Our Summer Reading Project

July 2nd is our local library’s official kickoff for their summer reading challenge. This year, our family is going to participate. In fact, the kids are so super excited that we’ve started already! With my swim bag continually packed, our…
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God Keep Our Land

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.…
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Another Visit to Sioux Lookout

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is the freedom to pack up and hit the beach, the park or go on a 22+ hour road trip with your parents! We were chit-chatting one day about a visit to Sioux…
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The First Beach Day of 2014

Daddy had to work late so after “noon nap” we packed up a few simple sandwiches and hit the road…you know for all of 12 minute…and piled out at the beach. It was nice and warm, but overcast so the…
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DIY Felted Dryer Balls

I hang much of our clothing and dry others on our indoor drying rack. At our previous home we had built a clothes line but I haven’t done that here; we’ve talked about putting up a clothesline drying tree here…
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When They Don’t Like You

My sweet girl. Like her mother, there are so many things she struggles with. One such morning, we’d had an issue, my sweet girl and I. As a result, she was missing a morning of fun and instead was attending…
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fresh out of the bath

  This little boy is growing up so fast. We’re nearing the end of his 5th year. I always dread the 6th birthday…something magic seems to happen and whoosh the little seems so much bigger, independent, grown up. Praise God…
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Dinner on a Cutting Board

  par-boiled potatoes, pan fried on one side to crisp them up sour cream steamed broccoli, a squeeze of lemon pork loin seasoned with homemade herb and garlic salt, pan seared with butter and olive oil and finished in the…
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