January 20, 2012

New York, NY Buildings

New York City
A city unlike any other.
Details everywhere.
Just stand still and turn around and you'll find it.

January 18, 2012

Lake Pontchartrain --Sail Boat Races

Any given day is an adventure on the lake on on the lake shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.
On this day we had the pleasure of watching some sail boat racing.  It wasn't the America's Cup 
but it was a worthwhile endeavor just the same.

January 16, 2012

UNO -- University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans
Surprisingly this has been a part of our family life over the last five years.  Never would I have 
guessed this prior to that.  When my son was considering his college options this was the 
last place I would have dreamed for him.  It was Fall of 2006 when it came on the radar.
Till that point I was thinking he'd land relatively close to home here in Pennsylvania.  
Possibly The University of West Virginia (3 hours away) or maybe The University
of Delaware (3 hours away).  But noooo, he decides on UNO (18 hours away)!  
It was just a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and my first 
impression was why oh why!  The next year he started school and I can say it has been 
a great experience.  I admit I was wrong and had to step back from first impressions.
It's been great to see the city rebuild and experience the culture which is unlike any other.
UNO has had it's ups and downs due to the effects of Katrina but with the end in sight
it's kind of sad realizing that our trips here will be very few or non existent.  
The baseball the food the friends the atmosphere has been great!
I'm quite certain my son will return here often now that the Southern  way of life 
has entered his life.  Hopefully we too can find the time to venture back.

-The Alumni and Visitor Center-

Being a Business major Kirschman Hall has been an integral part of the real reason 
of attending college.  Let's hope and pray the education has paid off!!!!

January 8, 2012

Marge Hall - Retirement

Marge Hall
After 37 years of plugging away day after day Marge has decided is is time to retire.
She has other things planned and will keep charging on!
All the best for a long healthy and happy life!

Helen Bardell, Susan Forshey, Cheryl Jordan, Holly Myers, Charles White,
 Marge Hall, Bill Vera, and Andy Barrett
I've been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with this group of people
over the last 15 years.  We all have helped design, develop, test, implement and update 
an accounting system that we thought was just dandy!  (yep, I said dandy!)  
Sure we hit some potholes and even got short with one another from time
to time but over-all it was a rewarding time.  We've laughed, cried, and worked
extremely hard.  I'm happy to call all of them 'friend'.  Two have now
retired and of course the rest of us are anxiously awaiting our turn!

Susan, Holly, Marge, Bill
We were know as the Fab Four.  
We did a world tour together to implement our Accounting system.
Material Financial Accounting System - PX02/04
One half of the team is from Mechanicsburg, PA
 and the other half is from Philadelphia, PA.
We all knew that each of us was just a phone call away to help 
one another out in any work situation we faced.  
The Fab Four is now down to the Three Amigos.  
Happy Retirement Marge!

January 6, 2012

Nehf - Christmas Eve 2011


Beautiful souls both inside and out.
Samantha and Hunter 
*sorry so fuzzy!

Sometimes I believe we  take one another for granted as all families do. That's just how we humans are...  but in reality we all love one another.  Our prides get in the way more than we like to admit ...  but we wouldn't trade a single person!  Over the years some have gone this way or that way but at Christmas hopefully we all stop for a moment and Praise God for the wonderful blessing of our families.  

I missed getting pictures of several people but they are not less thought of...

Each of us has a story to tell of our lives and have new chapters to be written.
My hope and prayer is that we all move on from the past (it's over, it can't be changed - forgive)
 and look to the future and all it has to offer.  In moving on from the past don't forget
those individuals who've touched your life and try to love them for who they are now and 
be a part of the continuing chapters in one anthers lives in your family.

January 3, 2012

Choose Wisely

Dum Dums

Which do you choose for the New Year?  
courtesy of Jen