Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas day

We had a very good Christmas Day. Our son’s family came over around 1:00, and we enjoyed watching the grands open gifts. I told DDIL that it didn’t look like so many gifts when I ordered them… :-} As our family tradition dictates, DH opened the gathering with a reading of the account of Christ’s […]

happy birthday, my sweet

Happy birthday to my wonderful husband! Right now, he’s riding 57 miles on his bicycle for his 57th birthday. I don’t have a picture of that, so here he is making bread on Christmas Day. He’s a man of many talents. And he makes delicious bread. ~~Rhonda

Christmas menu

We kept the menu easy for Christmas Day. As it turned out, we had this around 5:00, after an afternoon of opening gifts. Three Cheese Spread with Pita Chips and Crackers Bisquick Sausage Balls Simple Marinated Shrimp This was delicious. Veggie Tray with Parsley Dip We didn’t care for the parsley dip. We had some […]

one more sleep till Christmas!

May your Christmas be bright and happy. And may you always remember the reason we celebrate. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 ~~Rhonda

two little monkeys

The grands spent the night Tuesday. Cheered me up a lot. I gave the twins these hats that were supposed to be for Christmas. They love them! ~~Rhonda

we miss you, Mom

This has been a difficult week. My mother passed away Tuesday morning. The evening before, one of my dearest friends from college also passed away. Today is visitation for my mother and tomorrow the funeral. We appreciate your prayers for our family and for the family of my friend, Lynn. I wish I had more […]

menu plan monday ~ December 12, 2011

This will be a busy week for our household. We are hosting three events. Thursday evening, Nathan George will be presenting a concert here with his friends Mark Stoffel and Ross Sermons. On Friday, ladies from my sister’s church are coming for a house tour. We’ll serve a dessert and do a Christmas craft of […]

sprinkles, haircuts and snowflakes

The week before Thanksgiving, the twins stayed over night on Tuesday, so they could get haircuts on Wednesday morning. My friend comes by the house to trim our hair and she was happy to do the twins, too. Before she arrived, the twins had breakfast. Pancakes with sprinkles… “Pink’s my favorite!” “I like blue.” Sprinkles […]

thrifted Christmas display box

My sister found this great box at a thrift store. I plan to fill it with Christmas items. A lot of these are thrifted. Some were picked up around the house from Christmas trees or from the boxes of Christmas decorations we have on hand. The tiny copper cookie cutters were in the kitchen pantry […]

tutorial…wrapping framed pictures as gifts

Each Christmas, I wrap the kids’ baby pictures as gifts. Usually with coordinating gift wrap paper. I saw this idea in an Olan Mills Photography studio years ago (25?) when I went with my friend Linda to have her children’s pictures taken at Christmas time. I began wrapping my own pictures then and have done […]