LEGO Nativity Scene

Earlier this week my 9-year-old son surprised me with this Lego nativity scene. Here are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger. My 5-year-old son added his Lego dump truck bin to make a manger that baby Jesus wouldn't roll off. There is also a shepherd with a staff, 3 wise men with gifts, a … Continue reading LEGO Nativity Scene

πŸŽ„ Christmas Book πŸ“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 πŸŽ„ Christmas Book πŸ“š List

Memory Verse Monday

Here is the Bible verse we are working on memorizing this week. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 This month, our family is doing an Advent Bible … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament – Who Owns the Sun? β˜€οΈ

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? β˜€οΈ

πŸ¦ƒ Thanksgiving Book πŸ“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 πŸ¦ƒ Thanksgiving Book πŸ“š List

Hillside Poms – Corning, California

If you've been following us for a while, you might have noticed that we like to visit farms! While I like to plan a wide variety of field trips covering a broad range of topics, we really like to visit farms a lot! Our most recent trip was to Hillside Poms in Corning, California. During … Continue reading Hillside Poms – Corning, California

The Boulder Field πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ – Sacramento, California

Per the recommendation of L.R. from Returning to Paradise, we took the kiddos to Boulder Field for a morning of bouldering this past Sunday.  Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that is low to the ground and uses crash pads on the ground instead of harnesses or ropes. The gym staff was super friendly and … Continue reading The Boulder Field πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ – Sacramento, California

Family Bike 🚲 Ride

This past Sabbath we loaded up the bikes for our first official family bike ride. By "official", I mean that everyone rode their own bike independently. E has been waiting for this moment for quite a while... RV living provided amble opportunities for K and B to learn to ride bikes without training wheels. Many … Continue reading Family Bike 🚲 Ride

Apple 🍎 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 🍎 Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

Second Trip to Bishop’s Pumpkin πŸŽƒ Farm – Wheatland, California

We had some leftover tickets for Bishop's Pumpkin Farm and E and I were craving their BBQ tri-tip sandwich. We took a second trip there with my parents on Monday afternoon.  There was so much to do at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm, we didn't do everything on our first visit or our second visit.  If you … Continue reading Second Trip to Bishop’s Pumpkin πŸŽƒ Farm – Wheatland, California