With a long, long history, KOG is a major player in the art glass industry worldwide. Familiarly, they provided the glass for Cinderella's Castle at Disney World and the North Pole Tower in the movie, The Santa Clause. They are providers of glass tiles that line the platforms of the Washington DC Metro, and other projects in many countries. They make glass sheets as well as hot glass projects and stained glass creation and restoration. It was a busy place, both in the factory, and in the Op Shop where many visitors shop for gifts as well as supplies for art projects.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We started our school year off, today, with a visit to the Kokomo Opalescent Glass art glass company here. Honestly, I wasn't expecting it to be the serious business it is. I guess I thought we'd see a couple of artists making stained glass. I am happy to report, I was way off with that assumption.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Reeves discovered roller skating while visiting Nana and Poppy last week and wanted to take his brother, sister, and cousin. $2 Tuesdays may become a regular field trip. Brings back lots of high school memories. Couples skate, anyone?
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
After ten days away, Reeves is home!
He spent some time at Nana and Poppy's and went to Paleo Camp. Many thanks to my parents for their love, patience, and willingness to have him for so long. They even drove him all the way to Indiana!
During this time, he entirely missed the whole move to Kokomo. He hadn't even seen the new house before today. I've heard stories of kids who go away to camp and their parents move...never thought I'd be one of those parents. Ah, well. We sure did miss him and we are glad he's home.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Tonight is our last night in our old Queen Anne in Georgetown. Movers arrive tomorrow and we'll stay with a friend tomorrow night. I am trying to see past the boxes and enjoy the fine woodwork and listen to the memories of the last six years here. I turn a corner or enter a room and hear the words of a conversation or my husband's laughter. It's been a good home.
Reeves is at camp in Tennessee this week, but Embree and Brice are finding time to still be kids. I found this gem on my phone tonight. A nice reminder of why exactly we are making this move.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
We met the former owners of our new home yesterday at closing. They are avid gardeners and left us with some real beauty in our yard. I hope we can do it justice...or at least have my parents and their green thumbs visit often!