Monday, April 24, 2006
Our baby is thrilled that two new friends officially entered the world! Timothy Jacob Meyer was born on April 13th, 2006. He even made it in time for his daddy to preach not one, but two Maundy Thursday services, not to mention the rest of holy week. Then, Maxwell Christofer Snyder celebrated his very first birthday on April 21, 2006--surprising all of us with a 2 1/2 week early arrival. Parents (Jonathan & Ruth Meyer and Chris & Tonya Snyder) and babies are all doing well.
It is truly an amazing feeling to watch your dearest friends' families grow. We can't wait to learn from their examples!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Yes, we are devoted Steeler fans who are supposed to hate the "mistake by the lake". But, we did have a very enjoyable Palm Sunday weekend in Cleveland, celebrating Jonathan's mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma Deni! We actually liked the city so much that we returned a few days later, although that was really just an excuse to shorten our drive to Michigan for Easter. On our Cleveland vacation we visisted the zoo, a great open-air produce market, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We stayed at the beautiful Hyatt at the Cleveland Aracade (shown in the picture). Isn't priceline.com the best invention in the world?
At the R & R Hall of Fame we learned quite a bit about Les Paul, creator of both the electric guitar and the eight-track. Interesting, right? However, we actually lived in his hometown for a year (Waukesha, WI) and near there for several more years and never once knew exactly who he was. The only thing we had heard of him was that a few years ago Waukesha was trying to designate his birth place as a historical landmark, but unfortunately realized that they had built a Walgreens where it once stood. So unfortunately they are just left with the Les Paul Parkway, appropriately marked with a guitar symbol.