Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sunday bouquet

The peonies are in full bloom, a bit later this spring than usual. They smell heavenly. I hope you have peonies in your garden. ~~Rhonda

menu plan monday ~ may 20, 2013

The iris and peonies look beautiful right now. Here’s the bouquet from Sunday. Love this combination of colors and flowers. My menu is late, but I’m squeaking in. I do better during the entire week if I have a menu in place. Even if we shuffle it or change plans all together. At least we […]

happy 80th, Dad!

This afternoon our family celebrated my Dad’s 80th birthday. It was fun to be together and to honor our Dad. The next-to-the-newest family member freely shared smiles with everyone. The cake was half carrot cake and half chocolate cake. Carrot cake was Dad’s request. Once they started putting candles on the cake, they decided to […]

happy birthday!

Yesterday was our younger son’s birthday and also my Dad’s 80th birthday. Happy birthday to you both! With love from me. ~~Rhonda / ~~Mom

irises and peonies and hostas, oh my!

I haven’t been able to get out much this spring, but managed to today. The irises and peonies are beautiful right now. And the hostas…well, some survived last summer’s drought and are looking great…some didn’t make it. We need to do an inventory to figure out how much and what we lost. I really love […]

a car for dd

Well, the time has come…our youngest daughter is taking driver’s ed and has her driver’s permit. She’s been practicing driving with her Dad and her sisters. How time flies… We didn’t really plan to get a car for her right away, but a great deal came up and we took advantage of it. The car […]

menu plan monday ~ may 13, 2013

I hope you had a good Mother’s Day. We had fun here, with all our children home, with the exception of our younger son’s wife. She’ll be visiting the area at the end of the month. We enjoyed the long weekend with our son home from Seattle. My Dad joined us for dinner and the […]