Moody Faces

Hi Guys, that was a nice break!

Hows about a list?

The Boy invited several of his Moody friends to come and visit over the summer. Some came for a couple days, some came for a lot of days. One came twice. Some live here, and now they live there.

1. We had a fine visit with The Boy’s girlfriend, The Dane. She wins the award for coming the furthest.


She is as loverly on the inside as she is on the outside, and The Boy is thoroughly smitten.

She has been gone for 3 days now and we are left with memories of her kindness, a really sweet thank you note, and the faint lingering of her pleasant perfume. Every now and then someone says, “I smell The Dane"!”


Come again soon, Dear.

2. Kendell was the first visitor of the summer. He came the weekend of Mousey’s high school graduation and was supposed to leave a couple days later. Unfortunately, he missed his flight and had to endure our company a few days longer before he took the train back to Chicago. He is a wonderful young man who was so easy and fun to talk to.

We had actually met him the day we dropped The Boy off at Moody last January. He was one of the guys who helped the new students move into the dorms. He has a rather distinctive laugh and an engaging personality, and we remembered him. After that, whenever The Boy mentioned him he said “ you remember my friend Kendell, the hearty laugher?”


We loved having him here but I feel we did not feed him enough. Come back Kendell, let us feed you better!

3.  We had Critcher twice. He liked it well enough the first time to be a repeat customer!


He and The Boy are in the throes of a bromance.


Really, they are ridiculous. They wanted this awkward library shot, like the Olan Mills pictures in the 70s and 80s.


4. He returned a couple weeks ago to see The Dane, drop off some of his stuff for us to bring to Chicago, and to cook us dinner. He is thoughtful like that. Chicken Marsala, and then a special tomato cream sauce for those not fans of the mushroom.




Everyone enjoyed!


The Boy took him to Ann Arbor very early to catch the Megabus back to Chicago so he could start work early. I am happy to say he caught the bus. I heard, after the fact, that there was some hectic before he actually caught the bus. I am glad I was not privy to that until after.

Look how bright eyed and bushy tailed he was!


Come again, Critch!

5. There is a new face at Moody this year! Mousey’s buddy Beatrix Potter is there now as well. Mousey is going to miss her enormously.


Beatrix has an advantage though, she knows several folks there already! There was talk among The Boy and his friends of introducing her to a young man who is looking for a young lady with the “love of Christ in her eyes”. That would be our Miss B!


Come again, Girly!

6. I did not have a recent picture, but The Subject is there as well. Here he is being all gossipy at the Detroit Institute of Arts. We will miss him as well, he worked full time this summer and was therefore not around much. He has a special place in our hearts, even though he continually tries to get us to believe preposterous things. Come again Antonino!


7. We loaded our big, high top conversion van up with The Boy’s stuff, some of The Dane’s stuff and a goodish amount of Critcher’s stuff, and drove on over/down to Chi town. We deposited our precious cargo and then Honey and I headed on back to The Mitten. It was a LOT easier this time, having already had the ugly cry at home.

8. We have already learned that life goes on when we are apart.

9. But I so look forward to when we can be together.

10. God be with you ‘til we meet again.



  1. Joyce said,

    August 28, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    That’s quite an impressive dinner! Looks like lots of fun houseguests : )

  2. Tammy said,

    August 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    I am coveting your guest list! What a group of fun. The Dane is cute as all get out. Missed you the last couple of weeks, glad you are back.

  3. August 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Life couldn’t get much sweeter!!!

  4. joncritcher said,

    August 28, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Congradulations Kelly.. You have officially caught the worst faces I have ever made.

    • joncritcher said,

      August 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      Nonetheless… Highlight of my summer was cooking for your beautiful family.

    • Capri K said,

      August 29, 2012 at 6:22 AM

      I quite like the second one!

  5. Capri K said,

    August 29, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    And sleeping in a bed!!

  6. joncritcher said,

    August 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Yes I was making record time as a vagabond until I stopped by.

  7. joncritcher said,

    August 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    I’m doing exactly as you said. Not getting into any shenanigans.

  8. Jeanette Windfeld said,

    August 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Thanks for taking good care of my girl… )

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