Archive for November 2009

Making applesauce with Sammy.   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Around the house, Family, Kitchen Life

Windows…… Can you see that I helped. I held his hand the whole time ;) !! Rick just loves that kind of stuff when he is working. I am glad to say that the windows are done and beautiful. Pictures to come later. I am so thankful for a husband with so many talents. What a guy!   Leave a comment


Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Around the house, Family

Singing hymns for Grandpa. One of the things that we are trying to do for my Dad is sing for him now and then. We gather around the piano after supper and sing three part harmony, four if Rick is home! We even ask him for requests but more and more Dad is saying that they are all his favorite. What a joy to bless my sweet father.   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Family

Sorry this picture is turned but as you can see, one of these pairs is not like the other! After 28 years of faithful service the pans on the rights are being retired. These pans were a wedding shower gift to Rick and I. The only reason they are being retired is because I needed 9 inch pans. The pans on the left are the new ones, prettier, heavier, larger. But……… lacking memories. They have not made all my children’s birthday cakes and gifts for friends over the years. They have a lot to prove against those on the right and I only hope that they can fill the shoes!   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Kitchen Life

There was a beautiful full moon the beginning of November. My sister Laurel commented on it and so I thought that although we are thousands of miles apart, we can still see the same moon. I went outside and called her and called Mom and Angela and we all watched the full moon together. Wisconsin, Tennessee and Florida, sisters and daughters, three generations with eyes seeing the same sight at the same time. I can’t help but think that other than the moon the only thing we will all see at the same time is Christ’s return. How cool is that?   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Spiritual Life

Jazmin is a true Packer fan, when Brett Favre took the field she turned and faced the other way!   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Packer Life

I have a love-affair with fish boats. I will admit it. I stand in awe of steel and wood, of shapes of bows and sterns, of roaring engines whether Cummins or Volvo-Penta, of these machines which are made to transport brave men over miles of seas whether smooth or rolling, open or ice-covered. I also adore a God Who created sea-gulls to all stand facing the same direction– without exception! And how about those beautiful fall colors He created! Praise Him, for boats and men and creation to enjoy!   Leave a comment

Posted November 28, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Commercial Fishing Life, Door County Life, Family