Our Top 10 Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

Our Top 10 Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

After having a few weeks of warm weather, we woke up this morning to some very unexpected COLD, GLOOMY weather. Ever since then, I have been feeling kind of down, and unable to shake these WINTER BLUES. Up until today, I had high hopes that this cold weather was behind us, and have been excitedly looking forward to Spring. But today really knocked the wind right out of my sails. 

It comes as no surprise that most people feel down or depressed during the winter months, and it is actually a very common problem that affects a large number of people. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you think about it, most people are stuck indoors during the winter months trying to stay hidden from the wintery, gloomy, overcast weather outdoors. And we all know that when we are trapped indoors for long periods of time, we aren’t able to get much needed fresh air, sunlight, and social interaction. All of which are essential to a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Well, if you are like us….trying to fight the winter blues, we have a few solutions to help brighten your moon, and get you back on track! Here are some of our top tips for a better, and maybe even enjoyable winter for you and your entire family!Continue reading

Star Wars Here We Come!

Star Wars Here We Come!

Happy Friday, Friends! Are y’all as EXCITED about CHRISTMAS BREAK as we are!?!? Our kiddos worked EXTRA HARD this week, and completed all of their schoolwork and tests yesterday. So we had NO SCHOOL TODAY! YAY!!! And Patrick was THRILLED because the day that he has been counting down for all year was finally HERE!

No, I am not talking about Christmas. I am talking about the new Star Wars movie…

counting down to star wars

To CELEBRATE their achievement on finishing up the semester strong, our sweet little elves, Holly and Jolly, brought them an unexpected SURPRISE this morning! They had movie ticket to go see the NEW Star Wars movie (The Force Awakens), NEW Star Wars shirts laid out, and a stack of all of their favorite candy. The kids could hardly contain their EXCITEMENT when they saw all of their GOODIES that the elves brought for them!Continue reading

Veggie Tales Christmas Greeting!

Veggie Tales Christmas Greeting!

For all of our Veggie Tales fans out there…. let your kiddos call this TOLL FREE number to hear a Merry Christmas message from Bob and Larry!

We called their Thanksgiving greeting number last month, and our kids LOVED it!

So, call your favorite Veggies today at 1-844-283-4443.

Current Status: Girl’s Coffee Time!

Current Status: Girl’s Coffee Time!

Current Status: Girl’s Coffee Time! 

*FOREWARNING: There is A LOT of GIRLY-GIRLNESS (Yes, I just made up that word..SORRY NOT SORRY.) going on in this picture. Sometimes girls just need to kick back with a UNICORN, RAINBOW, or HEART mug, filled to the top with coffee and SUGAR COOKIE creamer, and snack on GINGERBREAD cookies. *Continue reading

Who Can Guess What We Are Making?

Who Can Guess What We Are Making?

Hi friends! Who can GUESS what we’re making tonight!?!? 😉

HINT, HINT… It’s going on our Thanksgiving ham!

Check back with us to find out!

UPDATE: Click HERE to see what we made!

AKA… Homeschooling With Our Kids

AKA… Homeschooling With Our Kids

A.K.A. … homeschooling with our kiddos! LOL!
 
This has been a CRAZY WEEK for us as EXCITEMENT over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday has filled every square inch of our home. Our children’s bundled up JOY seems to be taking over. (It is honestly the only thing that any of us are thinking about.) This will be our first lengthy vacation break of the school year, and we just can’t seem to get to Friday evening FAST ENOUGH!
Pictures With Santa 2015

Pictures With Santa 2015

Hi Friends! We Hope y’all are having a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! We took a little time out of our schedule yesterday to go visit Santa at our local Bass Pro Shop. We HAD to go there to see Santa because y’all KNOW that the one at Bass Pro is the REAL SANTA! Our kids will be the first to tell you that he is the ONLY real one. All of the rest of the Santas everywhere else simply fill in for Santa because he is so busy at Bass Pro! HAHA! 😉

It was a very LAST MINUTE trip since we had only found out the night before that it was the GRAND OPENING for Santa’s Wonderland. So, we worked on as many orders as we could Saturday morning, and then quickly took a break for the rest of the evening to get ready and get over to Bass Pro early before the crowds flocked in. We go to Bass Pro every single year to take pictures with Santa, but this was our very first time going on grand opening night. Because of this, we were sure that there was going to be a HUGE crowd. But let us just tell y’all, it was SO WORTH IT!Continue reading

Thankful Pumpkin

Thankful Pumpkin

Want to start a new FAMILY TRADITION that will teach your kids about THANKFULLNESS? Every night for the month of November, gather as a family and add a few items to your Thankful Pumpkin!

I have never thought of doing something like this before, but I really like this idea. We may just have to try it with our family this year.

Thanks for the great idea, Secret Keeper Girl, for the AWESOME idea! 🙂

Pumpkin Carving… Chelette Style!

Pumpkin Carving… Chelette Style!

Here’s a little THROWBACK from our pumpkin carving from last year… Chelette Style! HAHA!

It was messy, but we had a lot of fun. 😉 Plus, Patrick will find just about ANY reason to use a power tool.