2018 · June · Life · Life Laughs · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – Day 5 – Water Balloon Hot Potato (a new take on an old game)

Today’s activity is a new spin on the old game Hot Potato. Do you remember playing that as a kid? I do, too! It’s HOT!  Going swimming or playing with water goes hand in hand with hot. That’s how we came up with this idea for a new twist on an old game. Come on in and see how to play!

2018 · June · Life · Recipes · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – Day 4 – Baking Together

For day 4, we’re jumping into the kitchen and baking together. I don’t know what it is about spending time in the kitchen with my kids, but it’s one of my all-time favorite things to do. Maybe it’s the way they interact with each other. Maybe it’s all the shenanigans going on. They are always giving each other snarky (in fun of course) comments and teasing each other. Whatever it is, it makes me smile and laugh every.single.time!!  One day they’re going to leave the nest and are going to need to know how to take care of themselves. So, cooking and baking skills are NOT a bad thing. Right? Right!

2018 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – Day 3 – FREE

Here we are on Day 3 of Summer of Fun. Today has been quite a day. Of course, we rolled our die last night and were all set for what was to take place today, but as often happens, things happened. Know what I mean? After a few detours, we finally made it to our free day. What does a ‘free’ day look like? Well, mostly its everyone choosing what they want to do. Come on in and find out what we did!

2018 · June · Life · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – Day 2 – Building Bridges

Today for Summer of Fun, we’re going to be exploring another building project – building bridges. There are so many different types of bridges: arch, truss, beam, cantilever, suspension, and beyond. Each bridge has its own design and purpose, but what they all have in common is they must hold a certain amount of weight in order to be structurally sound and that’s where we’ve decided to place our focus

2018 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2018 – Day 1 – Wind Racers

Welcome to day one of Summer of Fun 2018! Wanting to spend quality time is where it all started and for lack of a better name, I simply called it Summer of Fun. It started out as something I wanted to try but quickly turned into a must for all of us. Sometime around April, everyone starts asking when we’re going to create the list and so it begins.

2016 · December

Christmas Around the World Number 3: a mini video series

Christmas Around the World: (a mini Video Series) #3- Norway & France Originally Posted 12/17/2014   We are making the rounds and having a blast! Learning can be so much fun! Yesterday we traveled to Bath and London! Today we are off to Norway and France! Source: Rick Steves How do YOU celebrate Christmas? Let…… Continue reading Christmas Around the World Number 3: a mini video series

October · Recipes

October, Perfect Weather For Comfort Foods Like SOUP!

AH, I love fall. Don’t you? The evenings get cooler and all I can think about is the comforts of home. All kinds of comfort: snuggling under a blanket, sitting by a fire, wearing my fuzzy slippers, but mostly food, comfort food. Fall has so many wonderful foods that warm me from the inside out. On a…… Continue reading October, Perfect Weather For Comfort Foods Like SOUP!

2016 · September · Uncategorized

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Sight – The Greatest Happiness is that of Family

The SIGHT I’m most grateful for today? My family! There are not many things more pleasing and gratifying than to lay eyes on your family. It doesn’t matter if you’re going through good times or bad, seeing your family always, always brings you back around to knowing you are loved. You can have rough roads…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Sight – The Greatest Happiness is that of Family

Recipes · September

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 10 – TASTE: Connecting, the Missing Piece at American Tables

Here we are on day 10 already of the gratitude challenge! Time certainly does fly, doesn’t it? Seems the older I get the faster time moves and I don’t want to miss a single moment! That’s why I’m here with you now, to see the little things in my everyday life so I don’t miss anything!!…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 10 – TASTE: Connecting, the Missing Piece at American Tables