Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Unusual

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! The challenge this week is to post photographs that have captured something usual. Amanda has several examples of strange things that … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Unusual

Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

In honor of Father’s Day, I’ll begin this post with something that my dad recently told me, “the 2 best days of owning a recreational vehicle [be it a boat, motorcycle, or class A motor home] are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” 1982 – my parents, my younger sister … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷

After a lovely traditional Mother’s Day brunch, complete with cinnamon rolls, orange juice and breakfast burritos, we headed to our new house for a family DIY project. Mother’s Day Brunch My mind has been a little preoccupied with whitewashing the lava rock fireplace before we put in the new paint and new flooring. Our 2nd … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷

Happy Snacks – Road Trip Goodies for Kids

Our very close friends are moving to Idaho. 😭 One of the reasons that they are such fun friends is because they are also homeschooling their three kiddos who are similar ages to our kiddos. We have had lots of fun together over the past 6 years. The past 6 months we have done a … Continue reading Happy Snacks – Road Trip Goodies for Kids

Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

We could’ve spent so much more time at Yosemite National Park. We are grateful that we were able to visit this amazing place before COVID-19 was spreading here in the US and the Shelter-in-Place directives were in effect. Yosemite is a really crowded park and I don’t think it would be possible to practice social … Continue reading Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

Walk Around the Block – Scavenger Hunt #2

If you missed our first kid-designed, city walk, scavenger hunt you can find it below. Walk Around the Block - Scavenger Hunt Here is the scavenger hunt designed by my 7-year-old daughter: Car towing a boat Fountain Tesla Stroller Bike Bird Chimney with smoke ✔️ How many of these items can you spot on your … Continue reading Walk Around the Block – Scavenger Hunt #2

Walk Around the Block – Scavenger Hunt

We have been enjoying our recent walks around the subdivision where our rental house is located. The kids each made up their own scavenger hunts to share with you. This one is by my 5-year-old son. JeepBasketball hoopDaisyWhite dandelionYellow dandelion Mailboxes BoatRed rock ✔️ How many of these things can you find on your next … Continue reading Walk Around the Block – Scavenger Hunt

Tips for Hiking with Kids and Friends

With social distancing being the norm for now, hiking can be a great activity for many of us. For a great list of possible activities check out this awesome article Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Doom Your Weekends.. Let’s be frank, shall we? Hiking with little ones can be, how shall we say, tricky!?! Our … Continue reading Tips for Hiking with Kids and Friends

Home Church with Kids Ideas

With churches across the country canceling services, we decided to put together a little list of resources in case you want to do church at home with us! Opening Prayer: The Lord's Prayer - "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in … Continue reading Home Church with Kids Ideas

Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Our recent trip to Yosemite was very special because we were able to meet up with some fellow displaced Camp Fire survivors. It was so wonderful to see our friends again! We had a wonderful time with them on a hike to Lower Yosemite falls and talked non-stop the entire afternoon. We still miss our … Continue reading Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California