Early Homeschool shape sorting

Too Early to Homeschool? Never!

Have you ever considered early childhood "homeschool"? Do you know that 80% of a child's brain is developed by age 3? That number jumps to 90% by age...

Construction, Back to School, and an Online Class at the Same...

Probably. That can be the only explanation right? Who in their right mind chooses to remodel their house, on a whim, exactly 14 days before school starts? Oh...

Chief Logan State Park: Regroup, Relax, and Roarrr.

Weather played a significant role where we camped this weekend. The majority of the state showed rain until Sunday Morning except for two parks Chief Logan State Park...
WVVIPP WV Road Trip: Part 2

WVVIPP Road Trip: Part 2

We had such a wonderful time on our first West Virginia Very Important Park Person (WVVIPP) Road Trip, we jumped in the vehicle and headed South.  This time...

WVVIPP Road Trip: Part 1

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Lady-of-the-Pines/226342894136938With weather stations calling for tornado and flash flood warnings from the effects of Hurricane Cindy, we decided this weekend would not be the best for tent camping....
Watoga HQ

Father’s Day Weekend at Watoga State Park

This week our house has been full of excitement.  We have the older two boys this weekend, and it will be their first camping trip of the season....
Start of the Elk River Water Trailf

Elk River Water Trail, a Hidden Gem in Braxton County, WV.

This weekend we made our yearly pilgrimage to the Historic Town of Sutton, the county seat of Braxton County, to kayak the Elk River Water Trail (ERWT) for the 5th...
North Bend State Park

Best Camping Trip Ever: North Bend State Park

Contained within our West Virginia Very Important Park Person (WVVIPP) Package, there was a brochure for Family Trails Day Weekend at North Bend State Park (NBSP).  This weekend...

Breathtakingly Amazing: High Knob Fire Tower Trail

Heading out this morning, we tossed our hiking gear in the vehicle and hit the road. Today's drive wasn't a planned hiking trip.  But, if the opportunity presented itself, we...

A Complete Guide to Camping with a Baby!

So you've decided you want to take your baby or toddler camping but aren't sure what necessities are needed to get you started? It can seem a little...

Hiking With A Baby, What Should I Take?

Many people are afraid to take their precious little ones out on their first hike.  Those who embrace this adventure have concerns of safety, whereabouts, and what if's....

Adventure Begins…

One of the things that I love the most about Chris is the fact that he shares my passion for getting outdoors and being active. That has been one of the foundation blocks that we have built our relationship on. I would say that it is one of a few things that has truly helped us bond and grow our relationship, exploring the world together brings all kinds of new excitement...