Bikurgurl · Family First!

2016 Retrospective

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! I've enjoyed having so much time with my boys over the last month, but I won't lie: I have missed working on my blog regularly! I have big plans to freshen it up in the New Year, as well as… Continue reading 2016 Retrospective


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!… Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge: New Year’s Eve 2016

Bikurgurl · Family First! · Read Aloud · Reading

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… Continue reading What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

InstagramImages · Planning · The-Year-Of-Quality

So much to be thankful for…

Overheard from my oldest to my husband--we are indeed blessed! Wishing you and yours peace, hope, and joy this season.....and perhaps a bit of sweet silence 🌟

Bikurgurl · InstagramImages · The-Year-Of-Quality

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,… Continue reading White Christmas {I’m not dreaming of}

Bikurgurl · The-Year-Of-Quality · Writing

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?… Continue reading Duct Tape and other Tween Dreams

Bikurgurl · Margin · Three Line Tales · Writing

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… Continue reading Three Line Tales: Let It Snow