The Winter War (The Prince Warriors)

A secret crest appeared. They are transported to a different world. There are a chosen few who know. They must be ready. Once they arrive, they receive gifts to complete a mysterious mission. The Winter War is book 4 in a series called The Prince Warriors. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy... Continue Reading →

Community Preparedness Fair

Did you know that in California, in the United States, and all over the world, there are chances of wildfires, earthquakes, and many more terrifying (natural) disasters? Are you prepared? We went to the Community Preparedness Fair to learn more about how we can be prepared. How can you be prepared? This free preparedness fair... Continue Reading →

Journey to Jericho

Another adventure abounds as Mary and Peter and their dog Hank find themselves in Jericho! "With limited time to solve the secret of the scroll, Peter and Mary join Israelite spies on a reconnaissance mission to Jericho; sneak Rahab to safety; and ultimately face the scheming man in black as the walls of the city... Continue Reading →

God’s Girl Says Yes

I have an audition coming up next month. And I am super nervous about it. I don't know about you, but have you ever felt nervous for auditions too? I think I feel nervous for auditions because I don't know what the outcome will be. So I was thinking. I was worrying so much about... 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Great Escape

Plagues swept the city. People cried out, "Why is this happening to us?" But in the Israelite part of the city, the people were safe. There were no plagues. And a man sat on his throne, refusing to let the Israelite people go, refusing to let them go from their hard work and slavery. They... 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 →

My Shifting Dreams

Note from Melody's Mom: This was from a paper and presentation Melody wrote for her class right before her 11th birthday. There was a short paragraph about immigrants coming to America with hopes and dreams. The assignment was a prompt about hopes and dreams. Usually, there are only two drafts and a final paper, but... Continue Reading →

Monthly Recap [February 2018]

Goodbye, February! Well, that ended quickly. ICYMI (I certainly did! :p ), here's what happened the first half of February: A Mid-Month Update. We're not sure what we think about thinking...the more we do it, the more there is of it to do. That's where we are right now. *Note: This post may contain affiliate... Continue Reading →

You Are Special

I heard this story for the first time this morning. Apparently, the girls have already had this read to them before. :p It's a very, very sweet story illustrating how we truly are special and it does need to depend on the things we do/accomplish or don't do/accomplish. God created us. We are His masterpiece.... Continue Reading →

Monthly Recap [January 2018]

Goodbye, January! January seemed to be one of those months that went by quickly but was at the same time also really loooong. ICYMI, here's what happened the first half of January: A Mid-Month Update. Also, the above pic? Norm's desk at his new job. You can ask us about it when you see us. :)... Continue Reading →


Each of us went to the Exploratorium last year on a date with Norm/Daddy.  Here's the story of our mini-adventure in San Francisco! Captions by: Melody, Emily, Joyce  Photos by: Dad Norm + Mom Joyce More info here –>   Emily's Visit I liked the first part of my visit. I liked the spinny... Continue Reading →

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