Christmas Around The World

When Christmas time comes I work hard to teach my kids the REAL meaning behind the season. I also try to teach my children about how other countries celebrate Christmas differently then we do. A perfect way to do that is to visit the Christmas Around The World exhibit at Meijer Garden's. We visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens frequently during the spring and summer. I have always had great intentions of going to their wonderful Christmas exhibit, but things always get busy during the holidays, … [Read more...]

Amsoil Arenacross 2015

We recently we blessed with tickets for our family to attend the Arenacross race that was at the VanAndel arena in Grand Rapids, MI as well as tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky viewers. This years Amsoil Arenacross was such an amazing show, it was a few hours of action packed racing around sharp corners, big jumps, and lots of air! We made sure to bring noise canceling headphones for the little boys and earplugs for any of the older kids who thought it was to loud. It worked great … [Read more...]

AMSOIL Arenacross Giveaway~Family 4 Pack

AMSOIL Motocross Coming to Grand Rapids this Weekend For all of my local viewers, I have a family 4 pack of tickets to giveaway and information about a family fun event coming to Grand Rapids this weekend you won't want to miss.  We have never been to an Arenacross show, but let me tell you my boys are looking forward to going to this show!! I will be making sure to bring the noise canceling headphones for the little ones, these type of shows can get very loud for our sensory kids and make … [Read more...]

Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014

We had such a wonderful time attending the Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 this year! They had options for our older kids to run a 5K race as well as a shorter version for the littler kids. If you follow us on Instagram, you will have seen pictures shared through out the event. Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 The Eat Dirt Mud Run 2014 isn't you'r typical 5k race, oh no, it's much more fun (and dirty!) The Eat Dirt Mud run offers a course that is challenging enough for the most avid runner, and fun enough for … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Mud Run For Charity

Eat Dirt Mud Run On August 23rd most of my kids will be participating in a one of a kind event that involves running a very unique race. What is so one of a kind about a race you ask? Well this is a mud run through a mud lovers dream. The course is 3 miles long and has mud pits, tunnel crawls, walls, slippery hill climbs, and much more. The course is easy enough for the whole family to enjoy and challenging enough for the most seasoned runner. Most importantly, proceeds received from the mud … [Read more...]

Largest Volunteer Art Festival ~ Festival Of The Arts

The Festival Of The Arts is a community celebration in downtown Grand Rapids the first full weekend in June each year, this year was their 45th year. It is the longest running festival in Michigan, and is the largest volunteer art festivals in the county. There are free art activities for the kids to enjoy and great food to choose from from many different countries that are operated by local nonprofit organizations. They also have dance performances, music of all types, theatre, poetry, … [Read more...]

Purchasing Local Organic Produce #GiveACup

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Peet's Coffee** Anyone who knows me knows that I am a coffee drinker, since eating healthier I have drastically cut my coffee intake to a cup or 2 in the morning which is a big improvement over coffee in hand all day. So when asked to help Peet's Coffee share about their new Social Sampling Experiment I was glad to help! Peet's Coffee has been working for 5 long years to perfect the single serve coffee, they now have them available to purchase! In … [Read more...]

Field Trip Friday ~ Festival Of The Arts 2013

Each year we all head down to downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the big Festival Of The Arts. It is the biggest volunteer art festival in the country they have many free art activities for kids, music, food from around the world, performances, and more. Painting pictures is something the kids love doing each year. The kids were very disappointed that the wood building area was out of wood for the day so we were not able to make wood creations this year like we normally … [Read more...]

Historic Flooding

A few weeks ago a lot of people around us were keeping a very close eye on the local river due to the historic flooding happening in our area. For a period of about 2 weeks we have got almost non stop rain, because the ground could no longer hold any more water and neither could the area rivers Just before all this rain we had major drought so the rain was an answer to many prayers, I'm sure no one expected to get nearly as much rain as we did get. The historic flooding around us is the worst … [Read more...]

Learning To Play Table Tennis

Anthony and Cody are both members of Boys Scouts Of America ~ Cub Scouts troop in our area this year and have been really enjoying it, they have gone on camping trips for the weekend with Jake, gone bowling, learned how to play different sports, and so many more fun things!Last week the kids were working on earning their Table Tennis badge which is also known as ping pong so they went out to an area Table Tennis class. The rest of the boys had a lot of fun joining in with them! I took a bunch … [Read more...]