Shakespeare in the Park

One of my favorite things about living in a college town is all the free events that I get to incorporate into our homeschooling. The theater program's Shakespeare in the Park is one that we recently discovered. This year's production was Romeo and Juliet. With Michael going into the 9th grade, we just had to…

Share Talents

I honestly don't talk about Lina a lot on here. She takes up so much of my time, focus, and money every day. I don't see how I avoid talking about her on this blog. Well, we found ourselves needing updated headshots for her. Like, professional looking headshots. Unfortunately, Michael's photography skills aren't there and…

Country Chicken and Biscuits

When I crochet, I don't like to use patterns. I like having the freedom of finding a way to make the yarn do what I want. A lot of times, with cooking I am the same way. I know what I want to accomplish and what ingredients I want to use. I don't need no…

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Today I used the last pack of bacon that I bought with that gift card. My soul hurt opening it. Bacon is pretty expensive and I don't keep the freezer stocked with it. But I made sure to get the most out of this last pack. It all started with a late brunch. I'm not…

Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day everyone! We don't have a whole lot planned for it. Hubby prefers to keep his special days low key and inexpensive. I did use Michael's camera and made a photo collage for hubby's work desk. He hasn't had a photo of the kids since Lina was 3.¬†$5 for a photo collage to…

Splurge A Little

I bought myself a dozen roses this week. Absolutely gorgeous orange/apricot/yellow/pink petals, a sweet scent, and they were on discount. Oh yeah. $2 for the whole dozen. Being laid off, I typically avoid unnecessary spending. Michael is still trying to bounce back after losing Poppy. Lina is still trying to shake off the heartbreak of…

Library Day and a Book Hunt

Everyone has a happy place. Mine is home improvement stores. <gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it> Auggie's is the library. When we ask him if he wants to go bye-bye, he yells "Yes! Audric go to library!" Asked him what he wants to be when he grows up... "A library." His sister…

Waterfalling

This weekend hubby had an unexpected day off. The generators at his work had to be replaced. In order to do that, the electricity had to be turned off. He works in a call center... work wasn't going to happen. So we decided to go waterfalling with the kids. I do not view waterfalling to…

Take Them Hiking

Despite being overweight, one of our favorite activities has always been hiking and that is an enjoyment that we have been able to share with our oldest children. It is not easy to go hiking with a baby, so it had been a few years since we had indulged ourselves in this free family activity.¬†Three-year-olds,…