TJ Farms Estates 🎃 – 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 🎃 – Chico, California

Maddi’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 Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

American Girl Store – Denver, Colorado

Way back when we were in Mountain Home, Idaho (June 2019), K's most beloved doll, Camille, had a terrible accident and her leg completely broke off. As a general rule, we don't fix broken toys, we throw them away. American Girl dolls, are the exception. With all the loss these kiddos have endured this year, … Continue reading American Girl Store – Denver, Colorado

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