Treasure Quest

Have you ever watched Treasure Quest???  It’s one of those amazing shows that my boys watch on the Discovery Channel waiting through those long commercial breaks to see what they uncovered on the bottom of the sea.  You should check it out. Jacob has been on a non-stop search for treasure around our yard, the park, the baseball park and even all … [Read more...]

Camping with Young Kids – Travel Tales

Who's schooling who here? We had no idea how educational and fun homeschooling would be! I could write a thousand posts about ways that Kim and I have been made better as a direct result of homeschooling our boys. We love it and I really can't say a single negative word about it. One of the reasons we started home schooling is because we … [Read more...]

I Wish I Learned History Like This!

Did you know that we are one of "Those Homeschooling Families?" Yes, that's us! When we first started homeschooling I bought exactly the books my oldest son would have been using in school that year. I didn't want him to miss a thing. Well, that was an easy way to stress us both out! We had a stack of textbooks, workbooks, teacher manuals, and … [Read more...]

AJ’s New Blog – Play4theWorld.com

Hey Everyone! Our big fella, AJ, has a new blog! He's excited about it and we're excited for him! Take a look! I think he might have a future in writing iPod app reviews..especially if they have to do with guitars! http://www.play4theworld.com … [Read more...]

Hooked on Books?

Are you hooked on books? I know our family is! With all the reading we do, books can pile up fast and start to take over the house!  This is where Hooked on Books comes to the rescue!  We take in all the books we've finished reading and they give us credit for more books!  It's a win/win situation if I ever saw one!         The store … [Read more...]

The Wonder of Music – Daily Thanks

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress. - William Shakespeare Thank you Lord for music!  We love music in its many forms.  We especially love the music that comes from our two boys.  Both play the piano well and both are learning … [Read more...]

Blessing Tree

I'd be hard pressed to come up with a family tradition I love more than what we did tonight.  I'm not saying there isn't one, but right now I can't think of it.   Tonight, we did the Christmas Tree.  A Christmas Tree is a pretty special thing no matter how you cut it (hah!), but thanks to the foresight of my amazing bride, our tree has really … [Read more...]