Sunday, January 31, 2010

Work weekend

We spent a lot of time cleaning up at the house and Andrea spent most of the weekend cleaning out stuff at school. It feels really good to do some "spring cleaning". It has been a nice sunny weekend-but cold. We did some shopping to finish off the girls' redo (pillows).

Monday, January 25, 2010

Computer Picture

Someone just knocked on the door to see if we wanted to buy Girl Scout Cookies!

Marquette -- Gray skies and melty

Lots of snow had melted in MQT. Tonight it is suppose to get colder and snow again.

A Relaxing Weekend in Marquette, Michigan

Andrea had Friday off from school so we traveled to Stevens Point to watch a swim meet that featured several swimmers that Peter had coached.
It was fun to see Quinn and Anna swim against each other, Kelsey, and Kelly K. from Green Bay and Whitney B. from Schroeder. They are all swimming for different colleges, from Stevens Point, to Northern Michigan, Minnesota State, and St. Olaf. We talked to their parents and saw old coaches and officials that Peter had worked with. Then we were off to Marquette to visit Haley and Bill. We shopped, went to Negaunee to scavenger through several antique shops, and saw "Where the Wild Things Are" for a buck at the University. A relaxing time and good to get away-far away for some down time. Thanks Haley and Bill. Of course we brought home some Lake Superior fish-fresh herring, smoked fish, and some other goodies. Hurray! We set up the Netfix account and chose our flix! Thanks Emily, Haley, Jana, and Jesse for a great Christmas gift! We will be watching "The Gods Must Be Crazy!" this week.

Lake Superior -not frozen.

"Up North" in Marquette for the weekend

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eagle Herald Featured Couple

Peter and Andrea Rhoades of New Holstein, WI, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jana, to Jared Bevill, son of Jeff and Jackie Bevill of Weatherford, TX.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Marinette High School and is a petty officer on the Coast Guard Cutter, Cypress, stationed in Mobile, AL. Jared, a 2004 graduate of Graham High School, is a petty officer on the Coast Guard Cutter, Zephyr, stationed in Pascagoula, MS.

The couple is planning a September 2010 wedding in Weatherford, TX.

The Eagle Herald article is here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Another shot of the railing built by Andy and the top which is from Garfield School. The design is from a library book that was returned OVERDUE. Ah, well. At least the railing is up and looks great!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 18, 1975 to January 18, 2010

35 years of marriage!

Dinner's ready!

Anniversary dinner

Tossed salad, venison steak, baked potatoes, broccoli, and a little wine. For dessert-Ghiradelli dark chocolate with caramel.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A beautiful day on Elkhart Lake

Peter and I went for a beautiful drive this morning checking out a few local lakes to see how ice fishing is going. One 34 inch Northern on this lake, but not much else. You can see the fish laying in the snow on the right side of this picture-enlarged. Wilke Lake had more fishing and tip ups. In the distance you can see a retreat center owned by Indiana University-really a cool place. We went to Hennings Cheese factory-our new favorite cheese place around here. We also found a farm that sells jumbo fresh brown eggs. Some good football on this weekend-go Vikings (?) beat the Cowboys!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fun on the sledding hill!

Micah and Peter sledding this weekend

More visitors for the weekend

Micah came Saturday and spent the night. We enjoyed some Mexican food and a great time on the sledding hill. Linda and Larry arrived on Sunday and we traveled to Blancks in Johnsburg to watch the Packer Game and have a delicious supper. It is fun to share our new home! Today is CLOSING on the house!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dinner for Ten

Baked ham, rolls, broccoli, baked potatoes and yams (or sweet potatoes). And PIE!