Sunday, August 14, 2011

Glass, a new OB and Anniversary weekend


The new OB atriumin our hospital...a new mom can come into this peaceful area to hold her baby, sit by the water (and I think, fire) feature to hold & rock her baby.

Another view of the atrium with skylight....

-Not finished yet but plants will be in pots and tables & chairs will be added...
Being in the glass business hubby, Larry has put glass into literally hundreds, maybe thousands of buildings during our married life.  They are all over the state of Ohio and a few in other states as well.  Many times we go through towns and cities where he says, "look over there...I put the glass in that building".  And I say, "Oh, that looks nice, honey...."
 This week, I was never prouder than when he completed a new OB in our very own Samaritan Hospital, where I work.  It is state of the art gorgeous and I have to say the glass is the crown jewel!  Here are a few pics of this area....



A patient delivery room...see light above end of bed to deliver baby!

Other end of  patient room...there is a fold-out futon here too for Dad to rest.


Bath room..note glass shower!

Another view of atrium...note glass skylights!!

Great job, Starkey Glass!! I think this new OB will be a  fabulous addition to our community!!!
This weekend we went to Columbus to see Cooper....oh, -and Tim & Joni!
This was a "ride" that Joni's parents gave Cooper for his birthday.  He loves it and I think I want one too!!!

It's such a joy to watch him!  He is pure exuberance in everything he does!  He is the word FUN!!!
We took him to a splash park in a mall and sat by to watch...so enjoyable!
Some big green frog came to play...ha!

 Tim talking to son...

Joni and Cooper
~Thoughtful gifts and flowers from friends...and a cake from Chelsea,  -thankyou!!!
This weekend was also our 40th anniversary.  We celebrated quietly.  We went to see the movie "the Help" which is Oscar worthy, in our opinion...we laughed, we cried, and we laughed again.  It took place in the 60's and we relived that time all over once more. Then we had a sunset dinner in an extravagant restaurant talking about all the changes we had seen in the world during 40 years.  I toasted to 40 more.  Larry groaned and said..."gee, I hope we don't live to be that old!"  ~And so it goes....

24 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've just checked on my wedding anniversary (which falls at the end of the month) and I see it'll be our 40th too. If I forgot it, my life wouldn't be worth living!!!

Love the glass, we've been putting dark brown aluminium framed plate-glass windows and doors everywhere here too. They look fabulous; even in our 300 year old cottage.

karen said...

I do love all of the beautiful glass - your husband does gorgeous work. I've so enjoyed reading about your life and observations that I've passed on a blog award to you. It's on my blog with a link to yours. Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

Donna! Gary & I celebrated OUR 40th this year also! Congratulations to you.

Guess we're going to have to see The Help. We don't see too many movies - waiting for the "good ones". We've heard enough about this one to put it on our agenda.

You SHOULD be proud of your husband! What a beautiful facility this is/will be! Congratulations to him on a stellar reputation and expertise in his field.

Aren't waterpads wonderful? We've visited them a few times this summer, taking our visiting grandchildren. Someday, I'm going to play in one myself!

acorn hollow said...

Happy anniversary! I read the help so I would love to see the movie.
Looks like a fun weekend all around
Cathy

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary Donna! You were a beautiful bride! Doesn't the time go by so fast...Great time w Cooper and HB to Emma! We are enjoying our Emma too!
Amazing Glass work and what a great place to have a baby! Looks like a classy hotel! Looking forward to seeing The Help!
Making each day count! Jennifer

becky said...

An absolutely sparkling post, Donna! And congrats on 40 years!!

Kerri said...

Wow, 40 years, really?! You don't look old enough to have been married that long! Congratulations to you and your hubby!
What a beautiful OB facility...so bright...thanks to the windows! Your hubby does good work!

Wanda..... said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lots to celebrate...marriage, family, memories and a job well done...a beautiful life.

Lesa said...

Congrats on beautiful glass and your 40th! I loved the movie 'The Help.'

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! The new glass additions to your hospital are beautiful. Great job by hubby.
I read The Help and loved it so am looking forward to seeing the movie.

Molly said...

Lots of congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Donna. I love the glass too - your hubby has done a brilliant job!

Sue said...

I'll bet you felt proud about all that beautiful glass!

=)

PS. And happy anniversary!

yaya said...

Happy Anniversary you two love birds! I think the area does look beautiful and you're right, the glass makes it shine! I guess I could take a teenie bit of pride since Phil helped put some in! I did laugh at Frazee today..he said if the hospital spent $1.00 on that unit, it was too much..he hates OB! So I took the opportunity to needle him about it a bit...we told him that if a boy baby was born blue lights would be used, if a girl..pink...hahaha! He actually gave me a dirty look! That only made me laugh harder!

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Anniversary.

My brother is working on that new addition too. I'm pretty sure the drywall is all his doing, but I'm not 100% sure.

The glass looks great.

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Anniversary! 40 is a big deal.

The glass is incredible - makes me wish I was younger and in a place to need that space. :-) It must be cool for you to be there and feel a bit of ownership.

Sush said...

Hi, I'm a new follower via Karen's recommendation...'Still Crazy After All These Years'. So happy she steered me your way. Congrats on the 40 years, my husband and I will have ours in December. I found some familiar faces on your comment page and see some familiar blogs you follow. I'll enjoy being a new follower of yours!

Hugs~

Life 101 said...

Dang, hubby is a great glass man.

Life 101 said...

I hit publish post before I commented on the Help.
I read that book earlier in the year and it blew me away.
The author went to college at the University of Alabama (as you may have guessed, I'm from Alabama).

Jilda and I've been married 37 years and it's hard to imagine where the time went.
Congratulations.

Darlene said...

Your hubby did a fabulous job doing the glass at the hospital. What a beautiul place you have to work in. I am so glad you posted so many pictures of it. It would be nice to have a baby in your hospital!

Cooper looks like he is having lots of fun. He is a lucky little boy to have such neat parents, to say nothing about grandparents.

We celebrated our 39th anniversary while in Lake Tahoe at the wedding. We were married the day before Rich and Stacy. Our celebration seemed to take second place to the big affair that was going on. It's okay though, even though we would have loved to go to Harvey's fish buffet on Friday night.

Congratulations on your 40th!!

Denise J. Hughes said...

Happy anniversary!

The glass pictures are beautiful. Seeing those L & D rooms brings back memories!

Julia said...

Hi Donna, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Unfortunately the little kitten didn't made it and died but at least I tried to save it.

I love all the beautiful glasses in areas in your new hospital. What a great place.

Congratulations on your 40th anniversary. You are doing a great job keeping yourself looking young. Hugs, JB

Lorri said...

Happy Anniversary! 40 years! Awesome!

Katherines Corner said...

Great post, love the atrium and all of that glass. The photos are wonderful my friend. Happy belated anniversary. wishing you continued bliss. xo

Leontien said...

OHhhhhh CONGRATS on you Anniversary!

And good job hubby! the OB looks really really nice!!!

A big thank you!
Leontien