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Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 09:54
On Sunday the 16th of April, after having spent Saturday chilling around the holiday park, we were…
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - 12:17
In between all of the hustle and bustle of the big days on our trip, we had a couple of days where…
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 13:53
Well, the dog days of summer are here, exacerbated by the poor air quality due to the Canadian…
Sunday, July 2, 2023 - 10:12
Before we knew it, my time in Amsterdam with my parents was coming to a close. They were here at…
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 08:54
I imagine I will say this a lot about these monthly recaps, but holy cow did June fly by! I’m so…
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 12:29
This was a busy week for Matthew as he is settling into his new job. He is working at a brand new…
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 13:56
After a long day spent at Keukenhof Gardens, we were all ready for dinner. We turned the reigns…
Friday, June 23, 2023 - 10:03
If you go to The Netherlands in April and don’t see any tulips, did you even really go? On Thursday…
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 12:45
The whole reason we took this road trip was to meet up with my parents in Amsterdam. They were at…
Monday, June 19, 2023 - 12:03
This was a short week in the kitchen for me as I had a polyethylene exchange of the left knee on…
Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 12:19
We had literally just crossed the border from Belgium into the Netherlands when we spotted a…
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 04:01
After a four-year hiatus, our McDonald's Around the World series is back, baby! For some reason, we…
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 06:33
After our overnight road trip from England, through the Chunnel, through France and into Belgium,…
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 09:37
If you take a trip and don't write about it on your blog, did it actually even happen?!  We took a…
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 13:44
This past week we were getting ready to leave for our family reunion. We made Angry Goldfish for…
Monday, June 5, 2023 - 13:33
It continues to be busy in the flower beds and the vegetable gardens. My ‘Gardner’ has been keeping…
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 13:14
I have found that I really miss sharing about our daily life on the blog - and we have missed so…
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 14:34
I’m not sure what happened to my time this week. But, between going to the garden stores, Special…
Monday, May 22, 2023 - 14:18
I found an interesting photo this week in my genealogy research. I am working on my paternal side…
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 10:27
We spent more time planting flowers this week. Three years ago our neighbors constructed a teepee…
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 12:55
Finally! I have been waiting anxiously for our night time temperatures to consistently get above 50…
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 15:36
I haven’t been in the kitchen much as I have been working on genealogy. In the 1990’s, my husband’s…
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 15:00
I haven’t blogged for a month now because we were on vacation for 22 days. We did a Viking Grand…
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 15:01
By the time you read this we will be finally on our trip to Europe. On Roy’s retirement bucket list…
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 14:33
The past week was full of festivities…St. Paddy’s Day and March Madness. Drake University, in Des…
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 13:52
Well I knew it! Astronomical winter is not over. A prediction of 1-3” of snow on Saturday turned…
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 13:34
Well, I learned something new this week. There is a difference between meteorological seasons and…
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 13:32
I am wondering if anyone else is a list maker? And, if you are, is it on paper? If on paper, is it…
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 14:34
It is getting to be the time of the year when the weather is unpredictable. Is it springtime or is…
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 13:50
We started out the week on Monday with Matthew cooking at home with his SCL staff. He experimented…
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 09:39
Well the week started out slow, as I was quarantined for 48 hours with an eye infection. By…
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 13:30
I can’t believe it is the end of January already. The older I get the faster time goes, or so it…
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 13:23
It seems winter has dug it’s heels in to stay for a while. But, for some reason, I have been…
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 13:46
We spent the first three days of this week in Dubuque, Iowa. Due to the pandemic, Matthew had not…
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 04:04
I will admit I procrastinated on getting this blog written. Looking back I’m not sure where the…
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 14:26
The last week of 2022, hard to believe! It has been a slow week. I did start a new puzzle…2000…
Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 12:36
Another year, another book list, here we go!  My Book List for 2023: 1. Lifespan: Why We Age - and…
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 13:36
Merry Christmas! And, Happy Holidays as well! Did you know there are 20 celebrations this holiday…
Monday, December 19, 2022 - 14:27
I mentioned last week that Matthew has snowshoeing practice every Monday. He and his team will be…
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 13:34
It has been another busy week. Matthew has Special Olympics Snowshoeing practice every Monday at 5…