Friday, February 26

Ladder Golf!

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain

Mr. Twain said it right – and spring fever definitely has a hold of us here at Serenity. Today we decided to play a game indoors that was traditionally designed to be played outside!

This afternoon a few of us took some time to play Ladder Golf. It is an interesting game that involves two golf balls tied together on opposite ends of a rope. Players then throw the tied balls at a “ladder” and if the roped balls wrap themselves around a ring on the ladder, that person earns points for his or her team.

It was a blast for all of us to watch each other earn points for our teams – and there was definitely some competition! The first game the Blue Smurfs won, and the second game the Green Beans were able to come back to win! It was quite an exciting Friday afternoon!

Take a look at these pictures to see the fun we had. Above is Sandy who is throwing for the Blue Smurfs. To the left is Henrietta who is about to win it for the Green Beans, and to the right is Bonnie throwing for the win for the Blue Smurfs!

Wednesday, February 24

Cooper Visits!

Robyn brough her dog, Cooper over to visit us at Serenity today! She had him jumping through hoops and barking on command.
What an ADORABLE dog!!!

Funny Commercial

Monday, February 22

Spring, How We Miss You!

Spring is just around the corner, and all of us here at Serenity have Spring Fever! To get in the spring spirit, we decided to be rebels once again. That’s when we found paint and decorated the kitchen and dining room with the brightest colors we could find.

Well, we weren’t big enough rebels to paint the walls; but we did get those windows pretty colorful! Today we spent the afternoon painting all sorts of spring things on the windows in the kitchen and dining room. Now there are trees, flowers, hearts and even fish cheering us up every time we look outside! Come for a visit and check it out!

Friday, February 19

Pet Day at Serenity!

A few short weeks ago, Jackie started asking all of us about our pets. Since she loves dogs she gave us the idea of making a picture frame with all the wonderful dogs in our lives. But we took this a step further.

Today we celebrated Pet Day at Serenity. Aside from having all kinds of fun with the furry friends who came to visit us, we also made pet crafts all day! First we fixed up some delicious dog treats for our furry visitors, then we made puppy chow for our human visitors.

After a well deserved coffee break, we went at it again! We made a few dog chew toys by cutting strips out of old towels and braiding them together. What a perfect way to spend our Pet Day!

Check out these fun pictures of our Pet Day. Above is Claryce who is busy making dog treats, and to the left is Orval who is preparing puppy chow. To the right is Lois and Mabel!

Wednesday, February 17

Mardi Gras Fun!

As always, we’ve been keeping busy here at Serenity! This week we got in the spring spirit and made Mardi Gras masks just for fun. It was a blast for us to sit down and make the silly disguises with all our friends; but it was even more fun to look at everyone when they tried on their masks!

On Fat Tuesday we celebrated Mardi Gras by holding a fun party! We donned our masks and had a blast laughing with each other as we got our pictures taken. Do you think you can recognize us? Check out the bulletin board by the parking lot entrance to see all of us wearing our Mardi Gras masks!

Take a look above at Sandy as she decorates her own mask before the Mardi Gras party on Tuesday. To the left is Charles and on the right is Muriel; both had a great time at the celebration!

Monday, February 15

Save the Date!

Save the date, Brent and Denise are getting married on October 9th, 2010! Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, February 11

Will You Be My Valentine?

For the past two years at Serenity, we have decorated our own heart-shaped sugar cookies to treat ourselves at our annual Sweetheart Supper to celebrate Valentine's Day. Icing, sprinkles and unique designs is all we needed for success. We had cookies in purple, pink, red, green, blue, yellow and even cookies with a little of each color!

It was really fun to look at everyone's cookie when they were all finished...a true work of art! It was also fun to see each person put on their thinking caps to figure out what they would put on their cookies. Pictured above is Hubert 'Sonny' Asplin choosing purple for his cookie. To the right, is Betty Prins, smiling as she tries a marbled look for her cookie.

Look below to see everyone's cookie in a group shot. Yum! I'm surprised no one took a bite out of their cookies before our evening meal! Not any two cookies look alike!
Which one do YOU want to sink your teeth

Serenity's Sweethearts

We love them, so why not show it? Today we held our third annual sweetheart supper. It was fun to see all of the nice decorations – not to mention eating some really great food!

We started the meal off with bruschetta and wine spritzers; then we hit the main course of artichoke and cheese ravioli. There were even a few interesting things such as cupid cups and pink and purple deviled eggs. Talk about festive!

For dessert we enjoyed a delicious raspberry ganache and our personal Valentine sugar cookies we decorated earlier today.

Take a look above at Simone as she decorates her cookie for the party. To the left are the festive deviled eggs, and on the right is one of the decorated tables.

Wednesday, February 10

Happy Birthday, Henrietta!

Happy Birthday, Henrietta! She turns 94 years young today!
Everyone gladly helped Henrietta celebrate with a delicious cake this afternoon brought by her daughter, Marguerite.

Friday, February 5

Thursday, February 4

Cozy Fleece Blankets

Marilyn McMaster is shown to the left putting together a fleece blanket. We made many blankets today, all different. We had dogs, cats and even teddy bears! Marilyn, of course, one of our dog lovers at Serenity made a dog themed blanket this afternoon.

Each lady got to take their fleece blanket home with them at the end of the afternoon to snuggle up with in their apartments.
Bonnie Bratholt is smiling below as she cuts strips for the blankets. She took home a cat themed blanket.

Maybe soon we will make enough blankets to sell or give away as gifts! What a cozy craft for such a snowy day! Now all we need is the hot chocolate!

Monday, February 1

Glimpse of Spring!

Orval Hurner spent the morning arranging pretty carnations in vases for each table in the dining room.
Is spring around the corner? I guess we will have to wait until tomorrow to see if the groundhog spots his shadow or not!
Regardless, it was sure nice to see some color on the tables, especially in the form of flowers!

Happy Birthday, Simone Rector!

Happy Birthday, Simone! She finally turned 39 today!
Stop by Serenity to wish her a happy birthday!