Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The six points symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions.
Through the Jewish people's long and often difficult history, we have come to the realization that our only hope is to place our trust in God. The six points of the Star of David symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Popping Up

Signs of Spring are popping up everywhere!!

I just love to watch things come alive!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Just Monkeying Around

This past week we had the chance to go to the Central Park Zoo.

I love watching monkeys!!

When I start watching them for too long I get a little freaked out!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I recently took the kids to the the Crayola Factory. While they were creating I was looking outside the window and saw these very colorful doors.

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
Percy Ross


Monday, February 28, 2011

Florida Sunset

I  just returned from a week long vacation in Florida.

While there I enjoyed a very nice sunset, which I thought I would share with you!!

Monday, February 7, 2011



by JaNel Lechner

My love soars upon the wings of a cherub.
So precious, wings fully extended gliding
gracefully torwards you.
Circling around inching closer and closer to you.
Its wings closing, encasing your body
in its gentle warm embrace.
Angelic voices whispering in your ears,
about unconditional love and beauty.
The Heavens watchful eyes guiding you
to peace and tranquility.
Before the Cherub leaves, they tell you
how love is forever, a spiritual bond
And my love will always be true to you...

Getting ready for Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Stone Grist Mill

Today the kids and I took a ride our to Lehighton. On the way home I stopped to take some pictures of the mill. I love going to this mill.

This stone grist mill was built in 1800 by Bernhard Fenner. It replaced an earlier mill built of logs by Jacob Brinker around 1750. From the Fenner family the mill passed to a relative by marriage, George Snyder; then to Romanous Snyder; and from him to William Snyder. It ceased active milling operations in 1954. The mill was next acquired by Eugene Haller, who sold it to Karl Hope. In 1974 Mr. Hope gave the mill to the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors with the stipulation that it be used for only historical, cultural, or governmental purposes.
The mill was powered from McMichael Creek which is contained by a dam just to the side of the mill. There is an old railroad brdge that runs over the dam area and provides a great viewing point of the mill and the rushing water beneath. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1976. In 1989, Hamilton Township received a sizeable contribution from the Robacker Estate for the restoration of the mill. The Hamilton Township Supervisors engaged Gus Roof, a millwright, who restored the millworks to a working 1700’s condition.

The field by the Mill

The house across the street.