fruit of the spirit – character development

Character development is an important component in our studies and this year we are focusing on Galatians 5:22-23. I made a poster to hang up in our classroom – we review it weekly and talk about what each fruit represents and why it is so important.


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Here’s the PDF file of the poster, if you would like a copy :) fruit of the spirit poster

XO :: Ry

Bend, Oregon

Our favorite family trip yet – Bend, Oregon.


We rented a beautiful cabin in Tumalo Lake, about 15 minutes from Bend. It was private, peaceful and sooo relaxing. We can’t wait to go back.



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hike. catch bugs. play in water. eat. relax. repeat = exactly what we needed.




xo :: Ry

M is for Metamorphosis

We had a wonderful time learning about metamorphosis last week. We ordered a habitat from Amazon & 5 free caterpillars from (a coupon code was included with the habitat purchase). Unfortunately, ants got to our caterpillars & killed 4 of them so we only got to witness one transform into a butterfly, but we are thankful that one survived!

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We feed our butterfly some fruit and sprinkled some sugar water on fresh flowers & after a day of observing her, we set her free.


Here are some worksheets that we used – Label Butterfly Cycle & Butterfly Life Cycle

Puzzle from – Amazon

Book from – Amazon

xo: Ry :)

Weekly Memo Pad

I like being organized because it keeps me sane, so I’m always trying different things to keep me out of the loony bin. I’ve created a weekly agenda memo pad with a checklist of tasks for the week, appointments, dinners, and health & fitness goals. If you like that sorta stuff, print out the free template and make a memo pad for yourself!

You can find a tutorial on making memo pads over at ohmyhandmade!



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Here’s the free template:  weekly agenda

xo :: Ry

Spring Camping

We spent a couple of days camping at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.






We slept in our new camper “Lucy” – which we loved! She’s a Retro Riverside RV & I wish I got more pictures of her, but I will post pics of her soon!







Happy camping, friends!

xo :: Ry