Category: Outings

Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Total Eclipse of the Sun t-shirt

Monday. August 21, 2017, was a big day in history, as you probably well know — there was a total solar eclipse! We decided it would be worth it to drive up to Franklin, North Carolina, to be in the…

Rock Wall Climbing!

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Since I am (I’m very sorry to say) one of the most un-cool people around, it is kind of neat that the kids and I have started doing something that seems pretty darn cool. We joined a rock wall climbing…

Our Annual Strawberry Picking Trip

When I first started this site, it was originally on Blogger and called “Strawberries, Seinfeld, and Swimming” because my first post was about going strawberry picking, I had recently watched some Seinfeld reruns, and we were getting ready to meet…

Our Trip to Chattanooga

Inside Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

We don’t normally — ever — take trips during spring break. (It probably has something to do with being homeschoolers.) But this year, I was really annoyed that everybody and their uncle seemed to be going somewhere fun but us.…

Snow Tubing at “Snow Mountain”

Girls Group Snowtubing Snow Mountain GA

Some friends of ours invited us to go snow tubing with them this past weekend at an attraction called “Snow Mountain.” We had never been before.   While I had a great time, I couldn’t help but be amused by…

Video — Our Trip to the GA Aquarium

Fish in the Great Barrier Reef at the GA Aquarium

Early one morning a few weeks ago, Benjamin asked Robert if he could go with him to his office for the day. The answer was “sure,” and the two of them were off. Rebecca and I figured that if they…

Shopping at Trader Joe’s Using the 3/20 Rule

Shopping at Trader Joe's Using the 320 Rule

  I’ve been listening to the I’m Too Busy for Nutrition podcast. which say the only carbs you should eat are ones that have a ratio of 3g fiber/20 g carbohydrates — and gave some compelling reasons why. So I…

Outdoor Wedding!

Playing piano at outdoor wedding

Every now and then my life gets a little more exciting than just cooking dinner, reading books, or going to Chick-Fil-A — and that’s when I play the piano at a wedding or party. Yesterday I played for an outdoor…

Our Visit to Tom and Chee

Our Visit to Tom and Chee

We’re big Shark Tank fans around here, and I’m probably the biggest fan in the house. I could write an entire post about why I like Shark Tank (and maybe will), but one of the reasons is that we learn…

Stopping by the park

Every kid gets a little shafted in their own way, and one of the plights of the youngest child (at least around here) is that he doesn’t get to go to the park nearly as much as his older sisters…