50% Veggie Challenge

Today is the last day of my vegetable challenge. For the past few years my New Year’s resolution involved eating more vegetables. You can read what I did earlier this year to help myself beat this here. During the winter, steaming hot vegetables carry a lot of meals. Spring hits and I turn to salads,…

Summer Swimming Plans

My dear husband started running this year. He ran his first 5k in January, and he caught the bug. He has since run a second 5K, and has another coming up on July 4th! But, his big goal is a Triathlon Sprint in mid-July! Seriously, if the conversation flags at all, you can trust him…

Rubik’s Cube Theme Night

The Question Club–Because Jesus Is the Answer The summer ministry swings into action every Wednesday. I told about it here.  This week we gave the good old Rubik’s Cube a chance at boggling us. As the adults and children passed around my 30-year-old cube, the plastic gear in the middle disintegrated. That was a bummer…

About Obedience

It started during a week of summer camp Fifteen years ago, I spent the week as a sponsor at a Christian camp. I vividly remember a session I attended with my youngest son in junior boot camp for elementary age children. The preacher spoke about obedience. He gave three points: Obey immediately, obey sweetly, and…

Review: Puddle Jumpers

Have you heard about Puddle Jumpers? I started noticing them last summer, so this summer I  bought a few of my own for the grandkids’ swim time at my brother’s lake. These are amazing! It’s not too late even now to find some of these to finish out the swimming season. They’ll never take the…

Some Bunny’s Birthday Food

Planning the food for this Bunny birthday party must have been my favorite part. Between carrots, and bunny shaped everything I had so much fun! Last week I posted about the birthday décor. This week be prepared for a massive bunny menu! Here’s what we had: Bunny Tails A bowl full of marshmallows Bunny Ears…

Curtain Redo

The curtain problem My sister sewed a beautiful set of curtains for my huge living room windows when we bought our house. After 15 years, the pull cord broke. The rods had serious bending issues, too. I could have studied a YouTube video to figure out how to restring them, and bent the rods back…