That was a big achievement. Juli is now teaching karate to children. Zack, who will be 12 on Christmas Day, started karate when he was five years old. Our son Scott, husband and father to the above, has now taken up karate as well. He says he is tired of getting beat up by the members of his family.
The big excitement in August was to go see our eight year old granddaughter Paige be part of a town recreation department production of a musical based on ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Paige was in the chorus.
This was Paige’s first real experience with lipstick and she loved it. She is a little girl no longer. We enjoyed the performance and saw it both nights.
Our daughter Kristin taught a course as part of her work as an academic counselor at IUPUI. She has been there several years now. She and her husband Warren get the opportunity to baby sit Warren’s grandson Aiden, which they all enjoy.
Aiden is a bright and happy three year old and a lot of fun to be with. Ellie and Barry have sat with him as well.
She often can’t find the words but you know what she is feeling. One time she said ‘I don’t know what I know.’ Rather profound when you think about it.
Our friend Joyce had been living with us for a year or so and she decided to go back to Downers Grove IL. Her house there didn’t sell and this way she could make sure it stays in good shape. She took her dogs Powder (White German Shepherd) and Jazz (Bichon) with her.
Our dogs do not sleep on the bed at night, but they often keep it warm during the day.
Ellie continues with her quilting, making quilts for mothers and new borns who can’t afford much for themselves. She also does quilts for family and friends. Unfortunately we didn’t get any pictures of her work this year. Time is just passing by too quickly.
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Barry and Ellie Lively