Family Travel, Homeschool

Christmas Carols Around the World

We've been studying how folks celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world this month with the Techie Homeschool Mom's online unit studies and are having a lot of fun with it.The online unit studies are very handy while we're traveling since there is very little in the way of extra supplies that you have to pack… Continue reading Christmas Carols Around the World

Family Travel

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

One of several bikes in this year's paradeWe decided to spend the weekend in Boulder City Nevada after finding out they would be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa's Electric Night Parade while we were visiting the area. I have to tell you, I love a parade. Whether it be a big one… Continue reading Santa’s Electric Night Parade

Family Travel

Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

How can it be the first of December already? It hardly seems as though we were decorating for Halloween and now we’re breaking out the Christmas trees.Along with the changing of a calendar page, this month signals the beginning of Blogmas, that challenge to bloggers around the world to post each day, during the busiest… Continue reading Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

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Nellie’s Christmas

I’m not sure about other homeschooling families, but in our house, once Halloween has passed and the weather turns colder, our minds turn to Christmas and the holiday season.Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving celebration is more of a harvest festival and happens in mid-October but the influence of our neighbors to the south is definitely… Continue reading Nellie’s Christmas

Disney, Family Travel

Discovering The Science Behind Pixar

We’ve had a crazy busy year with our youngest daughter’s wedding in January, the arrival of our second grandson in April and, finally, our girls moving into their new home. There is one thing about being busy, time seems to pass by quickly (well, except for the eight months it took for the house to… Continue reading Discovering The Science Behind Pixar

Disneyland, Family Travel

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

Dick Van Dyke with his wife Arlene and Mary Poppins at the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Café dedicationI've been looking through some of my old blog posts recently and came across this one from a couple of years ago that had managed to escape being published. Although it is old news, I thought I'd share.The… Continue reading A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

Family Travel, Throwback Thursday

A Sunday Drive, A National Park, and A New App

Big Horn Sheep enjoying a sunny morning in Radium *This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through them. *I originally posted this story last October on our way back from a visit to Kelowna, BC. There are 28 different Explora Guided Tours available on Google… Continue reading A Sunday Drive, A National Park, and A New App

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