Valentine’s Day lessons

Kandi Uncategorized 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day.  A day usually filled with hearts, flowers, chocolate, wine and love.  We did all that (well except for the wine.  I’m still nursing).  My preschool kids filled their cute little friends baskets at school with Spiderman tattoos and brought back a bunch more crud V-day love.  My top 3 oldest went to a gymnastics night party where they played, …

JOY Jars

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Recently we celebrated Miss Ariel’s 6th birthday…. again.  Living in 2 different states means that having a summer birthday can really dampen your festivities.  The last 2 years we have kept it simple.  One year we took Ariel to the Mall of America where we enjoyed the indoor theme park rides and went to see her first movie (Monsters University). …

London Family Fog

Kandi California, family 0 Comments

Turkey.  Stuffing.  Sides.  Pie.  Laughter.  Joy. These are the things I look forward to during the lovely Thanksgiving holiday.  Most of these things were served up and went down my gullet just fine.  Although, this year we departed from tradition and celebrated way too early.  In fact, we ate our fancy feast the weekend after Halloween.  We decided that it …

Fried eggs

Kandi California 0 Comments

Crack.  Splat.  Sizzle. Fried eggs. THAT is what my brain is like these days.  My husband is in a very busy season.  He is working 7 days a week all day and into the late night.  He is surviving on coffee and sheer determination (me too).  I admire him. Needless to say, when he is busy, I am busy.  Very …

Sometimes my grass is greener

Kandi homeschooling, lessons learned, life 0 Comments

Ever since we have begun even the thought of homeschooling, my first reaction was “Oh no.  They will miss out on         ” (fill in with many many different things).  I realize that comparing myself or my family to others is at its worst downright sinful and at its best a joy thief. But sometimes….. sometimes you get …