“When you hear the birds singing in the morning they are singing praises to their creator. They are singing praises to God!”.
We love camping! Anytime spent out doors is great. Add in unplugging and creating memeories with family and friends, and you’ve got yourself a fun weekend. Since having kids the things we need to
drag take with us has changed a bit. I’ve compiled my list of 10 must haves for camping with kids. Continue Reading
In my early years I remember knowing my dad was from Mexico but that was about it. We had never known the language or anything of our heritage. When I was 10 years old my family packed up and moved to Mexico for two plus years. At the time, it was hard being away from family and all we ever had known, but now, I can look back and see what a beautiful experience it was and how fortunate we were to be immersed in a different culture.
To experience the beauty of the culture and the language. To discover my heritage.
When we take the time to see the magic in the ordinary moments, we are given the gift of truly seeing our children for who they are.
We were on our way home from a big Christmas celebration. You know the kind. Cold, windy, and long lines but the kids love it, with trolley rides, horse drawn carriages, lighted parade, and fireworks. I mean come on, who wouldn’t love that?!
After a few stops and a quick supper, we decided it was getting late. We dropped into Target for a bathroom break and a few items. I could be in and out in 10 minutes. Did I mention I was heading in there with my 5-year-old? Continue Reading
So your ready to start Geocaching but you’re wondering where to start. I’ve got you covered! Here’s my list of 5 Things you need to know before you can head out and start caching. Don’t worry you’ll be outside in no time! Continue Reading
I leaned over and gave her a gentle hug, kiss, and told her to be good. My intentions to guide my young daughter were pure, but what I heard next forever changed how I send her off into the world.
Geocaching! I can’t believe this is my first post about caching! We LOVE to cache! So what is geocaching? Imagine technology meet scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt wherever you go. You pass by hidden treasures (called caches) everyday and never even know it! Here are my 5 reasons on why you need to start caching…
We LOVE Dr. Seuss in our house! We love the rhymes, the silliness, and the oddness of it all. We started collecting books when we first learned I was expecting with our Honey-girl. Now, at age 6 she shares my love for the tongue twisting fun that each story brings. Along with all the words that make a perfect amount of no sense at all.
Today, on March 2nd, the country celebrates the delightful stories Dr. Seuss has left us. What other way can you celebrate this great author than to read! And another great reason to bring you one of our favorite things… DR. SEUSS BOOKS!
Which is why today has been dubbed National Read Across America Day.
So I asked Honey Girl what her favorite Dr. Seuss book was and this is what she had to say…
I so longed for a way to ease into our day. My kids are up and ready to go the moment their eyes open. Me not so much. I was struggling to find a way to fit extra things into our day. Enter “Family Time”. It sounded wonderful and I loved how it can be done at any time of day, with any age of kids, and with the whole family. While I like the idea of Family Time, (Family time, morning time, circle time, you’ve probably heard it called by many different names) I really didn’t know how I was going to incorporate it into our day with a toddler. Or at all really. Despite my apprehensions we gave it a go and its been WONDERFUL! Whether you’re a home-school, private school, or public school family this is something you’ve got to try! Continue Reading
It’s amazing how time flies. I started my first blog 4 years ago. Throughout the years God has been faithful and brought our family through so much while drawing us closer to him. After one really hard season, I noticed that this verse always comes back to me. Always has a way of “showing up” in my life. So when I decided to share my thoughts and ramblings with you, I couldn’t think of any other name for my corner of the internet world… Counting Joys. Here’s why. Continue Reading