How we’re keeping busy this Summer!

Our Summer vacation from school is officially started! Woohoo!! We were all definitely ready and in need of a break from school! I’m a planner by nature and so I’ve been planning for months for our summer. We don’t really have our kids do a lot of summer camps, but we look for fun activities that are free or very inexpensive. Here is a list of activities we will be participating in this summer:

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Harold & The Purple Crayon (FIAR)

This was my last row of the school year with my boys. Sigh…another school year is ending! I saved this one for the last one of the year because it is a very fun and light-hearted book and is rather short in detailed lessons. The boys have almost “zoned” out, so we probably could’ve gotten more out of it if I had tried a little harder. But this mama is also ready for a break!




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Our Memorial Day Weekend Camping Trip

We decided about 6 months ago that we wanted to give camping a try. So we did some research and bought the basic equipment we thought we would need. We decided to go Memorial Day Weekend, for 2 reasons. First, we just finished our school year so it would be a celebration of that as well as Daddy already had off work on Monday. We ended up finding a campground that sits at the start of the Virginia Creeper Trail in southwestern Virginia. It was a 3 hour drive from our house and we would be able to enjoy camping on a Christmas Tree Farm as well as biking the Virginia Creeper Trail! Everything was so incredibly green and beautiful! The weather was not too hot and not too cold! Well, maybe a little cold at night being in the mountains! But not the humidity we’re used to in South Carolina for sure!




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Books I’m reading this Summer

My kids and I are very excited about the summer reading program at our library. We participate every summer and enjoy the shows they put on each week, it is a highlight for us every summer. The kids also love it when I am doing the reading program with them, as our library has summer programs for every age.  Adults read 3 books and are entered in a drawing for prizes. So here are the 3 books I have chosen to read this summer:




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