Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Memories...

Tim and Dad at Schaeffer's Canal House in Chesapeake City

View of the Canal 

Bridge over the Canal

Chesapeake City across the canal

Beautiful Blooms

Deer Creek

John and Maria..."Snake hunting"

Fun in the Creek

Hoppels and Merkels  enjoying the nice day.

Opening day at the Pool...

Brendan, intrepid swimmer!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Midsummer Night's Dream- Middle School Play



This is Act 2, Scene 2 of the Middle School play.
Paul Merkel as Lysander
Henry Watkins as Demetrius
Veronica Plate as Hermia
Happy Watkins as Helena
Bride Watkins as Puck
and Becca Hillenburg as Oberon
With Sarah Spain as Phoebe

John Paul Maximilian Merkel

We are so very happy for John!
He was Confirmed on Thursday evening, and he will forever be sealed with the Holy Spirit.
I have no doubt that God has big plans for John....

John, Bishop Malooly, and Danielle Hoppel, his sponsor.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Of Confirmation and Shakespeare

I can't figure out where this year went. It seems like yesterday I was planning lessons and getting ready to start another school year. Now, already we are finishing up subjects, Co-op is already finished, and our Confirmation classes have reached the intended goal and purpose. Tomorrow night is Confirmation! This is my first year as teacher and it has also been John's year of preparation. I hope that all the kids are well prepared for this very special sacrament. I know John is looking forward to it!
Tomorrow we will spend the day in preparation.
Grandpa is here and the boys are enjoying time with him. It is nice to be able to share all the best times with him!
I know it means a lot to John!

Once again we find ourselves deep in the production of one of the Bard's finest, a comedy this time, the ever popular "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
The Susquehanna Players are doing a magnificent job!
Both the High School cast and the Middle School cast are doing the play and I am so proud of all of them.
This year the role of Puck is being played by John and Maria, this is a bit of a different take on the traditional role. They are doing so much with the dialog and we have them costumed in a complimentary way, and it looks really neat!
The other leads are just amazing. So much talent!
If any of my video comes out, I will post it here.