Thursday, May 29, 2014

Josh Wins Multiple Awards At School

Tonight, Joshua received several awards in tonight's ceremony. This included:

Student of the Month - September
Caring Student Award
Merit Roll for this school year
Presidential Achievement Award for studies this year.

Jim Wheeler's photo.Jim Wheeler's photo.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jennifer Rides the Syracuse Triathlon Bike Course

AAA is projecting that 36.1 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles during the Memorial Day holiday. Does that count bike rides? If so then I am one of those millions. Rode the Syracuse 70.3 triathlon bike course this morning which is 56 miles. Made it through without any bike issues and I could still walk when I finished. That is the longest I have ridden so far this year.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Independance Fire Dept. Open House

This year marks the Bicentennial Year for the City of Independence, as well as the 20th anniversary of the FD being in the current building.

Today, the city and FD hosted an open house which featured a re-enactment of the signing of Independence's charter at City Hall. At the FD, we had various activities including showcasing the new truck, a spray trailer, a smoke trailer, food, shirts for sale, and as a grand finale - an extrication demo.

I'd guess we had a little over 200 attendees, and if the weather cooperated a bit more, we could have easily doubled that number.

Chris suited up as Sparky and entertained the kids.

A Day With Aunt Jennifer

Yesterday Jennifer entertained Addy while Jeremy and Emily checked out some sales at the annual Bayberry Community Yard Sale. She had quite a busy day with swimming, feeding the Geese and Ice Cream as well as some time at Aunt Jennifer's playing with the toys and using sidewalk chalk.No wonder she fell asleep on the way home.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stephanie's Graduation

Friday night, May 16th, Jim and I went to Mary and Ray's home in Watertown to help celebrate Stephanie's graduation from Jefferson Community College where she received an Associates degree in Zoology. She hopes to continue on for her Bachelor's Degree at Oswego State in the Fall.

NY State Trooper's Memorial

On Wednesday, May 14th Jim and I went to Oneida, NY to attend the annual NY State Trooper Memorial. Janie was there also so we had a chance to visit with her. Dave had recently had some surgery so he and Mary Ellen were unable to attend this year. After the ceremony we were treated to a delicious lunch provided by the Trooper Foundation.

Audrey's First Communion / Margaret's Confirmation

On Sunday, May 11th we went to Sodus, NY to Mike and Dort's home to celebrate Audrey's First Communion and Margaret's Confirmation which will take place later this month. It was a beautiful day and we were able to sit outside and enjoy some nice weather for a change. Mike cooked chicken on the grill and there were all kinds of salads to go with it. Mary, Ray, Anne, Scott, Mom, and Helen and Bob were all there so we had a great family get-together.

Jeremy's Birthday / Mother's Day

On Saturday, May 10th we celebrated Jeremy's Birthday and Mother's day. Jeremy picked the meat and dessert-Steak and Cheesecake and I picked the sides-Broccoli Salad and Potato salad. It was a beautiful sunny day and the kids did some playing on the swings and teeter-totter. We had a fun day.