Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Water Ballon Battle!

Water balloon standoff ~ then the battle was on!

Seems Like Old Times.

When I asked these two what they wanted to do, they both said hang out at home. Between the trampoline, popsicles, hiking to the creek and making paper airplanes on the back porch ~ it sure seems like old times.

Custom Tags For Goochland Chamber Of Commerce

It was a privilege to design custom tags for the Goochland Chamber of Commerce. Two of my favorite things ~ supporters of local businesses and chevron!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Do Small Things With Great Love

Poplar tulips and wild daisies from Griffin ~ the kindest person I know.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

Deliciousness ~ Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad!

🔽4 cucumbers - peel/chop 🔽1 small onion - peel/chop 🔽sm box cherry tomatoes - sliced 🔽1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 🔽1/2 teaspoon black pepper 🔽1 teaspoon salt 🔽2 tablespoons sugar 🔽1 cup water 🔽1/4 cup olive oil

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Glow Stick Armor

Griffin's glow stick armor ~ that tiny little dot over his head to the right is Mars.

Camp Gill - Day 2 End Of Day

Sun going down on Camp Gill with badminton, target practice , a delicious dinner and the rooster bedding down in the magnolia for the night.

Honey Suckle & Strawberries

Relishing the sweetness of fresh strawberries and the fragrance of wild honeysuckle.

Camp Gill - Day 2

Great way to start the morning ~ badminton, puppy smiles and breakfast crunch wraps.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Mars is currently visible with the human eye. That tiny little light is Mars!

Camp Gill - Day 1

The sun is setting on the first day of Camp Gill.

Baked Goodies For Camping

It felt good having the time to do a little baking for Camp Gill ~ Cupcakes, Chocolate/Pecan/M&M Cookie Bars and Lemon & White Chocolate Cookie Bars.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

STEM Class - Microbial Fuel Cell Project

Today was the last day of STEM class - this session the students engineered a microbial fuel cell. The project allowed the students to design a vessel and generate electricity using water and the bacteria in mud. They even took a field trip down to the river to collect the mud. This is the first time Griffin has participated in a 4-H program. He enjoyed it immensely!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5th Grade Graduation!

Our version of 5th grade graduation. Griffin requested Sonic for lunch and a stop by the bookstore. I'm happy Mike was available to spend the afternoon with us!

Griffin - Last Day Of 5th Grade!

Today our young man will be finishing up his last day of elementary school. We are very proud of Griffin's academic achievement and growth this year. I am overwhelmed with memories of these past eight years. It feels like just a few days ago he was that shy three-year-old starting preschool. Mike and I are very thankful the Lord led us to homeschool Griffin the past two years. It has been an amazing experience and we look forward to continuing his homeschool education in middle school! We can hardly wait to see where that path leads us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Homeschool Field Trip ~ Henricus Historical Park

Today we visited Henricus Historical Park - the second successful settlement in the new world. It was a day rich in history, nature and friendship! We experienced an indepth tour from the historical interpreters and discovered many facets of nature as we were allowed to explore the park on our own.