Fall Lodge Reunion


Walker couldn’t wait to get out to Camp Ondessonk on Friday night for the Fall Lodge Reunion. It was a full weekend to spend time with folks he enjoys at the place that makes his heart happy. The main goal is to do service for camp as the Lodge mission states.





I’m not sure what became of this rock but it sure does represent a great number of people who came together in the spirit of service to camp.

happy birthday, Walker!

Exciting news! Walker is now 15 and the holder of an Indiana driver’s permit.  Today is the first day he was eligible to sit for the test which he passed with flying colors.  He is enrolled in a certified driving class and now can start getting behind the wheel practice. Per his request, we went […]

Service Sunday

When we were at Camp Ondessonk for eclipse weekend, Mason completed a service project for his lodge arrowhead by helping reset the meeting room for the workshops. During the set up, the camp director commented to Bill that the chairs were functional but pretty unsightly.  A light bulb went off and Mason proposed that he […]

Destination :: Illinois

Today was a divide and conquer day.  The scouts had a hike on the calendar, Walker volunteered at a golf benefit for Camp Ondessonk and I had a service commitment for Mother to Mother.  It was dark o’clock when the Bill and the boys headed out to Illinois. Walker spent the day helping at the […]

I Spy for Cate

Good friends of mine just welcomed their first grandchild into the world. They have always been admirers of my handwork so I knew a little quilt was in order.  There have been many variations of my I Spy quilts over the years but they never get old.  I enjoyed making this one just as much […]

Lynnsey’s Quilt

  Wouldn’t you know I was working on the last shirt quilt when a request to make another one rolled in?  Out of the blue Bill got a text from a former colleague asking if I would be able to make a quilt for her daughter.  When I met with Cindy, she presented me a […]

Holding Court

This afternoon was our annual Boy Scout Court of Honor at the park.  It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we had a nice turnout of families.  After lunch, the Court of Honor began.  Ben and Jerett gave a report on their experiences hiking Philmont on the St. George Trek last month. They covered a […]

The Total Eclipse

For many moons now, no pun intended, there has been a lot of talk around our parts about the eclipse because where we live, the opportunity to experience a total eclipse was quite within reach.  In our neck of the woods, a partial eclipse was expected, peaking at 1:24:54 pm CDT with the moon obscuring […]

Scout Cooking

Tonight’s scout meeting was geared toward practicing skills and we have learned there are two things that really grab a scout’s attention—food and fire. To that aim, Bill provided the opportunity for them to prepare cheese and pepperoni pizza in Dutch ovens.  They mixed crusts made with Bisquik baking mix, topped them with sauce, cheese […]

A Bear Hug

A few years ago I learned about the Mother Bear Project from the hosts of a knitting podcast I listen to.  Every summer they host a Mother Bear KAL/CAL (Knit A Long/Crochet A Long) and every year I have smiled from a distance.  According to the Mother Bear Project website, they are a non-profit organization […]