Fill A Backpack

The girls have been getting in on the ALIVE action. :p I've been helping a friend with her nonprofit this past month and while we've known of the needs of our community, it is eye-opening diving into even the behind-the-scenes work that is done. ALIVE loves and serves children who are experiencing foster care, homelessness,... Continue Reading →

Outer Space Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Faces + People Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Fruits + Veggies Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Boats + Fish Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Vehicles Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Dino Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Programs 2020

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 (perhaps give updates as we finish them!) 🙂 TIP: Make sure to have a timer on hand to track those minutes! (We used to have the timer bookmark lights we realized the... Continue Reading →

A Look Back at Summer

These "A Look Back" posts are probably more for us than it is for your enjoyment but hopefully they will spark a reflection spirit in us to review what has happened last month and reset ourselves for the next month. We'll try to share a little snippet of life in the previous months. I don't... Continue Reading →

Day 7: Asia Adventures [Hong Kong 2019]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Asia Adventures [Hong Kong 2019]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps... Continue Reading →

Post-Trip Tips

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. We may add to this list, but here are some super quick thoughts we had from our recent trip. Some items are more specific to an international trip to the city like Hong Kong and less specific to...say our time in the Australian... Continue Reading →

Pre-Trip Tips

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. We may add to this list, but here are some super quick thoughts we had from our recent trip. Some items are more specific to an international trip to the city like Hong Kong and less specific to...say our time in the Australian... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Trip 2019 Recap

Last year's trip had us in Oahu in early May. We realized after the trip that it was great timing. Kids were back in school from spring break but school was not out for summer break. It was a great relaxing trip. This year, however, we had quite the tiring trip to Hong Kong, not... Continue Reading →

A Look Back at Winter

These "A Look Back" posts are probably more for me than it is for your enjoyment but hopefully they will spark a reflection spirit in us to review what has happened last month and reset ourselves for the next month. I'll try to share a little snippet of life in the previous month. I don't... Continue Reading →

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