Day 6: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 4: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading 2018: Barnes and Noble

[Note: This is a repost of an old post with slight updates.] And so it begins… We enjoy our park playdates and mini-road trips and vacations and bike rides and Vacation Bible School during the summer months, but we’re also super chill and bookworm-ish (read: nerdy), so we enjoy all the different summer reading programs.... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

Oahu Trip 2018 Recap

Last year's trip had us in Washington, D.C. in April. We wanted to see the cherry blossoms but because of the weird weather, they came and went. We completely forgot it was around spring break time (because we break whenever). Yikes, it was crowded! Since it was quite a full trip, we slowed it down... Continue Reading →

BeLOVED Life Pillow

We just returned home from a trip. We have yet to be too adventurous but even if we stay at a comfy hotel, it is never the same as being home where all our stuff is, especially a nice comfy pillow. So far, we haven't been on too many road trips, but the girls have... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Programs 2018

It is always a fun bonus when there's a prize for reading books. I'll add to this list as the programs start and updates as we finish them! 🙂 TIP: Make sure to have a timer on hand to track those minutes! (We have the ones with the light on them but it looks like... Continue Reading →

Like Arrows

"I can't do this alone." This is probably something all parents have thought or said at one or multiple times in the parenting journey. There are no handbooks, and even if there are, every single kiddo is different and what worked for one doesn't always work for another. I love that this new movie coming... Continue Reading →

Planning for a Trip

I shared this Travel Planner Printables pack in the March Monthly Recap and we are itching to travel again. Homebodies that 2 out of the 4 of us are, we usually stay close to home most days of the year, BUT once in awhile, we love to explore our world, both near and far. We have... Continue Reading →

Resurrection Rolls for Easter

We usually modify recipes to our own likes, dietary tolerances, cooking skills 😉 , and budget. This is the ORIGINAL RECIPE I followed. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. I made some notes at the top portion, but the full list of ingredients and instructions is at the bottom.... Continue Reading →

Monthly Recap [March 2018]

Goodbye, March! How did a quarter of the year zoom by already? This month was mostly full of finishing. A new season is starting and we have a few things planned to look forward to, so the girls have worked hard to stay on track with their schoolwork. It can start to drag this time... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [March 2018]

Here's a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations Emily (age 8): This Adventure Bible book is full of activities that you can... Continue Reading →

A Mid-Month Update [March 2018]

Hello March! As we head into the end of the first quarter of the year, there is a renewed hope for the year ahead. There are no signs of spring but we rejoice in knowing that new things can spring up anytime. Anytime is a good time to start something new! - Joyce *Note: This... Continue Reading →

Q + A for Kids

The book is filled with questions and you get to answer them! There are different years it can be one person or two or more.  There are different pictures on the bottom too! Lots of different questions fill your mind so this is a great way to answer them daily and to know answers. Have fun! And be filled... Continue Reading →

The Star DVD

We received tickets to watch The Star in theaters this past November. (This was before all the sicknesses took over our lives.) The girls hadn't been to the theater since the Thanksgiving before when they watch their first movie, Moana, in the theater - IMAX! Norm and I viewed Same Kind of Different as Me... Continue Reading →

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