• Adventures

    Road Trip Tallies and Stats

    We are back from our anniversary road trip. We had a lovely low-key time. Four days just wasn’t long enough. We traveled southwest from here (Denver) through the mountains down into Arizona. We visited the Grand Canyon and then came home a different route through the mountains. It’s what you call “taking the scenic route”… and it was definitely scenic. I…

  • Adventures

    Come, Follow Along

    Every year we like to do something special to celebrate our anniversary. Whenever possible, we try to go away for at least the weekend. That doesn’t always work out, due to time constraints or finances. One year, when our children were small, our anniversary celebration consisted of going to McDonald’s. The kids played on the playground while we ate and…

  • Adventures

    Weird Food

    Lately I’ve been going a little snap-happy with my camera phone in some of the grocery stores around here. I just keep seeing all kinds of interesting things that I never even knew was a food. Plus… the pumpkin obsession continues. The food and beverage marketers really took off with that this year. That got me thinking about some of the…

  • Lifestyle

    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Today’s post is an updated re-run that I originally posted in March 2007.  Apparently I originally picked it up at Kimberly’s Cup. It’s similar to the ABCs of Me post I did a few weeks ago but with a somewhat literary spin. Just a few of my favorite things: A: Authors L.M. Montgomery Laura Ingalls Wilder Frank Peretti Francine Rivers…

  • Adventures

    Travel Quiz

    Today I’m sharing a little travel quiz I picked up from Girl on the Move. Feel free to keep it going! Be sure to let me know if you do because I’d like to read your answers. What is your favorite seat on the airplane? First of all, I should say that I really don’t enjoy flying. I’m not afraid to…

  • Adventures

    Traveling with Kids

    Learning is a lifestyle in our family... and the learning doesn't stop even on vacation. Some of our best memories as a family involve cross-country road trips. It surprises me a little when I see people wince or shudder at the idea of traveling with their children. I've always looked forward to it.

  • Homeschooling

    Summer Learning

    As I’ve mentioned before, we cultivated a lifestyle of learning in our family. We were always eager to take a break from formal schooling for the summer, but the learning never stopped. Summer days were definitely more relaxed and the kids had plenty of free time for playing outside and pursuing their individual interests. I think that’s very important. I’ve…

  • Adventures

    African Safari

    So I went to Africa for the weekend… um, I mean Sandusky, Ohio. It just seemed like Africa. Or at least a touristy facsimile of Africa.  The Teach Them Diligently conference was held at the Kalahari Resort, which has an African theme. It also features an indoor-outdoor water park. It is near Cedarpoint theme park, so I guess families in…

  • Adventures

    Headed to Ohio

    I’m flying this morning from Denver to Cleveland. I’ll be hosting the Sonlight booth at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Sandusky, Ohio this weekend, May 28-30. Hours are: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday Not much down time, as usual for these trips, but…

  • Adventures

    Florida Bites

    We ended up not having time to drive over to the beach while I was in Florida. Nor did we go to Disney World. As we were riding the airport shuttle today, on our way out, a recorded announcement said, “Chances are, you didn’t see and do everything there is to do while you were here…” My co-worker and I…