Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's a Treasure Hunt!


Also known as geocaching! We went to Twinkie Flats, and our cousins from North Carolina and my big sis took us out geocaching. For those of you not familiar with it, using a GPS you hunt down boxes that have been hid by other geocachers, and filled with fun little trinkets. You take some trinkets, and leave some to replace those you took. Very fun!

When we arrived home, we were still in the mood for some treasure hunting, but alas! We don't own a GPS. So, it was letterboxing to the rescue! Rather than exchanging trinkets, you will find a box with a (sometimes handcarved!) stamp in it. You stamp it into your logbook, and then stamp the book found in the letterbox with your own personal "signature" stamp. (Once again, hand-carved is always good!) We found this one on our first trip out. (I tried to crop the photo so as not to give away the location. :))

For more information on either activity, and to sign up so you can log in your finds, go to:
Geocaching.com

Or:
LetterBoxing North America

New Blog Name!!

Although we homeschool, and have fun doing it, the "homeschooling fun" moniker just didn't feel right. It felt too limiting, so we've started posting at:
EverydayAdventuring.blogspot.com

It will serve as a scrapbook for the fun we're having as we live our lives.

We'll still post occasional thoughts specifically about homeschooling here.

New blog...

Although we homeschool, and have fun doing it, the "homeschooling fun" moniker just didn't feel right. It felt to limiting, so we're posting here now - at Everyday Adventuring to serve as a scrapbook for the fun we're having as we live our lives.

We'll still post occasional thoughts specifically about homeschooling at our other blog home.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Decorations for a party...

Hmmm..Last time I posed was June 5th? June 5th? What a blog slacker!
This summer has been insanely busy, in my defense.

Here's a couple of projects I completed recently - these were decorations for my Grandparents-in-law's Golden Anniversary/70th/80th Birthday Party.

The Anniversary Hearts, made to go behind a picture frame with a photo of the lovely couple:


Birthday Balloons for Grandpa:


And Grandma:


(Hubby designed and built the wooden bases to hold the frames, as I am a big scaredy cat when it comes to the saw.)