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

Carving Pumpkins 🎃

I decided to take on pumpkin carving with the kiddos this year. As you know, it's a big messy project. Big messy projects = lots of fun for kiddos! We have painted our pumpkins in the past, because it's easier and the pumpkins last longer. The kiddos were super excited about carving them this year … Continue reading Carving Pumpkins 🎃

Monday Mention: Returning to Paradise

My good friend and fellow Camp Fire Survivor, L.R. Just launched her blog today! Returning to Paradise I highly recommend checking it out! She is a Christian homeschooling mama with millions of fabulous ideas. She and her husband are planning on rebuilding their home in Paradise.

Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California

If you're following us, you can see that this is our 2nd trip to a pumpkin patch this year.  What can I say?  Although we are not fans of celebrating Halloween, we are huge pumpkin fans and big fans of all farms in general.  If you missed our recent post, you can check out our … Continue reading Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California

Memory Verse Monday

Our last memory verse took us several weeks to memorize. We've had a lot going on, and this homeschool mama has been distracted! Did I tell y'all about our big project? E and I are working on going through all of our receipts since last November and figuring out which ones we can submit to … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

TJ Farms Estates 🎃 – Chico, California

We had a great time meeting up with friends at the pumpkin patch this week. TJ Farm was super-chill and low-key on Monday afternoon.  It was so relaxing to soak up the sun, enjoy good conversation, and delight in the pumpkin harvest at the farm.  We hope you enjoy the photos.  I snapped this picture … Continue reading TJ Farms Estates 🎃 – Chico, California

Fall Salmon Run 🐟 – Feather River – Oroville, California

Each autumn the salmon return to the very place that they were born to lay their eggs. We have visited the salmon ladders in Oroville, California for the past 7 years (since K was born). We went last year just before the Camp Fire struck, and we were so happy to see the salmon this … Continue reading Fall Salmon Run 🐟 – Feather River – Oroville, California

Playzeum – Yuba City, California

On Friday (9/27/19), we met up with friends at Playzeum in Yuba City, California. There was so much to play with here. It was like every cool pretend play idea you've ever seen on Pinterest all in one spot. A theater. A pretend grocery store & farmer's market. Behind the faux produce is the pretend … Continue reading Playzeum – Yuba City, California

Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico, is my alma mater. It is a beautiful campus. My favorite building on campus is Laxson Auditorium. It was built in 1930. It is so cool to see live performances here! The balconies have long been closed for seating and fitted with modern lighting fixtures. I can imagine sitting up in … Continue reading Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

Pit Stop

In a strange twist of fate, we headed back to California. This is something that we never would have predicted ten months ago, or even 10 weeks ago! The past 9 and a half months on the road, traveling around the Western USA, have been amazing! We are so blessed to have been able to … Continue reading Pit Stop