Bickford of Macomb

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Macomb, we don’t ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into ours and make it yours. Through personalized assisted living services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Our July Happyings Calender, hope everyone's having a great summer!
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It's Heritage Day's Weekend in Macomb! The weather will be great for the parade, rides and fun festival food! Enjoy Macomb!
06-23-2017
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Our friends enjoying a fun game of noodle ball!
06-15-2017
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Our June calendar and have a happy and safe summer!
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Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing ... Read Full Post
Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing more in the future. Bickford of Macomb is a very happy place!
04-27-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again! Our mascot is ready for Easter!!
04-14-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again!
04-14-2017
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Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember his FAMOUS Fish Tacos? Good news is that he will be serving them up hot and fresh for our event! In addition to that we'll have a nacho bar, fresh fruit kabobs, mini cheesecakes and churros! We will also have a great selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from! Please plan to join us! Our residents love to entertain visitors in their home. See you then!!! Ole!!
04-11-2017
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Fun afternoon with family members playing our new game of Quirkle!!
04-05-2017
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Our April calendar....Happy Spring to everyone!
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Hola!! We are so excited!! Bickford of Macomb will be hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:30PM to 6PM. We would like to invite all of our family and friends to this event! We will be in our poncho's and sombrero's for a Cinco de Mayo party :) See you all there! Please call ... Read Full Post
Hola!! We are so excited!! Bickford of Macomb will be hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:30PM to 6PM. We would like to invite all of our family and friends to this event! We will be in our poncho's and sombrero's for a Cinco de Mayo party :) See you all there! Please call 309-836-9700 for any questions.
03-27-2017
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Thank-you to Project Dance Company who shared their dancing talent with us on Friday! We were very entertained and hope they will perform again for us soon.
03-27-2017
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Friday morning fun day with creating arrangements! Great job Dorothy, Eleanor, Dusty, Mary Jane, and Marge!
02-24-2017
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Always keep learning! I had the pleasure of attending a seminar yesterday in Macomb with the National Educator on dementia, Teepa Snow. She was wonderful! Such an engaging speaker; lots of energy!! As the director, I will be incorporating techniques in our branch here that are sure to promote even ... Read Full Post
Always keep learning! I had the pleasure of attending a seminar yesterday in Macomb with the National Educator on dementia, Teepa Snow. She was wonderful! Such an engaging speaker; lots of energy!! As the director, I will be incorporating techniques in our branch here that are sure to promote even more moments of happiness! Teepa Snow does have a website, check her out! http://teepasnow.com/. She has lots of You Tube videos too! Have a great weekend :)
02-24-2017
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It appears that Spring has Sprung here at Bickford of Macomb! Our French Doors are open to the courtyard, the birds are singing, the trees are budding and can it be? Yes, that IS a lawnmower that I'm hearing in the distance! (Show-offs!!) : ) The change of seasons is always an exciting time for me, ... Read Full Post
It appears that Spring has Sprung here at Bickford of Macomb! Our French Doors are open to the courtyard, the birds are singing, the trees are budding and can it be? Yes, that IS a lawnmower that I'm hearing in the distance! (Show-offs!!) : ) The change of seasons is always an exciting time for me, but when hints of SPRING fill our senses it brings to mind promises or renewal and of good times ahead! Here at Bickford we have started to plan getting outdoors with our friends to enjoy some walks, grilling out in the courtyard, planting our garden and tending our flowers. As always, we invite all of you to visit our home and enjoy time with your family and friends here at Bickford. Speaking of coming over for a visit... Bickford of Macomb is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM! We are so excited to invite the community into our home and share with them what is so special about Bickford Assisted Living. There will be refreshments, giveaways and opportunity to visit with Bickford Family members as well as leaders from our community. Please accept my personal invitation to attend this exciting event and be sure to bring your friends and family! Until then, Enjoy these days and the promise of Springtime and warmer weather. Take a walk, sit in the sun and smell the roses! See you soon, Cynthia
02-21-2017
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Spring is just around the corner...here's the March Calendar!!!
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I am not a blogger. I read blogs about fashion and cooking. I am a nurse. To be more precise, I am a Nurse Coordinator for Bickford Assisted Living in Macomb Illinois. I've been a nurse for 12 years and I have been a Bickford Family Member since February 2016 and I am one of the fortunate people ... Read Full Post
I am not a blogger. I read blogs about fashion and cooking. I am a nurse. To be more precise, I am a Nurse Coordinator for Bickford Assisted Living in Macomb Illinois. I've been a nurse for 12 years and I have been a Bickford Family Member since February 2016 and I am one of the fortunate people that can honestly say that I LOVE MY JOB! I love my job for many reasons, but the people that live here are simply the best and I am honored to be part of their care-giving team. But, that's not really what I'm blogging about today. Today I am going to share with you a little sideline passion that I have. That passion is FOOD! Healthy (or sometimes just "healthier" food) Like many of you, I like to explore Pinterest and hunt for amazing, new, fun stuff! Well yesterday I went looking for an easy, healthy way to use some Kale that I had in my fridge and here is the recipe that I found: WARM KALE AND MUSHROOM SALAD 1 1/2 tbsp olive oi, divided 1 large eggplant 1 pint cremini mushrooms 4 large leaves of kale, stems removed 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled 4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed Dressing: 1 clove garlic, crushed 2tbsp balsamci vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp honey INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil 2. Cut eggplant into uniform 1 inch cubes. Toss with 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil and spread onto one of the cookie sheets. Tear kale into uniform pieces and toss with 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Spread onto other cookie sheet. 3. Wash mushrooms and cut each in half. Toss with remaining 1/2 tbsp olive oil and add to small baking dish. 4. Roast kale 10 minutes or until crispy but not burned. Roast eggplant and mushrooms 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. Let vegetables cool slightly before handling. 5. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing: In a small saucepan, add garlic, balsamic, oil and honey. Heat on low until thickened, about 10 minutes.Remove garlic cloves and stir in cracked pepper to taste. Set aside. 6. In a large bowl combine roasted vegetables, dressing, walnuts, goat cheese, and thyme. Gently sitr and serve immediately. Nutritional Information: Serving Size 1 cup calories per serving: 125 Fat per serving: 9.5 g Carbs per serving: 8 g Protein per serving: 3 g *livelytable.com This is a great main dish on cool fall night. Very earthy and comforting after a day at work or working out in the yard. It took about an hour, including prep and I'm not a real whiz kid in the kitchen either. ENJOY!! and *Think Spring!!
02-07-2017
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Tomorrow is the first day of February! And that is my favorite month. So much love in the air! We have lots of fun activities planned! I also want to mention a community event hosted in Macomb this month by MDH. Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators on dementia will be presenting two ... Read Full Post
Tomorrow is the first day of February! And that is my favorite month. So much love in the air! We have lots of fun activities planned! I also want to mention a community event hosted in Macomb this month by MDH. Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators on dementia will be presenting two sessions at the SRC Community Outreach Center on February 22 (5:30 to 7:30P) and February 23 (2 to 4PM). This would be a great event for any family who may be experiencing a loved with dementia. Several of our employees will be attending the event. Please let us know if you'd like to come with us! It's always good to have a support group! Sincerely, Robin Wike Director
01-31-2017
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February is just around the corner! Here is our February Newsletter!
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The January Happiness Newsletter has arrived!
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Greetings everyone and I trust all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is now time to absorb all the upcoming Holiday events. Please check out our December newsletter as we will be having many different special events. I am excited for all who are coming to bless us with their music. Much more to ... Read Full Post
Greetings everyone and I trust all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is now time to absorb all the upcoming Holiday events. Please check out our December newsletter as we will be having many different special events. I am excited for all who are coming to bless us with their music. Much more to follow soon!
Check out the PDF 11-28-2016
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Hard to believe this is November and due to the 79 degree temp, we took our activities outside on the patio to soak up the warmth ! After our flower project, we decided to do our nails. Many thanks our Western Illinois University Volunteers, Kat and Kaitlyn, making our afternoon extra enjoyable.
11-05-2016
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Halloween morning brought a dozen precious little friends into our branch for a "scary" good time. Our ladies were so pleased to greet these preschoolers and our new friends were equally thrilled when each one received a goodie bag. Was an enjoyable time and our next get-together is already "in the ... Read Full Post
Halloween morning brought a dozen precious little friends into our branch for a "scary" good time. Our ladies were so pleased to greet these preschoolers and our new friends were equally thrilled when each one received a goodie bag. Was an enjoyable time and our next get-together is already "in the making" for December. Below: Dorothy M. and Eleanor L. with their new friends.
11-05-2016
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Additional pictures from our 50's day!!! We had such a wonderful day full of smiles, laughs, and great memories. You ladies look like the "cat's meow"! Looking good....Rosie, Eleanor, and Donna!
10-28-2016
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Fun time this week decorating our pumpkins and getting ready for our "Halloween Kids"!! Great job Dorothy, Marilyn, and Patsy!
10-28-2016
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Our November Newsletter! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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Hello to Fall and where did the Summer go??!!!! It is a wonderful time of the year with the beautiful color changes that take place. Here is our October calendar and be sure to check out the fun photos from our 50's Day.
Check out the PDF 09-29-2016
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"Cowboy" Gordon's M. bride, Dorothy M. ...."bang, bang" she says!!!!!
08-28-2016
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Our farmer turned "cowboy" Gordon M.
08-28-2016
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Our wonderful "Dusty" M.
08-28-2016
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Here are some of our pictures from Western Day! First up....Cowgirl Reatha B.
08-28-2016
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Greetings everyone from Deb! It is time I get into the 21st Century and learn to blog! So here goes.... A couple weeks ago was a fun time pretending to be be "cowgirls and cowboys" during Western Day at our "ranch'. A very special shout-out to Ollie and Roger Toland for sharing their wonderful ... Read Full Post
Greetings everyone from Deb! It is time I get into the 21st Century and learn to blog! So here goes.... A couple weeks ago was a fun time pretending to be be "cowgirls and cowboys" during Western Day at our "ranch'. A very special shout-out to Ollie and Roger Toland for sharing their wonderful singing and instrumental talent with us.
08-28-2016
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Happy August! August 2nd and 73 degrees. WoW! We have some special thanks to give to some of our Bickford Friends and Family. Thank you to the Barclay and Hayes' families for bringing in fresh sweet corn for our residents and Bickford Family Members. It literally was very sweet of you! Last Friday ... Read Full Post
Happy August! August 2nd and 73 degrees. WoW! We have some special thanks to give to some of our Bickford Friends and Family. Thank you to the Barclay and Hayes' families for bringing in fresh sweet corn for our residents and Bickford Family Members. It literally was very sweet of you! Last Friday was a lot of fun at Bickford of Macomb! It really felt like we were in Germany with the Peoria Accordian Band supplying the entertainment! We made some new friends too as we brought some folks over from The Everly House. Everyone had a great time, and enjoyed the beautiful fruit tray, and delicious cucumbers! ROLL OUT THE BARRELS! WE'LL HAVE A BARREL OF FUN! AT BICKFORD!
08-02-2016
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Hello friends! Sorry I missed last week ~ I don't know where the time goes some days! How are you? We are doing well here at Bickford Assisted Living. Happy for the break from the heat! It can stay just like this until Autumn as far as I'm concerned! Exciting news this week! Debra Russell our Life ... Read Full Post
Hello friends! Sorry I missed last week ~ I don't know where the time goes some days! How are you? We are doing well here at Bickford Assisted Living. Happy for the break from the heat! It can stay just like this until Autumn as far as I'm concerned! Exciting news this week! Debra Russell our Life Enrichment Coordinator got our Facebook page up! Please Like and Share our page! As it is already the end of the month, it will be time soon to rate your satisfaction with your Bickford. How are we doing? We hope you're Highly Satisfied, and if you're not, why? Please feel free to contact me anytime to let me know what we can do to best enrich the happiness of your loved one, and you!
07-26-2016
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Boy! I wish you all could hear the laughter coming from our dining room! Each afternoon, our Life Enrichment Coordinator Debra Russell and our caregivers gather our friends and they spend a couple hours together - visiting, laughing, playing a card game "Garbage", dominoes, eating treats & drinking ... Read Full Post
Boy! I wish you all could hear the laughter coming from our dining room! Each afternoon, our Life Enrichment Coordinator Debra Russell and our caregivers gather our friends and they spend a couple hours together - visiting, laughing, playing a card game "Garbage", dominoes, eating treats & drinking lemonade. In the background is 50's RADIO on the stereo. It's the best time of the day here at Bickford. We all relax a little, laugh a lot, and yes, we sing! Sometimes our chorus is lead by a friend who is 101 years young! Next Thursday is Italian Day - July 21st. Stop by for some fun!!
07-14-2016
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God Bless America! Summer is just full of patriotic holidays - from Memorial Day to Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and fun 4th. We have had a lot of fun here at Bickford during this past week. Birthdays, ice cream party, car cruise, and the 4th of July celebration. Looks like the hot is ... Read Full Post
God Bless America! Summer is just full of patriotic holidays - from Memorial Day to Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and fun 4th. We have had a lot of fun here at Bickford during this past week. Birthdays, ice cream party, car cruise, and the 4th of July celebration. Looks like the hot is back to stay. Stop by anytime. Our front porch is always open and it's cool and comfy inside our house!
07-05-2016
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YOU SCREAM! I SCREAM! WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!! Bickford Cottage Macomb will host an Ice Cream Social THIS THURSDAY JUNE 30TH from 2-4pm at the branch. You're Invited! Shauna has homemade caramel, blackberry and strawberry toppings prepared. We'll make sundaes, root beer floats and FUN! We are ... Read Full Post
YOU SCREAM! I SCREAM! WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!! Bickford Cottage Macomb will host an Ice Cream Social THIS THURSDAY JUNE 30TH from 2-4pm at the branch. You're Invited! Shauna has homemade caramel, blackberry and strawberry toppings prepared. We'll make sundaes, root beer floats and FUN! We are hosting our Ice Cream Social to say THANK YOU. Thank you to our friends for their patience when our freezer was down and we weren't able to keep ice cream. Thank you to the Macomb Master Gardeners and friends who have volunteered their time to plant, water, and weed our vegetable garden. Thank you to Shay Williams who has been a true ROCK STAR at Bickford during this past year. Shay will leave us June 30th. She has worked as the Administrative Assistant and the Life Enrichment Coordinator. Thank you Shay for all you have done for us! We wish you the best of luck!!
06-28-2016
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Hello, attached is the July Newsletter, hope you all enjoy :-) ~~Shay~~
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A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were ... Read Full Post
A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were taking much delight in watching their grand kids color beautiful pictures on the sidewalk using chalk. They told me how they loved to watch little kids play. It reminded me of when I went to my own grandparents home. My siblings and cousins and I would drag out a big box of toys that my grandma kept for us. She would love to watch us from the kitchen or sit outside and enjoy our play. I wanted to recreate that same feeling for our residents. Soon, you will find a basket similar to the one pictured at each of my locations on the front porch or the courtyard. The grand baskets are filled with fun outdoor activities to not only entertain our little visitors, but to provide a bridge between generations. After all, we are all kids at heart. <3 Beth
06-24-2016
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Good Morning! Happy Summer!! How does that happen all of a sudden? Summer is here. The square and Chandler Park are busy with Heritage Days festivities and the Master Gardeners continue to plant their magic in our vegetable and herb garden. We are so fortunate to have benefited from their service. ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! Happy Summer!! How does that happen all of a sudden? Summer is here. The square and Chandler Park are busy with Heritage Days festivities and the Master Gardeners continue to plant their magic in our vegetable and herb garden. We are so fortunate to have benefited from their service. Thank you so much! Shauna and Cathy harvest all the produce and herbs, and use them in our fresh made meals! I hope you enjoy your Heritage Days weekend. Enjoy the days and remember to stay hydrated and use your sunscreen!
06-23-2016
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Happy Flag Day! I love our American flag! It gives me great pride and pleasure to place my hand over my heart when it passes me by in a parade, or when we get the opportunity to sing the star spangled banner. God Bless America! I've added just a little decor to the front porch in recognition of my ... Read Full Post
Happy Flag Day! I love our American flag! It gives me great pride and pleasure to place my hand over my heart when it passes me by in a parade, or when we get the opportunity to sing the star spangled banner. God Bless America! I've added just a little decor to the front porch in recognition of my patriotic pride. The porch invites you for a visit! If you have the opportunity tomorrow, walk though the flags and just spend some time appreciating our great country. Our friends have an outing scheduled to enjoy some yogurt at FYI and enjoy the flags from air conditioned comfort.
06-13-2016
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On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across ... Read Full Post
On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across Iowa and Illinois. Although it made for some late evenings, I truly enjoyed coming into the branches at a different time than normal, visiting with caregivers and families that I don't always see when I am there during the morning/early afternoon times. For those that attended, thank you for taking the time to meet with us, and learn about the HappYness Survey, and our exciting plans to make our branches even better! For those that were unable to attend, I hope to see you at the next council, which is in August. Please feel free to stop in your local director's office any time if we can do something to help make your experience the best it can be while at Bickford. Until then, happy trails!
06-10-2016
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Smile Ladies
06-08-2016
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Alohaaaaa come on out and help us have a great time this afternoon at our Luau Party.
06-08-2016
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Shay and Rondelle
06-07-2016
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06-07-2016
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Getting on the Pontoon
06-07-2016
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Just a few pictures from yesterday.
06-07-2016
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Goooooddddd Morning everyone! What a beautiful day it is. Today is our Pontoon Trip and Picnic. We are very excited and can't wait to get out and enjoy this lovely weather. ~~Shay~~
06-06-2016
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Also we had a lovely time at the Western Illinois Museum yesterday afternoon. We learned a lot about the history of marriage and weddings. Interesting topic right?! :-)
06-04-2016
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