Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Family Reunion in Vegas 2018

We got back Friday from our 7 day trip to Las Vegas! We drove to Boise the first day, hung out with friends in Boise the second day, drove to Vegas the third day, enjoyed family and explored the 4th and 5th day, and drove like heck the 6th and 7th days! I learned something on this trip. Driving 1200 miles in two days with young kids is not super fun. Google says the drive is 9.5 hours each day, but with kids it ends up being more like 12 hours each day with all the stopping for pee time and play time. They were actually really good little road trippers, but 4 days of 12 hours each in the car had me going INSANE! 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Snow Days, Snuggles, School, & Progress

February was a busy month for us (at least that's how it felt). Ryan went snowmobiling in Canada and explored this cool ice cave. I've been sick a lot of this month, so being home with the boys while Ryan was gone for 4 days was rough, but we survived. He got some great pictures! He's a lot better about that than I am lately. But there are a lot of them so I'll just share a couple of my favorites.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Enjoying Childhood

I love this picture. Kender made his own little "relaxing spot" up on his windowsill. You can't really tell from the picture, but this window is pretty high up there. It's taller than me, and I'm 5'8". So Kender climbs his way up there with his pillows and that's his little spot. When I was a kid, my favorite spot was in the tree in my front yard. I remember climbing up and laying in the hammock-shaped branches. Back then, that was my happy place. Now, my happy place is my family. Moments like this are the ones that make me truly happy.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Framing our House and 7 Gratefuls

In the Spirit of Sunday, I wanted to list off a few things that I've been grateful for lately. And number one on that list is...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Homeschool Follow Up

This is my first (and possibly last) Friday Homeschool Follow Up. 

This week was not as structured as I intended (see more on that in Our Typical Day Homeschooling). This was a much more chaotic and relaxed week in terms of routine. At first I was really frustrated that the week wasn't going perfectly like I wanted it to, but then I realized that I was missing the whole point.