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Jesus lover, homeschool mom of two boys. This is my journey. Thanks for joining me!
Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I am breaking up with my best friend. Even though we go way back, it’s time. I have been trying to break up with her for the past twenty years, but she keeps clawing her way back in. It may seem heartless to leave her behind. After all, I take her everywhere. She wraps around me like a second skin.  She won’t go without a fight. She keeps whispering in my ear. She shouts to my back. Are you sure?…

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First Day of School Picture Confession

First Day of School Picture Confession

 This post is a time for confessions.   Confession #1: I haven’t taken first day of school pictures for the past few years. Even though my Pinterest boards have quite a few cute suggestions, my best intentions have never materialized.   Confession #2: First day of school pictures stress me out. Having both of my boys with their hair combed, clean clothes on, ready for school and pictures = major stress.   Confession #3: Today, I am laying my mom…

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Fried Green Goodness

Fried Green Goodness

Located in the small town of Juliette, Georgia, the Whistle Stop Cafe is a hidden gem. Since I am a fan of the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, I was eager to visit the restaurant that served as the backdrop for much of the movie. However, the Whistle Stop Café did not begin its life as a restaurant. The building was built in 1927 and served the town as a general merchandise store for 45 years. When the town was chosen…

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Camp Meeting Retreat

Camp Meeting Retreat

 When my husband first mentioned “Family Camp,” I thought he must have been mistaken. To me, camp was a place where kids go and parents rest from kids. It was a definition of camp that I liked.   When my mother-in-law suggested our family attend camp meeting, I was unsure. I liked my old idea of camp. I wanted to be able to ship my kids off and enjoy some solo time at the pool. However my kids started begging…

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Summer Surprises

Summer Surprises

My children have been blessed to participate in many different activities and sports. However, this summer my boys had the opportunity to try an activity that I never thought they would attempt or even enjoy. I had heard about this activity from numerous venues. I had seen their booths and fliers. Yet, I knew that my boys, who hate roller coasters and heights, would never sink to the depths of this activity. It wasn’t until I watched the organization’s Vimeo…

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Evening Fun at Universal’s City Walk 

Evening Fun at Universal’s City Walk 

A visit from out of town guests provides a great opportunity to meet up at new locales. A few weeks ago we met some old friends at Universal’s City Walk. Unlike the theme parks, admission to City Walk is free, as is parking after 6 PM. However, we decided to beat the evening rush and pay the before 6 PM parking fee of $20.  We met our friends at NBC Sports Grill and Bar. With over 100 high definition screens,…

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Family Art Time

Family Art Time

Squirting bottles of paint onto a spinning piece of paper sounds like a total mess. However with Crayola’s Spin Art Maker, the mess is minimal and easily contained. When I first bought the Spin Art Maker, I expected a fun and messy art project. The project was definitely fun. My boys and I enjoyed squirting the paint onto the spinning disc of paper. We learned that it is helpful to have someone press the spinning button as someone else squirts…

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Life Requirement

Life Requirement

 During summers as a young teen, I unloaded books from a semi truck for no pay. It was a normal day for the daughter of a pastor. Growing up as a PK (pastor’s kid) involved sorting Christmas toys, delivering toys, and other activities that I usually grumbled about doing. For me, community service wasn’t a high school requirement, it was a life requirement. As a grouchy teen, I didn’t appreciate what my parents were doing. Now, my perspective has totally…

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Escape from the Heat 

Escape from the Heat 

With summer nearing the end and the outside temperature still set on sweltering, affordable inside activities can be hard to find. One of our favorite activities during the summer months is to take advantage of the air conditioning at the Florida Mall. From browsing the colorful and tasty merchandise at M&M’s World to sampling the products at the Beef Jerky Outlet, the Florida Mall provides an opportunity for all ages to have an enjoyable and cool outing. Stores and experiences…

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City

Located on the northern headland of Michigan’s lower peninsula lies the Village of Mackinaw City. We recently chose to stay in the city to access Mackinac Island and the local hotels, which are cheaper than the hotels on the island. However, we found that Mackinaw City has more to offer than affordable hotel rooms and Mackinac Island ferry access. On the first night in Mackinaw City, we dined at Darrow’s Family Restaurant, which has been in business for 60 years….

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