Showing posts from December, 2016

Our Greatest Adventure

“There are moments which mark your life; moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts: BEFORE this and AFTER this.” – Fallen Saturday, May 28 th at 12:16PM my husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl into the world. Everyone had told us how amazing that moment was going to be. Family and friends told us that you don’t know how much love your heart can hold until you are holding a brand new baby in your arms. They were spot on. The moment she was born and the months that have followed have proven that advice to be true. Alexis Jade Deao was born 2 weeks early, but healthy as could be. After a couple days we got to take her home, and I’m not sure that I have ever been so excited or nervous for any other adventure. As we were leaving the hospital my husband and I kept looking at each other saying, “This is real. We are taking her home with us!” We felt as though we didn’t know nearly enough about how to care for this precious bundle!

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10 Years

WOW how time flies!! As of February 11 th of this year I have been an employee of Libertyville Savings Bank for 10 years! I have loved working at LSB; I have made a lot of great friends and memories over the years. I was 14 when I started working part time at LSB. I worked Saturdays and summers through out high school and college then started full time. Since I wasn’t old enough to drive when I started, my mom would drop me off at either Blain’s or Amber’s house in the mornings and I would ride with them. I started at the teller line and transitioned into several different rolls over the years. I opened new accounts, was Jennifer’s assistant, scanned a lot of files, and was a loan clerk. Now I am the bank’s investment Officer. It has been great to work in so many areas of the bank to gain a general understanding of what everyone does. Things have changed a lot over the past 10 years. When I started LSB had three locations, Libertyville, Fairfield, and Eldon. We built the Keo

Barn Tour 2016

The Barn tour for 2016 is in the books and if you missed it I will try and give you a glimpse of what you missed.   The barn turned “100” so of course we had to have a party, balloons, cookies, beverages and cupcakes.   A friend of Tammy’s even brought presents for all of us, pillow cases made out of material with barns and barn quilts on them. We also gave out pins to anyone that wanted a memento of their visit.      The barn was built in 1916 by my Great Grandfather Schyler Colfax Morris and has remained in the family since that time.   They raised Percheron horses and held horse sales at the barn as well. Mom has saved a brochure from a sale that was held in Oct. of 1924.   The barn has three levels; the main level housed a cream separator room, two granaries and a corn crib and space for loose hay. There was also a hay loft above this main level. The basement has 7 horse stalls and 8 stanchions for milking cows.     Unique feature in the horse stalls is the lazy susan type