First Day of Homeschool 2020

Today is our official first day of homeschool 2020! One of my favorite back-to-school traditions is taking back-to-school photos. I let the kiddos choose their own backgrounds this year. The kids’ t-shirts are from Carters.com and mine is from Etsy.com. I bought the chalkboard sign at Marshall’s last year. Enjoy! Our first day of school … Continue reading First Day of Homeschool 2020

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Amanda at Something to Ponder About. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun! Here in the USA, we celebrated the 4th of July this past weekend. Holiday celebrations are always nostalgic for me. All … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

4th of July Soft Drinks

One of my kids’ favorite 4th of July traditions is making red, white and blue ice cubes to decorate a clear cup of 7-up. We don’t drink much soda in our house so 7-up on the 4th of July is a special treat. This beverage is very easy to make. Ingredients: Red GatoradeBlue Gatorade7-up or … Continue reading 4th of July Soft Drinks

National D🍩NUT Day 2020!

Happy National Donut Day! Every year, on the first Friday of June, we all get up early and roll out of bed before E starts work, we load up in the car and head out to find a nearby donut shop and celebrate the beginning of summer with a yummy treat! Yummy donuts! We are … Continue reading National D🍩NUT Day 2020!

Zoom Birthday 🎂 for Kids

My youngest son recently celebrated his 6th birthday. We had been planning a trip to Legoland, California to celebrate but COVID-19 disrupted that plan. I felt bad for my little boy who had been looking forward to his big birthday celebration for months. He took the news really well, but my mama heart still felt … Continue reading Zoom Birthday 🎂 for Kids

Father/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Alternate Activity

My husband and 7-year-old daughter were invited to a dance at a local church on Valentine's Day. She was beside herself with delight. It sounded like an amazing opportunity to me. Father/daughter relationships are important and we've never been invited to this type of event before. Because we usually do activities all together as a … Continue reading Father/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Alternate Activity

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

Happy Valentine's Day and thank y'all so much for following our Camp Fire displacement adventure! I'm honored that 100 people have found my blog interesting enough to follow! It's a great joy for us to share our journey with you. I've found writing and photography to be very therapeutic and it means the world to … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas

I recently read a great, short article on gift giving by tidying expert Marie Kondo (see link below). Choosing Gifts That Spark Joy It's only a few weeks until Valentines Day. Here are some fun gift ideas for a variety of ages and budgets. Edible gifts from Sohnrey Family Foods Health & Beauty gifts from … Continue reading Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas

100th Day of Homeschool 📝

Happy 100th Day of school everyone! We haven't celebrated this day in the past and we had a lot of fun! I did a Google search for 100th day of school celebration ideas and let each kiddo choose one favorite idea. We found so many fun ideas that we celebrated for 2 days. We just … Continue reading 100th Day of Homeschool 📝