Monthly Archives: July 2008

celebrating 25 years

On July 25, DH celebrated 25 years of practicing medicine (family practice). His office gave him a surprise party, which really did surprise him. 🙂 The table was covered with pictures taken over the years of practice…not only the practice of medicine, but the practice of practical jokes, funny costumes, fun, and frivolity. Dennis commented, […]

mission team

DH got up early Saturday morning to see the mission team off at 5:00. This is the third team our church has sent this year. In January, we went to New Orleans, Louisiana, and had the privilege of drywalling Gloria’s home. Earlier this month, a team went to Atlanta, Georgia, to aid in community assistance, […]

menu plan monday ~ july 28, 2008

It’s summertime and busy, but we take some time off now and then to savor the moments. Those busy things add up, though. This week we have softball, piano and guitar lessons, a visit planned to a daylily farm, a retirement party to attend, and lots of cleaning up to do because our church family […]


A few weeks ago, DD spent about an hour playing with bubbles. She started out just blowing bubbles, having fun, watching them float away on the breeze. A few bubbles were caught by a web which held her attention for a while. The railing was wet with rain, so she experimented with sliding bubbles down […]


The daylilies are beautiful. We are just past peak bloom, but the yard is still loaded with color. ‘Kindly Light’ ‘Monterrey Jack’ ‘Baja’ ‘Shell Drake, MI’ ‘Pink Super Spider’ ‘Royal Ebony’ ‘Elegant Candy’ ‘Moonlit Masquerade’ Aren’t they beautiful? ~~Rhonda

menu plan monday ~ july 21, 2008

Another week ahead of us..we will have softball practice on Monday or Tuesday, so I planned easy meals for those days. Monday hamburgers / buns veggies / chips / dip Tuesday spaghetti / sauce corn peapods salad garlic bread Wednesday crockpot chicken cordon bleu spinach salad green beans Thursday ~ Softball tournament tonight. hotdogs / […]

four generations twice

While DS29 and his family were here, we took a few pictures (well, OK, we took a LOT of pictures). I am especially glad we got these four generation pictures of both sides of the paternal family. Our older son, myself, my parents, and the twins. Our older son, my DH, DH’s mother, and the […]

menu plan monday / july 7

After a hectic but happy week of having six other people in the house, we are back to our usual routine of cooking for three. We have some busyness this week as well, that needs to be figured into the menu. Monday / My sister and her dh are coming for supper and to “shop” […]

the grands

We had to say goodbye to DS and his family today, including the babies. 🙁 Unless I can swing a trip to their house before then, we won’t see them until October. ~~Rhonda

menu plan monday ~ june 30, 2008

I made this post last week, but forgot to post it on Monday. We have six extra people in the house, so I put more detail into the menu than usual. Monday lunch turkey or ham sandwiches chips / veggies / dip Monday supper Fuss-Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake garlic bread corn Snappy Green Beans […]