๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Happy December everyone! One of my favorite Christmastime childhood memories is pulling out the box of Christmas books that were stored with the rest of the Christmas decorations.  The books somehow seemed more magical because they were Christmas themed, and we only saw them once a year, and they smelled like the Christmas candles that … Continue reading ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament – Who Owns the Sun? โ˜€๏ธ

When we lived in North Carolina a few years ago, we were part of an amazing homeschool group, North Carolina Five in a Row (NC FIAR).  Every year the group leader, L.N. organizes a FIAR ornament swap.  She is so sweet to let me participate in the swap even though we don't live in NC … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament – Who Owns the Sun? โ˜€๏ธ

๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving Book ๐Ÿ“š List

I'm wishing y'all a happy Thanksgiving a few days early because we're hosting the big dinner at our rental house this year. I'm grateful to have the space to cook and to host this year! By next year I would really like to read a different book each day leading up to Thanksgiving. I'm working … Continue reading ๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Apple ๐ŸŽ 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 ๐ŸŽ Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

Carving Pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ

I decided to take on pumpkin carving with the kiddos this year. As you know, it's a big messy project. Big messy projects = lots of fun for kiddos! We have painted our pumpkins in the past, because it's easier and the pumpkins last longer. The kiddos were super excited about carving them this year … Continue reading Carving Pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ

Bishopโ€™s Pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ Farm – Wheatland, California

If you're following us, you can see that this is our 2nd trip to a pumpkin patch this year.ย  What can I say?ย  Although we are not fans of celebrating Halloween, we are huge pumpkin fans and big fans of all farms in general.ย  If you missed our recent post, you can check out our … Continue reading Bishopโ€™s Pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ Farm – Wheatland, California

Memory Verse Monday

Our last memory verse took us several weeks to memorize. We've had a lot going on, and this homeschool mama has been distracted! Did I tell y'all about our big project? E and I are working on going through all of our receipts since last November and figuring out which ones we can submit to … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

TJ Farms Estates ๐ŸŽƒ – Chico, California

We had a great time meeting up with friends at the pumpkin patch this week. TJ Farm was super-chill and low-key on Monday afternoon.  It was so relaxing to soak up the sun, enjoy good conversation, and delight in the pumpkin harvest at the farm.  We hope you enjoy the photos.  I snapped this picture … Continue reading TJ Farms Estates ๐ŸŽƒ – Chico, California

Maddiโ€™s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico, is my alma mater. It is a beautiful campus. My favorite building on campus is Laxson Auditorium. It was built in 1930. It is so cool to see live performances here! The balconies have long been closed for seating and fitted with modern lighting fixtures. I can imagine sitting up in … Continue reading Maddiโ€™s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

Terry Bison Ranch – Cheyenne, Wyoming

Train Ride + Bison = What are we waiting for? *Please be advised that bison are wild animals. Always keep a very safe distance from them if you see them in the wild. As we've seen recently in the news, they can be quite aggressive and potentially dangerous. The bison pictured below are ranch-raised bison. … Continue reading Terry Bison Ranch – Cheyenne, Wyoming