Sunday, January 21, 2018


 We went camping over Fall Break.  Yes, three months ago.
 We had really nice weather and the kids had a good time on the playground.

 We all made shirts.


 We played lots of games.  Cracked Up...


...Sleeping Queens

 Getting the rope swing ready!

 Cooking dinner!

 We got a Halloween gingerbread house, too.

 Their finished product!

 More games!

 I spy...

 Coffee with Grandpa

 Loading up the trailer on the last morning.  We had a great time!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

50 Years!

 Yesterday was my mom and dad's 50th anniversary!

 We went out to eat at one of their favorite restaurants.

 With their kids...

 ...and their grandkids!

 We even went out for ice cream afterward!

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Starting Out

 This week has mostly been about getting back into the school routine.  It's also been about starting a new routine for the cats.  We have been letting them out at breakfast and then they spend the morning with us in the school room.

 It's been good for getting us to go right to work after breakfast, but there are also lots of moments where we stop for pictures.  Because they're adorable.

 Alice is our 4H club's Member of the Month for January, so she gets to sit in the special chair.

 We're participating in the Read Aloud Revival challenge, so we're spending at least 20 minutes of the day with the kids reading aloud.

 We also started back with our artist studies.  Neville was really interested in the painting!

 We got a new Dunkin Donuts in town just before Christmas but we waited until the crowds finally died down to visit.  The kids thought it was worth the wait!

 We made some winter art (last week) that I got in frames so we can put them in our school room.

 Again, because they're adorable.

 Yesterday was all about relaxing--at least after early swim team.  Alice made us some eggs.

 We also watched Star Wars--Alice for the first time and me for the first time since I was a kid.

And for the first time since we've moved in, my shelves are looking good!  We're ready for the new week!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Harry Potter New Year Bash

 Saturday night the kids and I went to the Harry Potter New Year Bash held by our library system.  They got tickets like this when they got there along with tokens for snacks.

 They both chose butterbeer and chocolate frogs!

 They sorted everyone into houses.
 Both the kids got...


 They also got to visit the wand sorting station.

 When they got the right wand there was a little chime!

 They also go to make scarves in their house colors!

 Modeling the finished scarf!

 Snacking on his chocolate frog

 Working on a trivia game

 There was a costume contest, which this little Hagrid won.

 They even decorated the bathroom!

 Photo booth fun!

We had such a fun time!