Monday, July 8, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - July 8, 2019

Good morning, Dear Ladies! Happy Monday! πŸ’— 

I trust that each of you had a lovely week last week and are up and at 'em...ready to face the challenges of a brand new week head-on with renewed vitality and strength! πŸ˜ƒ (Or not. 😏 To be honest, I'm still a little worn out from the last one!) 😴

Tired out as I am, though, we did have a great week and full of fun and celebrations! πŸŽ‚πŸ’—πŸŽ†πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

On Tuesday, my friend, Tracey, from back home (Blue Springs), came down for the day and we had a ball visiting and kicking around the prairie. 

Tracey and I
Wednesday was spent preparing for the 4th of July. I thawed meat, made brownies, and prepared the jello used to make our traditional red, white, and blue jello cups. I've made this treat every year since our children were small and, now, I'm making it for the grandchildren! It's an annual treat that is enjoyed by all! 

Our Traditional Red, White, and Blue Jell-O
Thursday, of course, was the 4th of July. We spent the day at our oldest daughter and son-in-law's and all but two of our children and their families were able to join us. We enjoyed a day of good food, family fellowship, lots of fun, and an evening of beautiful fireworks. It was a great holiday! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

Friday morning, I rode to Kansas City with dd and the grands for Silas's latest leg appointment at the fracture clinic. He received a good report and we praise God for His awesome and amazing answer to prayer! Click HERE if you'd like to read the latest entry on Silas's Caringbridge site.

On the way home we stopped in and visited our daughter's brother- and sister-in-law who are home on furlough (missionaries to Russia) and had lunch with them. 

Then, we scooted on down the highway in time for daughter to do some last minute shopping and put together a birthday dinner for their youngest son who happened to be celebrating his 8th birthday.

Grandson Isaiah (8)
Granddaughter, Abby, celebrated her birthday on Friday, as well. She and I will be enjoying our annual birthday outing later this week. πŸ’—

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Granddaughter Abby (14)

I worked Saturday and Sunday afternoon...and, now, here we are...back around to Monday again! Let's get started on this week's post...shall we? 

Please, join me as, I link up with Sandra of Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and all the other lovely ladies that gather there on this week's Happy Homemaker Monday. πŸ’—

Right now I am...

... finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of hot tea while I work on this post. 

I am also enjoying watching (and listening to) an area crop duster fly his small-engined plane over the field across from us. He swoops by, over and over again, as he moves into position to do the job that he is doing, apparently, just to our south and west.

Crop-dusting Plane
I grew up near a small airport and I love those small planes...especially the old bi-winged ones! The sound they make is music to my ears! πŸ›©

On the breakfast plate...

... THM sweatpants oatmeal with blueberries and hot tea

The weather...

... Hot, humid, and sunny. It's currently 78 degrees, but feels like 84. Today's high is supposed to be in the 90's, as is everyday forthcoming according to the ten-day forecast.

 On my reading pile...

Same as last addition to daily Bible reading I am still reading Mother Culture by Karen Andreola, Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden, and Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

My Reading Pile
On the menu this week...

Monday - Margarita Pizza πŸ•
Tuesday - Potato soup and salad πŸ₯£
Wednesday - Fish sandwiches and sweet potato fries 🐟
Thursday - Baked ham steak with fried cabbage and oven roasted carrots πŸ–
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and fresh green beans from the garden 🐟
Saturday - Dh's night to cook (generally pasta with sauce or butter and garlic...both are delicious!)  🍝 πŸ’“
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry
- Tuesday - Pick up John's new eyeglasses; celebrate granddaughter, Audrey's, 14th birthday; enjoy a belated birthday outing with grandson, Isaiah

- Wednesday - Enjoy my day off with nothing planned; work on projects around the house
- Thursday - Enjoy a belated birthday outing with granddaughter, Abby
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

... just keeping up with the temperature afghan on my end, but wanted to share this piece created and crocheted by our granddaughter, Audrey. She did such a good job on it! 

Granddaughter, Audrey, created and crocheted this flag that was used
as a centerpiece on the holiday table. She did a great job on it!
Looking forward to this week...

... enjoying more birthdays and making memories with our grandchildren. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

... our grandchildren enjoying the 4th of July...especially the little ones! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

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Granddaughter Kira
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Granddaughter Esther
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Grandson Dante
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Granddaughter Mary
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Granddaughter Mercy
From the camera...

Sunflower Growing Outside My Office Window
(Vincent would be so proud!)
Scripture passage...

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Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead! And I'll see you next week! πŸ’—

Until Next Time...

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  1. Your 14 year old granddaughter looks like you! Enjoyed reading your post, sounds like you had a great holiday weekend being with family. Beautiful sunflower! I have some in pots, I'm waiting to see what happens with them, planted kind of late. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! The birds planted every sunflower I have! LOL! All are volunteer from seeds dropped at the feeders over the winter. Can you believe that??? Hope you have a wonderful week, too! <3

  2. We had a great 4th as well. Enjoy all the birthdays! I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by :)

    1. Glad you had a great 4th, Colletta! Thanks for dropping in and I hope your week is off to a GREAT start! <3

  3. Those red/white/blue cups look good!! Love the crochet piece your granddaughter did!! Gorgeous sunflower!! Have a great Monday!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Hope your week is off to a great start! <3

  4. Lovely grandchildren! Your granddaughter did a great job with the crochet flag. I love traditions and the jelo tradition is just perfect

    1. Thanks, Lucie! And, yes, she did! Hope your week is off to a great start! <3

  5. that is one gorgeous sunflower. So are all the kids, aren't you rich! Leeanna

    1. Thanks, LeeAnna, and, yes! I certainly am! Hope your week is off to a great start! Blessings! <3

  6. Aahhhh so much goodness in just one post, I don't even know where to begin. Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter :)

    Love the jello cups for the 4th, what a great idea.

    The crochet piece is amazing, what a sweet idea for a 4th get together.

    Have a wonderful week :)

    1. Thanks for dropping in, Sandra! Hope your week is off to a great start! Blessings! <3

  7. Thanks, Dee! Hope you're have a great week! <3

  8. HI Rebecca!
    Looks like it was a wonderful holiday! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ That dessert looks so yummy and is perfect! And your granddaughter did an amazing job on that crochet piece!! I love seeing the pics of your family. 😊 And that sunflower is amazing! It looks as big as a dinner plate!!
    Blessings on your week ahead xo

    1. Thanks, Carrie! Hope you're having a wonderful week! Blessings, my sweet friend! <3

  9. Sounds like you had a really fun and full week! We did too with a huge family reunion/cookout that we go to every year.

    1. I did for sure! Fun and full! :) A family reunion and cookout sounds lovely, too. Hope you're having a wonderful week! Blessings! And thanks for stopping in! <3

  10. Running late on the HHM ride, but I made it...somehow lol.

    First I just love love love that flag piece your granddaughter did.

    And wow, I thought we had a lot of birthday's this week. I think you've got me beat. Hope you're enjoying all that birthday cake and ice cream.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    1. I understand, Felicia! I run quite late on HHM myself most of the time! LOL! I love the flag piece, too, and YES! Lots of celebrations going on in a short time here...5 birthdays and the 4th of July all within a two-week time period. Now we get a great until the next birthday on July 31st. LOL! Have a great rest of the week! <3


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