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First Time Visit to the Ohio Renaissance Festival #review

TweetBack in July I had received an offer to receive tickets for my family to go the Ohio Renaissance Festival in exchange for sharing about the event and our experiences for US Family Guide. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is only open September 5- October 25 on Saturdays and Sundays. We just got back yesterday from […]

Long Overdue Update

Tweet This is a very long overdue update. Last I wrote I was in a dark place with my Dad in the hospital, Mom needing a hysterectomy, and not sure what all was going to happen. He had Congestive Heart Failure from a lot of water retention (at least 6 lbs. came off during his […]

And Then It Was Done

TweetFriday was the end of our Cub Scouting life. We have been in since 1st grade as Tiger Scouts and Friday was our Blue and Gold banquet to celebrate the Webelos II completing scouting and for those crossing over to Boy Scouts. We chose to not cross over. The boy isn’t real big into camping, […]

24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Tweet Snowflake came to our house on December 1st last year, and started her activities the following day with one last one on Christmas. She used  toys around the house with some great results. Some days she gave the kids little gifts, or suggestions like making cookies. Our elf is about fun, and not so […]

Back to School is Kicking my Butt!

TweetI realized I haven’t written in I don’t know how long, so I thought while I sit here enjoying a Redd’s Apple Ale I would write a little update! So, my son started 5th grade (next year Middle school…Ack!) and my daughter started 1st grade. I am in my last months of being a Cub […]

Birthday Weekend

Tweet So this weekend my son turns 11…holy hell..11 years old!! Time is moving so fast I really hate it sometimes. So often it seems we wish our days away. We want Monday or over, or can’t wait until the weekend, Christmas, vacation, etc. Just got to remember to slow down and enjoy these years. […]

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Tweet We had a Cub Scout trip to Squire Boone Caverns (Corydon, IN) for our Webelos II to earn their Geology and Forestry activity pins. This is a very long day! The place is around 2 hours away plus in a time zone an hour ahead of us. The first class started at 10 am […]

Visiting Grant’s Farm with The Family

TweetI am joining Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week, and sharing about my favorite photo I took in June, which happened to be when we took our family vacation. This past month we went to St. Louis for our vacation. We decided instead of city hopping we would stay in one city and do fun […]

Adding to our Furry Family through Pet Adoption

TweetA few days before Christmas our 16 year old cat, Gabby’s health deterioted to the point that we had to make the heart breaking decision to have him put to sleep.  After consulting the vet it was the only choice as he was doing so poorly, losing weight (even been fed 6 times a day), and […]

Monster Jam Evansville, IN 2014 #review

Tweet  *Tickets were provided to me to attend the event and then to share my honest opinions about it at US Family Guide We went to our first Monster Jam (thank you to US Family Guide for the tickets) in Evansville, IN at the Ford Center last night (January 10, 2014). Our arena is not […]