BC: A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending
FC: REVIEW | a year in
1: Tea Time
2: It was a beautiful day outside and Tina was amazed by everything.She made us tea and enjoyed an American meal, turkey burgers! | May 15
3: A Second Family | Still kind of chilly yet at this point and Tina was about to leave for New York so we were all saying our goodbyes and good luck. Cute little second family as I call it. Christian met them all for the first time on this day not realizing what he got himself into. Was also the first time eating out with mom and dad and we had only been together a month at this point. Mom is still learning Chinese...trying to at least and Tina still keeps in contact. June
4: good times
5: June 5 | Ken and Sharon's hog roast, what can I say it was a sight to see and a good home cooked meal. Whole neighborhood was there with all their kiddies on a nice hot day. Great times and good memories.
6: June 11 | We were so smashed, kept drinking and drinking without feeling drunk! Interesting night. 70 year old guy on the dance floor getting it on with girls in their 20's with his wife watching from a distance. Creepy guy doing the robot constantly over and over. Stripper with her stripper moves trying to get attention from everybody. The usual bachelorette party. Some guy strolled in looking like Ted Nugent. And yes I witnessed someone with a mullet. People "rollin up" before midnight...a midget Mexican tearing up the dance floor like nobody's business, seriously he looked 12. I thought I was in a twilight zone.
8: For some reason Charles had to take this picture of a tank ...It was a hot day and perfect for an outdoor concert in the park had a great time listening to the band and forming a new love for old rock music from that era. Besides the annoying little kids running around w/o their parents and using Christian as an object to constantly jump over, waiting in line at Mcd's for a water and having to watch the back end of some old lady trying to take a picture for like half an hour...it was a good time! | Foghat
9: The Glover Pavilion | @ Central Park | JUNE 17
10: June 18 | d | Dance Party | THE
11: Ive got them moves like Jagger | If you want to go to a house party Kelli and Phil are the ones to talk to. We got so wasted that night and had a blast. I played Kings for the first time and Christian hung with some guys and played beer pong. Great time and good memories!
13: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
14: Strickler decided to have a beer pong tournament. Christian, me, Charles, Keith and Strickler were there. The goal was to see who could stay sober enough to the end, and thats who won. Charles kicked the shit out of all of us...sad day. Christian decided to make fun of the colts and I didn't make it past 4 screwdrivers... July
15: TOURNAMENT OF | Champions
16: birthday sprinkles | I was excited about the sprinkles...cuz they are awesome..Christian and I went to Cedar Point for my birthday, I don't have any pictures of this experience but was honestly the best timeI have ever had there. To top it off it was our first time going too! | August 1
17: Girls | just wanna have fun | August
18: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. | SUNSHINE
19: Summer | FUN! | august
22: B | O | O | -TASTIC
25: I surprised Christian with an oreo ice cream cake, mom showered him with balloons and a really nice birthday card last minute of coarse. I had something more awesome planned later on in December for his birthday, very romantic. November 13
26: HAPPY | November 24
27: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest.
28: December 1 | In Chicago we enjoyed the walking around and the French Market which consists of the most amazing Gilato ice cream you'll ever have. | December 1
30: Margaret E. Clark, age 85, of Schererville, Indiana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Margaret is survived by her devoted children: daughter, Nancy Clark (Smith) of Schererville, IN; son, David Clark of Lowell, IN; and daughter-in-law, Dr. Rebecca Martin (Clark) of Myrtle Beach, SC. Nine cherished grandchildren also survive: Erik (Tina) Smith, Geary (Laura) Smith, Megan Smith (fiancé Eric Stoffel), Jason Clark, Sarah (Jeremiah) Ste. Marie, Alexis Clark, Christian Clark, Rachel Clark and Aaron Clark. Great-granddaughters Ella Smith and Emma Ste. Marie will also mourn the loss of their special "Gram". In addition, Margaret is survived by her brother, James (Louise) Oman; sister, Carole Ann Portman; and brothers-in-law, Jarold Kornmann and Donald (Rosemary) Clark. Margaret was also the fond aunt to numerous nieces and nephews who will greatly miss her lively and generous spirit, famous quotes, holiday meals, and sing alongs! Preceding Margaret in death were her beloved husband of fifty six years, Carroll Clark, infant daughter Sheryl Clark, son Dr. Ronald Clark, parents Gust and Louise Oman, sisters Louise Kornmann and Norma (Frank) Beslich; brother Gust Oman, Jr. and sister-in-law Willna (Richard) Joyce. Margaret was the heart of her immediate and extended family. She stayed close to her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, even though miles separated them. Margaret was never happier than when she had a table full of guests for a Sunday or a holiday dinner. Many of her recipes became family favorites and she was always happy to make every occasion special. Reading and travel were hobbies that Margaret truly enjoyed. She and husband Carroll loved travelling together and visited forty nine of the fifty states, missing only Hawaii. Education was also Margaret's passion. She graduated from Hammond High School and received her B.S., M.S. and Ed. S. degrees from Purdue University Calumet. Margaret was one of the first students to receive a degree in education from PUC. She spent 24 years enjoying her career teaching English and Reading to secondary students in the Griffith Public School System. She excelled in her work and left her mark on thousands of students. Margaret's path regularly crossed the lives of her former students whom she would always greet with a smile and a hug. These students would often greet her with a quote they had learned in her classroom-most often the quote was from Ralph Waldo Emerson or Robert Frost. Students at Purdue Calumet and Indiana University Northwest also had the opportunity to learn from this great educator. She taught graduate level Reading classes at these two universities for a number of years. Upon her retirement in 1990, Margaret knew she had "miles to go before she slept", so she embarked upon her second career. She spent 14 years as a dedicated member of the Lake Central School Board, sharing her expertise and wisdom. She took great pride in this responsibility, enjoying the relationships she built with fellow board members and educators in the school system. Mostly, however, she enjoyed being around the students, and she was proud that she could continue to make a difference in the lives of young people. Music was another gift that Margaret shared with others. She was a talented organist and pianist. She began playing the piano at age 12 for the Sunday School at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hammond, In. She continued to use this God-given talent, playing for hundreds of church services until she was well into her 70's. Her music brought joy to many. Margaret's life was a shining example to all as she was well-loved and respected by countless family members, friends, and colleagues. She will be deeply missed, but her vast influence will continue on in the lives of those who were privileged to know her. Visitation for Margaret will be at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Ave, Highland, IN on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2-7 p.m. Her funeral will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 with Pastor Art Burkman officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations are preferred to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
31: Margaret E (Oman) Clark | December 23, 1925 - December 6, 2011
32: you | the best thing about me is | December 17 | just | cuz
33: Love | Cherish the precious | MEMORIES
34: "serenity springs" | a secret getaway | December 17
35: we had been wanting to get away for a while so I planned something special for us and found this amazing hidden get away. who knew this would be hidden in Indiana! our favorite thing had to be the blueberry muffins and time to ourselves! | shut up! eh........!
37: R.I.P. Death Couch
41: THE END