Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PNW Painted Rocks

After years of loading the car, making ice for the cooler, and tenting it...we were ready to upgrade our camping experience. The first step, buy a truck and the next, buy a travel trailer. Done!

184 BH Jayco
Or in my case...like a woman! Boom! Done.

The Dining Room

The Kitchen

The Bath
The Layout

Our maiden voyage for both rigs was to Battleground State Park for our annual camping trip over Memorial Day weekend. How fun and we had the best luck for travel and weather. Another bout of luck came when we found this painted rock on our first day:

A Good Omen
A Painted Rock by P. Gray

It was hidden at the base of a big tree and covered in sap. Written on the back of the rock was, "Post to [I think it says PNW Rocks] on FB when found. Keep or hide. P. Gray, 2018." It was legible until I used hand sanitizer to smear the pitch off, and then I guess I scrubbed to hard, which made the back difficult to read. 

First Voyage a Success!

I found two Facebook pages dedicated to painting, hiding, and finding rocks. Check out PNW Rocks and Pacific Northwest Painted Rocks (#PNWPR) We decided to keep Gray's art with our Jayco to remind us of our first successful voyage and to keep the good vibes close at hand. However, to keep the good will flowing, the kids and I will paint some of our own and start hiding. A fun Easter Egg hunt for the summer months. 

Keep your eyes peeled.

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"Everyone on Earth has a treasure that awaits him." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Annual "Thank you, Coach" Card

"Win or learn, never lose."

It's that time of year again, to make cards for the coaches, big fat thank-yous for the kids to sign. Coaching takes money, time, and a lot of positive energy, so HIGH FIVE to the parents that step up and volunteer for the job.

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"Coaches build teams; parents build players." ~ Charles Piazzi Smyth

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Alphabet Reading Challenge: The Letter A

For the month of May, I thought about sunny covers and mom stories, the color pink and polka-dots. Nothing was coming together for a reading challenge theme until I saw my library queue-- the books I had on hold all had "A" words, so how about an Alphabet Challenge?

Alphabet Reading Challenge
Starting with the Letter 'A'

1.) The Adulterants by Joe Duntcorne
2.) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
3.) All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan
4.) Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman
5.) A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

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"If Plan A fails, remember there are twenty-five more letters." ~ Claire Cook