Picnicking {Spin Cycle}

Our family loves a good picnic; or as Fancy Nancy would put it, we dine al fresco! Every once in while, I’ll call Ed and tell him to meet us at the roller slide park after work. I make pizza pasta salad* and buy Cheetos, and the girls and I arrive early so that theyContinue Reading

5 Things That Are Tacky

5. Glue dots – Just tacky enough for the “kid” project you are making “with” your kids. Keeps preschool teachers’ fingers less tacky than white glue! 4. Keeping your husband’s ten dollar bill that you borrowed to buy your daughter a Pinkie Pie ice cream bar after finding out the concession stand is closed. 3.Continue Reading

Standing in Line with Ed

Lily and Emmy earn free tickets to Six Flags Great America through their reading program during the school year. Six Flags is only about a 45 minute drive from us, and we try to go once a year. My in-laws live even closer to Six Flags so they buy a season pass. A couple ofContinue Reading

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 7/14}

July is National Picnic Month! This week for The Spin Cycle, we’re writing about picnics! Where is your favorite picnic place? What is your favorite picnic food? Do you have a picnic tip or recipe to share? <a border=”0″ href=”http://secondblooming.typepad.com” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.lemondroppie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/spincyclekeelyresize.jpg” /></a> Copy and paste the code in the box to add some SpinContinue Reading

Growing Up Together {Spin Cycle}

I like to tell people that I grew up with my cousins, but that’s not necessarily true. The ministry had scattered the family on my dad’s side all over the country; from Alaska to Ohio. I never knew my dad’s parents, in person anyway. They died before I was born, but they live on inContinue Reading

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