2016 · June · Life · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

There was a time when I was told I may never have children. I was devastated to say the least. After many years of infertility treatments, emotional anguish, and nights of lost sleep, my body said enough is enough and I gave up my dream of every being a mom. THE DAY I told my…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 : Weekend Update – Hey Mom, We’re YAMPING

I believe my youngest was 18 months old the last time we camped; just a short time before his dad and I split. We loved camping. Everything about it. The outdoors, the smell of breakfast cooking over an open flame, the hiking, sleeping in a tent, sitting around the fire, seeing so many stars, EVERYTHING!

We were regulars. We often camped two, three, or more times a summer.

2016 · Blogging · Getting 2 Know U · June · Life · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time Go – A Blogfest

As many of you know, my boys split their summer time between my home and their dad’s home. Well, guess what? This is their dad’s time 😦 so summer of fun activities are on hold for now Booooooooo!!! BUT I thought this would be a great time to continue my where does the time go…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time Go – A Blogfest

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016: A Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Good Morning! Today is a bit different than most. Today the spinner landed on “our day in pics” Imagine my disappointment when I discovered my current  website plan doesn’t support video  😦 So instead of that great little video I was going to put here today, I’m going to have to settle for still shots…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016: A Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016: You’re Never Too Old To Play

Well as much as yesterday was a bust, today was a BLAST! Things rolled into place; it was hot, the sun was shining, we had all the supplies. Yesterday got me thinking. So many times life grabs a hold of us and  drags us around like a rag doll. Things can run a muck very…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016: You’re Never Too Old To Play

2016 · June · Life · Life Copes · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016: Life Happens; Roll With It

Today was a bust! At least when it came to our activity it was. As it often does, life got in the way. We started off really strong; we spun the wheel and water gun fight came up! We were all looking forward to it and then….LIFE HAPPENED. There was a heartbreaking phone call from…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016: Life Happens; Roll With It

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016: Weekend Update

HEY! Welcome back! Did you have a good weekend? I certainly hope so. It was a bit crazy around here so I didn’t have time to post, but we made a ton of memories over the last two days and learned a few things too. FRIDAY I guess the first thing I want to share…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016: Weekend Update

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 4: Four Lessons Sorry Teaches Teens

Today was a very laid back sort of day. The youngest one may have needed some extra sleep because he slept until nearly noon! Remember when, as a teenager, you could do that? Yeah me too! I could sleep all day and not have a bit of trouble doing it. As I’ve matured (that’s my…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 4: Four Lessons Sorry Teaches Teens

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 3 – Ode to the Banana Split

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM!! Sometimes you fulfill a dream! Gather ingredients and supplies Bananas Ice Cream Chocolate Syrup Oh You won’t believe your eyes! Butterscotch or Strawberry topping Look out things are gonna get hopping! Strawberries Whip Cream Sprinkles Spoons Better get a bowl, you’ll need it soon! An Ice Cream…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 3 – Ode to the Banana Split

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 2: 13 Reasons We Should Be Reading Aloud To & With Teens

Do you read to your children? Do they read to you? Oh the little’ens for sure, right? What about your older kids? Do you read to them aloud? Do they read to you aloud? Why am I asking these questions? It’s not to be nosy or to make anyone feel bad. Honestly, I ask because…… Continue reading Summer of Fun 2016 – Activity 2: 13 Reasons We Should Be Reading Aloud To & With Teens