Candle Kitchen – Grand Junction, Colorado

The kids and I just had to check out Candle Kitchen in Grand Junction, CO to create our own personalized scented soy candles. This was such a fun and unique experience! If you're ever in the area, we highly recommend it. There were over 100 different scents to sample. Each kiddo took a mini clipboard … Continue reading Candle Kitchen – Grand Junction, Colorado

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1) and Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 2). I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions that we've been asked recently. Thank you to all our friends for asking us such great questions. What do you do … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)... Wednesday 7/03/19: After a yummy hot breakfast at the cafeteria, morning worship under the ponderosa pines, another go-cart ride and more archery practice, we headed to the climbing wall. The kiddos had a great time climbing and E completed the "junk yard" obstacle … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

We spent the past week off the grid, with no cell service or internet connection. Happy belated 4th of July everyone! I have mixed feelings about being offline. On one hand, it's nice to take a break from cell phones and computers, and on the other hand, I enjoy how technology can connect us across … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

RV Living Quarterly Report (June 2019) – Six Month Stats, Q&A, and Traveling Insights

We officially began living in our RV on December 14, 2018. It's our 6 month Winnebago anniversary today! That's right, any excuse for a cupcake! I do realize that I didn't write a quarterly report in March, (which would have been our 3 month Winnebago anniversary). I just hadn't felt up to blogging quite yet … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (June 2019) – Six Month Stats, Q&A, and Traveling Insights

National Donut Day 🍩

Happy National Donut Day! The following except is from, Wikipedia: National Donut Day — celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June of each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Armyin Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. They fried the donuts … Continue reading National Donut Day 🍩

Christmas Menus 2017

Merry Christmas! In an effort to create traditions for my nuclear family that combine those of my childhood with those of my husband's it seems like we should have some standard holiday menus.  I'm afraid that every year, we ask the same question, "What are we going to eat for ________ (insert holiday) breakfast/lunch/dinner?  It … Continue reading Christmas Menus 2017

Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I've been wanting a countdown calendar since my oldest son was old enough to understand what a countdown calendar was.  This year we had one made for us.  Thanks Mom!  It turned out super cute, my mom used her Bernina sewing machine to embroider the numbers onto each little pocket.  … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

Here is my recipe for the best carrot cake ever!  The recipe was handed down to me by my father, Gary who got it from his father, Joe.  As far as I know, Joe made up the recipe.  I remember having this cake for my dad's birthdays when I was growing up.  It seems like … Continue reading Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)