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Nature Made Musical Instruments

I feel like I’ve made a breakthrough with our Go Outside challenge. For a while there it felt like things weren’t as exciting, like the whole project had lost it’s wonder. But last week I found a few websites that are amazing resources. (I’ll share some of them soon!) One website in particular that caught…

Day180

365 Days Outside > 179-180

Day 176 Watering the garden today quickly turned into a splash party. Both kids ended up getting soaked, and our watermelons got a good amount of water as well. We even harvested something! A single zucchini. Day 177 Juniper made up a game called “Pingbang” today. Basically, you throw the ball into the bucket. Simple.…

Journals

I am a huge advocate for journal writing, or just memory keeping in general. Whether it be a journal, scrapbook, photo album, blog or shoe box full of random papers. Memories are so so important to me. Journals in particular have a special place in my heart, and I feel every single person should keep…

Rain Please? (and a work in progress)

It needs to rain. Seriously. For a week straight, maybe even two. Heck I wouldn’t complain if it rained for a whole month. All of our grass is fried from the constant 100°+ weather, and our yard is starting to look like a desert. (The giant cracks are actually kind of intriguing, they are really deep.)…

Juniper’s Surprise

Shaun and I decided to redecorate Juniper’s room while she was spending the night at her Oma’s house. We thought it would be a fun surprise for her. So when I got home from  work on Friday, we went to the store and bought all of the paint and supplies we’d need and as soon…

Day170

365 Days Outside > 170-175

Day 170 I kicked Shaun out out of bed bright and early and made him drive across town to buy a bike trailer at a yard sale. It was only $10!  I didn’t want someone else to get it first! We took our first family bike trip later that afternoon and both kids had a…

Some Changes

Just in case any one is paying attention. I am in the middle of switching web hosts, so there might be some weirdness around here for a couple of days. It could be a week before everything gets squared away. I’m still waiting on my domain name to transfer over. I could use a little…

Me Myself & I

My friend Kristen is co-hosting a link up party today called “Me Myself & I”, and I thought it would be fun to join in. You just answer the 5 questions and link up! Easy enough. Here are my answers. What is your biggest phobia? My biggest fear is sort of embarrassing, because its something…

365 Days Outside > 165-169

With Juniper’s foot injury earlier this week, we have been taking things easy around here. She is doing a lot better, but she’s definitely ready for her foot to stop hurting. Yesterday when I got home from work, she was dancing and twirling around in circles without much of a limp. It won’t be long…

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Little Clare

I wasn’t planning on posting this drawing until Monday, because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. But I’m fairly certain her mama doesn’t read this blog, at least not that I know of! I will be giving this drawing to her at church on Sunday. Often times I see a photograph that is just…