Gingerbread Adventures

Recently the family and I visited OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for two different exhibits taking place. The big featured exhibit was Exquisite Creatures and the second was Gingerbread Adventures. Gingerbread adventures was more than a gingerbread building contest, it was also a look at the science behind gingerbread houses and other creations.Continue reading “Gingerbread Adventures”

No New Years Resolution Here

I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions in years. Nope, not a one. I instead set my yearly goals on my birthday every year. I do all the things you need to do to set a goal. I asses the past twelve months and the goals that I set. Did I meet them, what kept meContinue reading “No New Years Resolution Here”

How All the Construction Began

We’ve been in full construction mode since July but the process started way before that. First was the decision to actually do the construction. My dad had asked us to move in with him in December 2018. My mom had passed away in July of that year. He was lonely in the house with justContinue reading “How All the Construction Began”

The POD Dilemma

We have been in the throws of construction for about six months but most of our belongings have been in storage for nine months. Our large POD container was delivered yesterday. We couldn’t open it because in all the construction moving stuff from here to there I lost the combination. We didn’t own a boltContinue reading “The POD Dilemma”

Wild West History, Guns and Gruncles

The boys got a real treat learning about Wild West weapons, specifically handguns and riffles. My uncle, their gruncle (great uncle), is an expert on Wild West history and weapons. My husband and father were also swept up in to the learning adventure. My aunts and I were having a blast watching this group ofContinue reading “Wild West History, Guns and Gruncles”

Oh This Construction Project

Master Bedroom Nook Oh this construction project. I have so many emotions, and words, for it. I love seeing the progress but we’ve had days, and some weeks, when little or nothing gets done. I can see the end coming but it’s still weeks away. So where is the project at now? There has beenContinue reading “Oh This Construction Project”

Crunchy Taco Ring

I recently made this Crunchy Taco Ring recipe for my family. It is very similar to another family favorite, The Cheeseburger Ring. Which I’ll post that recipe later. I figured I would give it a try. Overall it was tasty. The family enjoyed eating it and it was great as a left over for lunchContinue reading “Crunchy Taco Ring”

Making things happen

We recently moved in with my father and in that process we got rid of a lot of stuff. Then the first two weeks we were here, we got rid of even more stuff. Then more time went by and we got rid of even more stuff. We donated to local charities and sent otherContinue reading “Making things happen”

What am I up to now

We’ve made some big life moves in the last several months to get to where we are now. It’s been crazy, stressful but totally worth it. Several months ago my father asked us if we were willing to move in with him. My mother passed away in July 2018 and living alone with just theContinue reading “What am I up to now”

The Purge

When I was in middle school I read a collection of stories about people who gave up all their worldly possessions to live a simple life. That simple life was in different forms. I remember thinking who in the world would do that? All of their stuff. Only crazy people do that. Well call meContinue reading “The Purge”