Archive for August 2009

Flower girl hair wreaths. Done! I am thrilled with how pretty they turned out. Today we will go and try them on the flower-girls here and make sure they fit.   Leave a comment

Posted August 27, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Family, Photos

Lady’s Lillies. Lady is always so generous to offer me her flowers after she leaves from their summer visit. Her lillies are the most fragrant I have ever smelled. Their scent is a nutmeg spice only more than that, hard to describe, but oh so beautiful.   Leave a comment

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Posted August 27, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Around the house

Wedding things are happening around here….. lots of fun!   Leave a comment

Posted August 26, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Family

Ellison Bay Beach fun with Annie, Gracie, Sammy and Melody   Leave a comment

This weekend we had a cookout with dear friends at Peninsula Park. It was a beautiful night with dear friends, enjoying God’s creation.   Leave a comment

Posted August 24, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family

Looks like we must be having a wedding around here!   Leave a comment

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Posted August 21, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Around the house, Family

Things accomplished —   Leave a comment

This has been a good week, although tiring as usual.

Here is what we have accomplished.

4 cleaning jobs

dog sitting for T and L

finding a bridesmaid dress for Melody

test run on the reception bouquets

purchasing more of the candles, votive holders etc..

purchasing the flowers and items to make the hair wreaths for flower girls

going though dresses to find my dress…. actually have two to choose from, one is black which I would pair with pink shoes and pink shawl, or a blue one with beading on the bodice and empire waist.  I will model that for the girls later today and get their opinion.  Pray for me….. I face a tough crowd!

returned almost all of the dresses we have tried.  I know this sounds wasteful but we live 100 miles from malls and stores so this has worked the best for  saving time and money in the long run.

we have Kristi all signed up for Liberty University and she starts classes on-line Sept. 21.  She is going for her bachelor of arts in Education.  She can get her degree fully on -line for $30,000  where to attend a state school it would be $64,000, let alone the price of a Christian college or private university.   She may only do the on-line for a year or so but the savings will be substantial.

Dealt with a second inner-outer ear infection for Annie.  Her doctor told her she can enjoy the rest of summer but only up to her neck….. so no getting her head wet at the beach.   Bummer!

Canned green beans from our garden.

Melody blanched and froze 4 bags of broccoli from our garden,  all by herself!  Not bad for an eleven year old.

Took Mandy to dinner in Green Bay and got to spend some time with her.

thoroughly cleaned out our closet and bagged up clothes for Goodwill, and I even kept myself from taking a second look through the bags!  Ridded myself of a number of shoes I cannot wear, except for a couple high-heels for fun nights out on the town!  Otherwise it is Birkenstocks for me,    very satisfying for my “inner hippy”!

Checked in a very grumpy couple to our cottage and stayed happy and pleasant despite their bad attitude!

Delighted in rain for our gardens,  good fishing, my sensible and wonderful husband, flowers on my dining room table, beautiful daughters, happy son, cooler weather and God’s faithfulness.

Been blessed

Joyce

Posted August 21, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family