Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Very Special Day

We met Brian's parents today, Bruce and Lois. We had a nice lunch and discussed wedding plans. How exciting.

Late September Dive at Gilboa Quarry

I thought I was done with the diving season up north here, but it was a beautiful weekend forcast and a friend called me about diving, so I went. I am glad that I did. Not only was the weather perfect, but the water was still warm.

This picture was taken at thirty feet with the sun shining down on me through some overhanging trees.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Our Wedding Photographer

Nick and Marlene Coury are our good friends and Nick is a professional photographer. We look forward to them doing a beautiful job with our wedding pictures.

Pastor Mark and Sherry

Today was a day of mixed feelings. Pastor Mark has been Senior Pastor for 19 years and God has called him to Pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Hilliard, Ohio. We said good by to our friends and pray that God continues to bless their ministry mightily.

We have the Wedding Place and Date Set

The Wedding Day will be June 21, 2008. The Place will be the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

The Firestone Country Club

Here is the main entrance

Here is the reception room

The Golf Course

One of the Villas to stay in at the end of The Day

Along the Walls of the Firestone Country Club

Are portraits of the famous that have golfed there

Monday, September 17, 2007

Our Family's History

On my Grandmother's side. These are our relatives, taken in England, in a very very old, around 1930, and rare photo.

Interesting, the second young boy on the bottom from the left is Warren Mitchell, the British actor. He starred in the BBC show Til Death Do Us Part as Alf. This show's concept was imported to America and became All in the Family. Alf was the English version of Archie Bunker.

For the full size photo, click here. For a bigger version click on the picture.

Dave, Hillary, and Richard

I went to Pittsburgh on Saturday to visit my brother and my parents. Here is my brother and his family.

Friday, September 14, 2007

After Wedding Gown Shopping

Ryan stopped by the house to visit. She is so happy and excited. We are so proud and happy for our beautiful daughter.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

How Exciting

Ryan and Elaine went to the Bridal Shop in downtown Dover so Ryan can try on wedding dresses. They are very happy.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Fort Lauderdale Eel Reef Dive

This is from my Fort Lauderdale reef drive from late June. The reef was absolutely beautiful and the reel life was beyond description. My dive buddy found the big green moray eel hiding in this crevice. Later, on board the boat, my dive buddy said that it looked like it was eight to ten feet, but I thought is was more like six to eight feet.

Either way, I hovered over top of it and kept thinking, "just stay there, don't come out here."

Weddings, Rings, and Things

Elaine combined the diamonds from our wedding ring and her mother's diamond ring into one ring. This is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen. Elaine said that she will be wearing this to Ryan's wedding and it will be a reminder that her parents are there in spirit, too.

Praying Mantis

Found this while doing yardwork yesterday.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

No Diving for Marshall

Not for awhile. I went to the doctor and I have an inflamed eustachian tube. Have to wait until it clears up.

Re-Certified in CPR

I went to the Red Cross last evening and got re-certified in CPR, which is a good thing to know.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Labor Day 2007

Aaron Goes to Ohio University

Saturday, I took Aaron to Ohio University to start his sophomore year. Here is his dormitory, Wray House.

Aaron's Dorm Room

Here is the cubby hole leading back to Aaron's room

Here is Aaron's room

Desk and chair, typical dorm room

Of course, the bed, air conditioning, microwave, and fridge

And, here he is all moved in, just like home.

Just kidding, of course.