Month: May 2013

Posted in geocaching Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activities for Kids… Geocaching

Geocaching is such a fun and rewarding “techie game” that kids can totally get into. Our family has been geocaching for 3 years now. When we travel, we always try and look up a cache or two on the way as well, just for the fun of it. Here’s the breakdown of what geocaching is and how to start it….

Posted in Gardening Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activities for Kids… Gardening

I have several friends who are always asking me, “Kris, what do you do with your kids in the summer time. You have so many, how do you keep them entertained?? ” First off, if the Sun is out… then the TV is OFF!This is something that I implemented years ago. I don’ t want my children to turn into…

Posted in Just Being Family

Let’s have a celebration!

If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly! I always say that…so we knew that we needed to have a party for the whole family to celebrate our adoption.    We invited many of our family and friends… The highlight (besides the jumpy castle – THANK YOU CHINO RENTALS!!!) was the trail mix bar – letting kids (old and young) create…

Posted in Just Being Family


It has been a journey for us… a long and grateful journey that is coming to an end and allowing us to be the official parents of 2 more AMAZING little boys. This is the reason that the blog has been neglected… I had a hard time sharing about our family and not being able to share 100%. Trystan and…

Posted in In my kitchen

Home-made Biscuits!!! Yes, Please.

Home-made Biscuits!!! Yes, Please. Ingredients 4 cups All Purpose Flour 2 Tbs baking powder 2 Tsp salt 2 Tbs granulated sugar 2/3 cup of shortening 2 cup of milk or buttermilk   Directions Preheat your oven to 425 degrees In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening. until what’s in the bowl resembles coarse…