Curriculum, Homeschooling

Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

 In the words of Cap'n C., "It is awesome!" Math has never been a favorite subject in our household. I am always on the search for ways to supplement our math curriculum; fun resources to change things up once in a while. When I came across a Facebook ad for Prodigy, I just had a… Continue reading Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

Family Life, Montana, Travel

A Trail Ride with My Daughter

This past weekend, my daughter and I had an opportunity to go horseback riding in nearby Absarokee (pronounced Ab-zor-kee). We have been talking about going since she was little and there was never a chance. When we lived in Texas, she was too young for liability reasons at every place we tried; in Germany, horseback… Continue reading A Trail Ride with My Daughter

Family Life

2015 Scout Show (Billings)

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Scout Show here in Billings for our new Tiger Cub Scout. After years of him tagging along to so many of his older sister's Girl Scout events, it was nice for him to start to have his own scouting things to go to.  There… Continue reading 2015 Scout Show (Billings)

Family Life, Germany, Travel

PlayMobil Fun Park (Germany)

  My family loves theme parks. I mean REALLY LOVES! From big amusement parks with huge crazy roller coasters to little play parks without rides, but plenty to climb on. We've been to Six Flags (a couple of them), Disneyland, Legoland (California and Germany), various Fairytale Lands, and more. Recently, we went to PlayMobil FunPark… Continue reading PlayMobil Fun Park (Germany)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 10)

Day 12~ Disembark Civitavecchia & Wrap-up Our last morning on board was another bittersweet kind of feeling. We had such an amazing trip and were sad it had come to an end. After breakfast, we did one more last check of the cabin, making sure nothing was left behind, collected our carry-on bags, and headed… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 10)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 9)

Day 11~ Naples, Italy (Amalfi Coast, Sorrento & Pompeii) We arrived in Naples, Italy early in the morning and quickly got ready for the day. Originally, we were planning to do another hop-on-hop-off bus tour when we got there, but after hearing about a Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Excursion through Can't Be Missed Tours, we… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 9)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 8)

Day 10~ At Sea Day 10 was another at sea day as the ship made its way to Naples, Italy. Knowing we would be on the ship all day the kids were in a huge rush to get breakfast, so they could go to the kids clubs. We actually had to tell them to slow… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 8)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 7)

Day 9~ Piraeus (Athens), Greece Athens felt like a whirlwind of a day. We docked early (7am) and knew we had to be back on board by 5:45pm at the absolute latest. With so much to see in Athens, we didn't want to waste any time getting going. After a quick buffet breakfast, we headed… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 7)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 6)

Day 8~ Mykonos, Greece There is something about looking out at the water of the Mediterranean Sea. As Skye put it, "The water seems to sparkle." It has a calming effect. Day 8 we woke up in Mykonos, Greece, looking at a view of that sparkling water. This was the only day we did a… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 6)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 5)

Days 6 & 7~ Istanbul, Turkey/At Sea/Kusadasi, Turkey After being docked overnight in Istanbul, we set sail after lunch for Kusadasi. This felt more like an at sea day since we stayed on the ship. We saw Istanbul the day before and had fun enjoying time on the ship instead. We spent the day doing… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 5)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 4)

Days 4 & 5~ At Sea/Istanbul, Turkey The 4th day of the cruise was an at sea day, as we were making our way to Istanbul, Turkey. The kids spent nearly the entire day at the kids clubs. I think we only say them both for meals. Caleb was playing games, went to an ice… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 4)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 3)

Day 3~ Santorini, Greece Day 3 was a bit of a different kind of day. The first half was still at sea and we arrived at Santorini, Greece in the early afternoon. It was an absolutely awesome day though; one I know the kids will remember and talk about for years to come. The morning… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 3)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 2)

Day 2~ At Sea Day 2 of this luxurious was an at sea day, as we made our way to Santorini, Greece. We took our time getting up and ready for the day as there was no rush to be anywhere specific. We could just enjoy being in vacation-mode. Everyone took a shower and for… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 2)

Europe, Travel

Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 1)

Day 1~ Civitavecchia & Check-in Packing up to leave Rome was bittersweet. We had so much fun exploring Rome, but were beyond excited for our first cruise. After checking out of the hotel, we took the train to Roma Termini, then on to Civitavecchia, the port where the cruise was departing from. It was about… Continue reading Review: 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises (Part 1)

Europe, Travel

Roman Holiday: A Family Vacation to Rome (Part 2)

(This is part 2 of A Vacation to Rome. You can read Part 1 here.) Day 2 in Rome For our second day in Rome, we took the train to the city center again. (Caleb loved this part-trains are fun to him!) After getting out of Roma Termini, we made our way to the hop-on-hop-off… Continue reading Roman Holiday: A Family Vacation to Rome (Part 2)