We are enjoying stunning Spring weather in Massachusetts this week! I was afraid this old willow tree wouldn’t spring back after losing yet another large branch in our Snowtober storm. But leaves are budding, so we get to enjoy it another year, scars and all! I am always amazed at nature's resilience. Every summer our grass turns brown (no sprinklers plus water restrictions), … [Read more...] about Celebrating Spring!!!
To my dear Google Friend Connect readers: I'm so glad you've followed me, many of you for years now! Google decided to pull the plug on GFC, though, so I'm hoping you'll keep reading, either by visiting (always welcome!), reading through a reader (just click on the orange button with three quarter circle lines to subscribe to my feed) or subscribing by email (the signup link … [Read more...] about Housekeeping: Google Friend Connect and Pinterest
Our only new Christmas crafts this December (so far, at least) are our ornaments and cards, so I thought I'd share a few favorites from previous years: Silhouette nativity Christmas card puzzles Salt dough ornaments Jingle bell ornaments and bracelets Handprint Christmas tree Not a craft, but these are my two favorite nativity books so far Cereal box and … [Read more...] about Crafts from Christmases Past
I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, especially since we moved to Massachusetts and I realized Montreal was only a 5-6 hour drive from our home. A gorgeously scenic drive, at that! It was fantastic to see the Montreal skyline as we crossed a bridge into the city! I’ve already written about the HUGE hit the Biodome was with our family. It was also our most expensive outing … [Read more...] about Exploring Geography: Montreal With Kids
While driving through Vermont on our way home from Montreal, we couldn’t resist stopping in for a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tour. We watched a short film about the company, admired the factory floor (not working the day we were there as their employees were off doing volunteer work), and were treated to a small sample of their excellent mint chocolate chunk ice cream, … [Read more...] about Ice cream!