Camping the Grand Canyon, three kids in August

I read that the Grand Canyon gets on average sixteen inches of rain per year, it is the desert. Lucky us, we tent camped three days in which it rained every night with a downpour on the first night. Lesson to my frugal husband, our fifteen year old tent will not be waterproof and Amazon…

Our homeschool Nature Group, The Woodlands, TX

You may think that homeschool children are not as socialized as mainstream students. You may think children with a home education are missing out on fun events and opportunities that may not be available in unschooling. If you hang out with us you may think again. My dear mom friends, along with our children and…

Hello 2021, Farewell 2020

Although it is about to be two weeks into the new year, I took some time after the celebrations and gatherings of Christmas to really reflect on my year. I took some time off social media, spent some time organizing and making memories with my family. If you know me I post on social media…

Williams Family Photos Christmas 2020

I use to be that person to make New Year’s resolutions. Mine was always something about exercising more or eating healthier, being more consistent in going to church or making a journal entry every night. The past five years I have instead adopted a routine of going through my year, month by month and creating…

Inks Lake 2020, one to remember

Camping, cold weather and children, what could go wrong? Our camping trip to end this very memorable year was only about three and half hours away near the Austin area. Inks Lake State Park in Burnett, Texas has by far the nicest camping spots and restroom facilities we have ever seen. We had to reserve…

Easy Christmas Breakfast: Baguette Quiche

I first saw this recipe on an Instagram video. The sound of the crust as they cut into this eggy goodness had me drooling over my phone. Today I decided to give this baby a test run before Christmas, I feared it may be too chewy and the inside would be too soggy. It was…

Our First Real Christmas Tree

I love the smell of a real tree. The buttery pine just fills the house with the scent of the season. My husband grew up with a real Christmas Tree his whole life. My family however only had a real tree once and it was a very unforgettable Christmas. The year we brought home a…

Educational Fun in Waco, Texas

There is a lot to discover and experience for families that will make your trip to Waco, Texas fun and educational. Waco has recently been a popular place to visit for fans a HGTV design show called ‘Fixer Upper.’ Co-stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines have used their talents of construction and design to revitalize neighborhoods…

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

It was the girls first pool day of the season and it was wonderful! The heat has definitely arrived in Texas and our neighborhood pools are still closed. We were invited to spend the day with friends and it was magical. It is amazing what cool water on a hot day can do to lift…

Yaya Summer Camp 2020

Every summer since Mia was about four years old, my mom has taken her and her cousin for three days of good old fashioned spoiling. Mia is not usually brave enough to stay with my mom on her own, but when her big cousin is there she has the courage of a lion. I usually…

East Texas Lakes July 4th

It’s just not July Fourth without hanging out in a body of water. We spend the weekend in our hometown which is commonly know as East Texas or the Piney Woods. The Angelina National Forest and Lake Sam Rayburn are the best part of living in this area, especially if you are outdoorsy like my…