Memory Verse Monday

Here is the Bible verse we are working on memorizing this week. We are sticking with verses about thanksgiving and gratitude this month. Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. (NIV) We use, A Reason For Handwriting Border Sheets, to practice our … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

The Boulder Field πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ – Sacramento, California

Per the recommendation of L.R. from Returning to Paradise, we took the kiddos to Boulder Field for a morning of bouldering this past Sunday.  Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that is low to the ground and uses crash pads on the ground instead of harnesses or ropes. The gym staff was super friendly and … Continue reading The Boulder Field πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ – Sacramento, California

Family Bike 🚲 Ride

This past Sabbath we loaded up the bikes for our first official family bike ride. By "official", I mean that everyone rode their own bike independently. E has been waiting for this moment for quite a while... RV living provided amble opportunities for K and B to learn to ride bikes without training wheels. Many … Continue reading Family Bike 🚲 Ride

Memory Verse Monday

Our memory verse this week comes from a new Five in a Row (FIAR) manual, More Before Five in a Row by Carrie Lambert Bozeman. I really enjoy how she includes a devotional just for us parents that goes with each selected picture book. Such a genius idea! Our FIAR book this week is Thanks … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Lest We Forget – Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! Check out this post, Lest We Forget by Norm 2.0 (where I found the image below) And here is a poppy craft I found at Clever Patch. During this month of Thanksgiving. Let's remember to be thankful for those who gave their lives to protect us, our veterans, and those currently … Continue reading Lest We Forget – Veterans Day

One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire

My friends and I sang This Used to be My Playground by Madonna at our high school graduation from Paradise Adventist Academy in 1998.  I couldn't help but find the lyrics appropriate for my state of mind today. "This used to be my playground This used to be my childhood dream This used to be the … Continue reading One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

My guest blogger for this Wordless Wednesday is my youngest son, age 5. He simply had to show me this flower outside a Starbucks. He said, "Please take a picture of it mommy and use it for a Wordless Wednesday."

Apple 🍎 Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

My sister came to visit this past weekend and we decided to take a day trip to Apple Hill today. My favorite stop was Boa Vista Orchards. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend stopping by to try the apple cider sugar donuts! I hope you enjoy the photos of our excursion. … Continue reading Apple 🍎 Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

Hosting a Multigenerational Game Night

This past Sunday, we hosted a multigenerational game night and had so much fun!Β  I got some great ideas from this website:Β De Su Mama - Hosting Family Game Night I put together an antipasto platter, never mind that I don't have an actual platter. Sometimes guests arrive already hungry and if the main course isn't … Continue reading Hosting a Multigenerational Game Night