Chicago Trip

Our friends Dana and Ava asked: How would we like a trip to Chicago for lunch at the American Girl doll store? We answered: Yes, please!  While I’d read several of the American Girl stories to my girls over the years, we’d never bought a doll, so obviously, we’d never experienced the store. We thought […]


Our homeschool graduation ceremonies are becoming routine. The committee is so organized, planning everything from cap and gown to which kind of diploma we want to present. The parents present their grad with a diploma, after giving a brief blessing. We’ve gone through three graduations ourselves, but I am always happy to go watch others […]