Walk Around the Block – Sharing Happiness Rocks 🙂

We had a bunch of river rocks leftover from an Ivy Kids Kit and decided to turn the rocks into smiling emoji rocks. We wanted to leave these around our neighborhood for other walkers to find. We hope that they gave a smile to anyone who found one of them! I had leftover yellow spray … Continue reading Walk Around the Block – Sharing Happiness Rocks 🙂

Memory Verse Monday

This week we are working on memorizing Isaiah 12:2. Please join us if you’d like to. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid...Isaiah 12:2 As usual, we use, A Reason For Handwriting Border Sheets, to practice our best handwriting on the verse of the week. When we're done with a … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 🧸

My friend L.T. let me know that some people are putting stuffies in their front windows so families with kids can go on a “Bear Hunt” when they walk around their neighborhoods. 🧸 We hope you can participate in this fun idea by either putting a teddy bear in your front window or going for … Continue reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 🧸

Resources for Unexpectedly Homeschooling due to Coronavirus

My friend L.R. from Returning to Paradise just published a great post with ideas for those who are suddenly homeschooling their kids unexpectedly due to coronavirus. (I hope she takes me copying her by writing my own similar post as the highest form of flattery). She has such good ideas! Her article is a resource … Continue reading Resources for Unexpectedly Homeschooling due to Coronavirus

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

Yosemite National Park – California

We decided to take two mini vacations in February to test out the RV. After a great weekend at Olema Campground to check out Point Reyes National Seashore (2/7/20-2/10/20) we took a week off and then headed to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort to check out Yosemite National Park (2/21/20-2/24/20). We had a wonderful time on … Continue reading Yosemite National Park – California

Memory Verse Monday

So, I’ve really dropped the ball on our Bible verse memorization. I haven't done a "Memory Verse Monday" since January. Yikes! Obviously, I’m not perfect and sometimes my homeschool doesn’t run the way I’d envisioned it. Luckily, Jesus is big enough to make up for my shortcomings! Luckily, it’s a new month, a new week, … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

I’m a big fan of shopping at thrift stores. Some of my top reasons to shop at Goodwill and other thrift stores are: Saving money as we replace our book, game and toy collectionsReducing our carbon footprint Giving back to our community Finding books and games that are retired, out of print, or no longer … Continue reading Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

When we arrived back at Ken Patrick Visitor Center we ate a picnic lunch in the Jeep and then walked out to Drakes beach to see the bull elephant seals up close! The bulls were sunbathing in the afternoon and didn’t move much. Rangers were putting little orange flags a safe distance around them to … Continue reading Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Our 2nd stop on the shuttle bus ride was Elephant Seal overlook. Our trip to Point Reyes was coincidentally, perfectly timed for viewing adult male & female elephant seals with their pups. The short trail to the overlook was gravel and narrow. As always, the rangers were very friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We used binoculars … Continue reading Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California