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)

4th of July Children’s Literature

After searching our library card catalog and checking out a bunch of books on the subject we highly recommend the following reading material for the 4th of July. The Star-Spangled Banner Illustrated by Peter Spier Be prepared to sing this one! The text is the lyrics to our national anthem.  Did you know it has … Continue reading 4th of July Children’s Literature

4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins

This 4th of July our kiddos are still too young (in our opinion) to stay up for the fire works show at 10 pm.  Kudos to all of you who take your young ones with you to this event.  You should get a merit badge.  Regrettably, we're just not up for it!  Maybe next year...  … Continue reading 4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins

Baby Dedication Favors

We had our 8-month-old son dedicated at church this past Sabbath.  At the church we attend (Seventh-Day Adventist), we do a "dedication" in lieu of a baptism, christening or blessing ceremony.  At a baby dedication the pastor says a few words and prays with the parents and baby in front of the congregation.  The parents … Continue reading Baby Dedication Favors

Kid’s New Year’s Party Hats

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas, right?  My plan is to make calendars at Shutterfly or Costco for all the grandparents with photos of the kids throughout the year.  That means that each month I've got to try to get the three little cherubs  to sit or stand next to one another … Continue reading Kid’s New Year’s Party Hats