats also had their little ones.
Beware Spoiled Kids
Larry. Curly. Moe.
Owen thinks Gammie and Papa have the best bed on the planet.
For my long weekend off of work I decided to drive on up to Ohio and surprise the folks. Thursday Owen and I hit the road around 9 am and arrived in New London around 6:30. He was a traveling rock star! I stopped around lunch time to let him run around outside and I stopped briefly a second time for gas. Other than that he was a happy boy the entire way there (and back). My mom came to the garage door to see who was coming up the drive way. She saw us and flipped (We live for suprises in my family).
Friday Owen and I got to hang out with Grandma Shirly and Grandpa Russ. Grandpa showed Owen around his metal shop and let him sit on the tractor and the go-cart. Grandma pulled out toys from the upstairs closet. It brought back good memories. It’s funny the things that remember from when you were a kid (the teddy bear picnic basket!).
My Ohio family all gets together Saturday morning at Sterk’s in Wakeman for breakfast. Afterwards Mom (“Gammie”), my grandparents, Owen and myself went to Amish country and had a wonderful day! Owen was facinated by the horse and buggies. At one point he got a little frustrated with me when he wasn’t seeing them often enough (MOMMIE! NEE-HEE!!!). We went to what was quite possibly the best thrift store on the planet and then bought some fresh organic eggs for $1.25/dozen (!!!!) from a family in the area.
It was a wonderful time. I wish we all lived closer.