Tuesday Photo Challenge: New Year’s Eve 2016

Welcome to Episode 37 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge with our host, Frank! What are my New Year’s Eve Plans? Board Games like last year! We’ll be home playing board games, in jammies, with perhaps some adult beverages for the adults — and sparkling cider for our children 😉 Snacks, noise makers, and fun for all! What are your New Year’s Eve Plans?   Technical Windows … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge: New Year’s Eve 2016

What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

Affiliate post – thanks for clicking through! Many of my fellow homeschoolers are thinking about traveling in the coming weeks. With school children going back to school – as well as most adults beginning the New Year with a clean slate of no vacation, January is often a great time for homeschoolers to travel with much less traffic than during regular school holidays. The question … Continue reading What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

Three Line Tales: The Spark

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines!    Image Credit: Zara Walker The Spark You see it in her eyes She feels it in her heart This is the beginning of something incredible! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could … Continue reading Three Line Tales: The Spark

White Christmas {I’m not dreaming of}

While my boys may be loving the on-and-off snow we’ve been having here in the Pacific Northwest, not me. I didn’t move here from the Midwest (USA) to the Pacific Northwest to contend with snow, shoveling, scraping windows and the like. Oh no! I dreamed of rain shadowed terrain where you can see the snow, you can drive to the snow, but you don’t have … Continue reading White Christmas {I’m not dreaming of}

Duct Tape and other Tween Dreams

My tween boy didn’t ask for much for Christmas {our wish lists are due by Thanksgiving} which I posted on my blog, but books and games are crowding the idea cloud for him. His grandmother is also considering getting him a Kindle {without the G3!}. At the top of his list? Duct tape. Sound weird? Well, not really. For a maker, a builder, a creative … Continue reading Duct Tape and other Tween Dreams

Three Line Tales: Let It Snow

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines!  Image Credit: Jennifer Pallian Let It Snow Gather ingredients, bake the bread Gather people, break the bread Gather love: Family, Friends, Food, Forever ❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could be fun … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Let It Snow

Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends

I have taken some much needed time to reconnect with friends, family, and self. I’ve missed blogging sorely and have begun a dozen or more posts, but I’ve not found time to finish them. In the past weeks I’ve been able to have coffee with friends, paint ornaments with another family, had boys invade my house for a weekend of fun games and friendship, had … Continue reading Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends