Family & Fun · Trips and Vacations

Our Time at Brent and Luci’s in Vanderhoof, BC

We got to my sister Luci’s house just outside of Vanderhoof, BC on Monday evening, July 22.  I was thrilled to finally be able to see her house in real life.  Anthony and I had visited Brent and Luci ten years ago when they lived in an apartment in Langley, BC near Vancouver, but I… Continue reading Our Time at Brent and Luci’s in Vanderhoof, BC

Family & Fun · Nature · Trips and Vacations

Canadian Rockies: Banff and Jasper National Parks

After we crossed the Canadian border last Friday, July 19th, and traveled through the beautiful farmland outside Calgary, Alberta, we started seeing the jagged peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains of Canada. Here again, we couldn’t stop taking pictures as we drove closer and closer, and finally in among those huge masses of steep, bald-faced… Continue reading Canadian Rockies: Banff and Jasper National Parks

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Yellowstone

Hello again! We’re back in the States after a week in Canada. I haven’t had internet access for the past ten days, but now I do, and do I ever have a lot of amazing sights and fun times to report about! I’ll start with Yellowstone, but there will be more to catch up on… Continue reading Yellowstone

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Badlands and Mt. Rushmore

We were so glad to have a slower day today!  Our longest stretch was the 1 ½ hour drive between the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore — a welcome change of pace from the 10 ½ hour drive yesterday from Des Moines KOA, IA to the Badlands Interior Campground, SD. On the Way We did enjoy the… Continue reading Badlands and Mt. Rushmore

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On the Road

So it’s day two of our road trip, and all around me kids are contentedly coloring, journaling, sleeping, or chatting., while our dependable and very capable RV driver takes us steadily toward our destination.  Out the window stretch miles and miles of Illinois corn fields dotted with windmills. We left yesterday at 8:00 a.m.  We… Continue reading On the Road

No-Fuss Home Cooking

Our Family’s Favorite Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

My kids love broccoli!  I’m glad because that means I get to make them this delicious casserole just like my mom made for my family growing up.  It’s easy to make and the cheesy, creamy flavor just can’t be beat. It makes it seem simpler to make when I think of it in three parts: Cook 2 10 oz.… Continue reading Our Family’s Favorite Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Next Up – Summer Vacation!

It’s July, typically thought of as vacation month.  For this farm family that is exactly what it is.  The spring field work is (mostly) done.  The fields have been fertilized, the barley has been harvested, corn and soybeans have been planted, hay has been cut.  And we’ve taken the Durango out to the field with… Continue reading Next Up – Summer Vacation!