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Flying Kites: When learning happens

When I was a child, I loved flying kites.  I can remember evenings when my parents would meet up with fellow homeschooling friends and mentors (there weren’t many of us back in the 1980s) to walk and talk at a local park.  Many times I would bring my kite and...

Beauty in the Desert

Today we took a field trip to the Desert Botanical Garden.  For years I had seen the sign for this place and honestly wondered if a desert garden could in fact be fantastic.  After walking through gardens in Texas and the East Coast, I wasn’t sure what to expect...

Back in the saddle again.

Well, I am back to blogging.  I think…haha.For the past six months, I have been taking a bit of a break.  As much as I enjoy blogging about the joys and challenges of large family living, my attention was needed in other areas for a season.  During the six...

The news: Boy or Girl?

Well, today we had our ultrasound which revealed the gender of our new baby.  I really wanted to do something creative for the kids to learn the news after the ultrasound.  So, I decided to bake two cakes, one pink and one blue.  I iced them both with white icing and...