I'm Back

After a couple of months of dealing with family in the hospital and other things, I am back and will get back to blogging regularly. We finished school in mid May and have been planning our new year. I'll post our official curriculum choices in the next few days. I think I have finally decided on everything. :)

Sorry to leave you all hanging, but I have had a difficult past two months, but I am so glad to be back.


Random 5 On Friday

1. My niece graduated from college today with a 4.0 grade point average (summa cum laude). So proud of her.

2. We have one more week of school.

3. I am thinking about taking a trip to the beach for an end of the year party for us.

4. Looking forward to a nice summer break.

5.  My four old keeps talking about being five and losing teeth. Her birthday is not until next March. I try to keep telling her that she does not want time to pass so quickly, but she doesn't believe me. Oh well, maybe one day when she has her own four old daughter she'll remember wanting to grow up so quickly and realize why I wanted her to stay little longer. She's my baby.


Field Trip Friday

This past Tuesday, we were able to visit our local dairy farm. We were able to learn how they raise the cows from birth to when they are milking cows. This farm raises Jersey cows for milk and ice cream. It takes them about one and a half hours to milk 180 cows. They milk them twice a day. Their milk and ice cream tastes great and fresh. We love it! Here are some pictures from our trip.

This is a 3 day old calf:

 Trying out on a fake Jersey to see what it would be like to get the milk by hand:


Menu Plan Monday ~ April 20, 2015

Menu Plan Monday for the week of April 20/15...lots of quick and easy recipes!

Meal plan for the week in no particular order:

~ Chicken Stroganoff

~ Philly Cheese Sloppy Joes

~ Homemade Pizza

~ BBQ Chicken Thighs

~ Spaghetti

My boys have a Trail Life Camping trip for Friday night, so it will be a girls night on Friday and Saturday (during the day). I don't have meals planned for Friday night, but will make something for them when they return at dinner time on Saturday.

Be sure to check out more menus over at I'm An Organizing Junkie.


Random 5 On Friday

1. I was able to go grocery shopping alone today!

2. We only have 3 weeks left of school for the year. I can't wait to be done.

3. On Monday, my husband was not feeling well, so we all took a half day off. We went to the beach for the afternoon and had a great time.

4. Looking forward to our field trip next week to the farm.

5. Strawberries are in season! I love strawberries.


gMovies Review and Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for good quality family movies and shows whether on the internet or on DVD. I've had a streaming subscription before, but I had to search the shows that my children wanted to watch for them because some of the times non-family friendly shows would pop up in the search. When I was offered the chance to review gMovies, I was happy to find something that my kids could enjoy on their tablets by themselves without me worrying about what would pop up in the search.

gMovies offers instant access to almost 300 faith friendly feature films of every genre, in addition to animated stories, television series and biblical documentaries. Always available on your computer or mobile device, gMovies also includes the bible-based animated series “Pahappahooey Island;” teen drama “Much Ado About Middle School” starring Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether and Amanda Waters; and the “Left Behind” drama series starring Kirk Cameron and based on the New York Times bestselling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

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My review:
We are loving watching the movies and shows that are available. My kids have an iPod and a Samsung Galaxy, so I was able to download the app to their devices for them. I have a Kindle Fire and am not able to watch on there, but I just use my computer to stream.

FYI: The video player on the gMovies website is Adobe Flash Player based. You will just want to ensure that the web browser you are using to access is able to run the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. Also, to maintain the highest quality stream, please ensure your internet download speed is at least 3.0 Mbps.

Just a note about the download speed mentioned above. Ours is less than 3.0 Mbps, but as long as only one device is streaming, we have no problems watching the programs. We do run into problems if we are all on our devices.

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