Jenny Louise Marie Good morning friends!  How are you?  I have to tell you, this Hodgepodge post almost didn’t make it.  It was almost deleted half way done because I couldn’t find the time to finish it.  Life is busy!  But, here I am linking up again for this week’s Hodgepodge with From This Side of the Pond.  Better late than never, right?   Anyway, it is Thursday and I am excited because that means it’s football night for son #3.  He is happy that he will be getting a lot of playing time and I will be holding my breath as he  tackles andRead More →

We took a family road trip and found some great games to pass the time.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How are you?  We are settling into a new year’s school routine around here.  That means we are much shorter on time.  It also means I am fondly remembering our summer vacation.  If you don’t know, we took a family road trip this year.  you can read more about that here.  I smile whenever I think of how much fun we had and all the games we played.  If you’re anything like me, then you are all about making special memories with your family and sometimes it’s the smallest things that do that.  Like playing some games. Have you everRead More →

Our summer road trip included a stop at Crater Lake In Oregon.

Jenny Louise Marie Today I am continuing to share details about specific stops on our summer family road trip.  If you’re new around here, my family took a nine-day road trip through northern California and into Oregon.  It was amazing – not just from the scenery stand point, but also an amazing time for our family.  We made lots of memories.  I’ve been sharing details about each stop to help those of you who might like to visit the same part of the country.  Today is all about Crater Lake. If you are going to be visiting northern California, you owe yourself a trip aRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  How are you?  I am settling into a new year at school and feel like I have 1,832 things on my to-do list.  Between work, son #3’s football schedule, and trying to fit in time to post here, it’s go, go, go all the time!  It’s hard re-adjusting to this routine.  Still, there is something so hopeful about starting a fresh, new year.  Do you agree?  Anyway, it has been a while since I have participated in the weekly Hodgepodge from From This Side of the Pond.  I am happy to re-join in the fun.  If you’d like to checkRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  Are you back in school now?  I am and it’s a love/hate relationship.  I do miss my free time, but I do love the kids I teach and the ladies I work with.  Still, if I could live on perpetual summer break, I think I would. 🙂  Anyway, with the start of school our schedules change and our time is not as free and easy.  Entertaining gets really hard to pull off.  At least until…the crappy dinner party.  So, does a crappy dinner party sound like something you would want to go to?  Maybe not, based on its name; however,Read More →