Tuesday, March 19, 2013

beach clean up

 Next month our store is sending some volunteers to help with an area beach clean up. We will be given gloves and trash buckets to help dispose of debris. We also have to record any debris. Some locales provide lunch after the clean up. This can be a great way for the family to help make the beaches a better place for all to enjoy.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Be Happy

This weekend marks the kickoff at our church for a new program called The Search for Happiness. We are having a big day of family fun tomorrow March 2 with lots of activities from frisbee golf to computer safety, basketball skills to teen culture awareness, a forty-two tournament to youth story time. Sounds like there will be something for all ages. Then we will be having a guest speaker from Sunday to Wednesday helping us find where true happiness comes from. It seems that happiness is a fad of sorts right now; I've seen a documentary and several articles pointing to finding happiness. Hopefully this next week will shed some light on finding that source of true happiness....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Traditions

While I have never done this tradition with my family, I sure wish I had read it when the kids were younger. I sure would have liked to do this one. You can customize it to fit your family and make it a great New Year's Eve or Day tradition.

Family New Year's tradition

Thursday, November 15, 2012

egg nog jog

This year the weekend before Christmas we have the chance to join in a local "egg nog jog". It is a night time family fun run/walk. It is basically a fun way to get out and see Christmas lights and enjoy the season. Best of all it's FREE! I think this could be a new tradition starting!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Apple Store

The Apple Store seems like a fun place to spend a little family time. Here you can all learn about new gadgets and even get some hands on feel about the products. There is even a kids station where kiddos can get hooked on the gadgets Apple offers. Just be sure to balance all the screen time with a little face to face time too!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


It seems that this month is full of local carnivals. It's a great way to spend some family time. Families can take advantage of good weather (or being indoors if the weather is not so good!) The fall air brings relief from the summer heat and spirits are happy enjoying the fresh air and festivities. Carnivals are also a good way to support local causes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

vacation bible school

If your family is not opposed to church going, vacation bible school can be a great family activity. Many churches offer week long or other types of vacation bible school during the summer. While these are mostly geared toward children, some places have family programs. Many are free or are very affordable. Vacation Bible School can be a wholesome family activity.