Family Travel, Homeschool

A Fall Visit to the Okanagan Valley

One of the several orchards in KelownaOne of our favorite reasons for homeschooling is the ability to pick up our work and head out on the road at any opportunity. These can be for many different reasons but this week it was to travel with our eldest daughter to the Okanagan Valley for a conference… Continue reading A Fall Visit to the Okanagan Valley

Family Travel

Running into a Hurricane on Your Vacation

I originally posted this on September 13 last year and thought it was perfect to share on Throwback Thursday as Hurricane Florence begins to rake the coast of North Carolina. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Florence. As I sit watching the minute to minute reporting of Hurricane Irma,… Continue reading Running into a Hurricane on Your Vacation

Family Travel

Ten Ways to Stretch Your Family’s Vacation Dollars (Disney or otherwise)

EJ with Oswald at DCA (Love having photopass on my AP)When I arrived to pick up our eldest daughter after work the other day she was busily chatting with a group of her coworkers, hands waving, she was obviously describing something or giving directions. As it turns out, she was doing a little of each.… Continue reading Ten Ways to Stretch Your Family’s Vacation Dollars (Disney or otherwise)

Family Travel

No Greater Love – Canada’s Largest Christian Music Festival

I think by now most people in the Calgary area have heard the news that country music legend Reba McEntire will be headlining the No Greater Love Musicfest this year. This is exciting news for Christian and country music fans alike.This year's family friendly festival will run from August 12 - 14 at Stoney Nakoda… Continue reading No Greater Love – Canada’s Largest Christian Music Festival

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A Fun Morning at the Calgary Stampede Parade

The chill morning air was welcome as we left our place in the country after the early July heat of the week. Not far down the road, we ran into our first traffic, a half dozen of our neighbor's calves had decided "the grass was greener on the other side" and escaped from their mothers,… Continue reading A Fun Morning at the Calgary Stampede Parade

Disneyland, Family Travel

2017 Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Young Kids (and still having a great time!) – Review

*This post contains affiliate links but the views and opinions are my own.The first thing you'll notice about the 2017 Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Young Kids is how well it’s laid out. Perfect for the first time Disneyland visitor but also handy as a reference and checklist for those of us who… Continue reading 2017 Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Young Kids (and still having a great time!) – Review

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You’re from Calgary? Your Stampede is Starting Soon Right?

On our recent visit to the Los Angeles area, our family was often asked where we were from. Hearing our answer of Calgary, many responded with a question about our world famous Calgary Stampede. Some were curious, some had been, and some are planning to visit us this year in conjunction with Canada's 150th birthday!After… Continue reading You’re from Calgary? Your Stampede is Starting Soon Right?

Family Travel, Homeschool

Rocky Mountains and Cattle Ranches

Throwback Thursday - I wrote this post last April on almost the exact same day but this year there is still a pile of snow on the ground and few signs of spring but we did our studies outdoors today nonetheless. When days become longer and temperatures rise it’s tough to keep kids inside and… Continue reading Rocky Mountains and Cattle Ranches

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Amazing Wildlife, Spectacular Viewscapes and an NHL Hockey Legend

There are not many things in the world that small boys like as much as camping, discovering new places and (for northern kids at least) hockey so I was excited to learn that Grasslands National Park and the Village of Val Marie will be hosting the Grasslander Classic from July 28 - 30, 2017 to… Continue reading Amazing Wildlife, Spectacular Viewscapes and an NHL Hockey Legend