How to bring peace back into our home

Mark’s accident has continued to put us at a standstill so to speak. God used it to help us change our course or maybe rerouting us is a better description. He has taken a few things off of our buffet and it seems he has helped us whittle it down …

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Come Spend the Weekend in Albert Lea

Albert Lea was recently ranked #3 as one of Minnesota’s best places to enjoy a weekend getaway. The serenity of our lakes, the beauty of our downtown, and the unique, original shops that line Broadway Ave. are a great experience. Myre-Big Island State Park, the Blazing Star Bike Trail, and Frank …

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The Wizard of Oz OPENS at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center!

I have always loved the theatre and I have been blessed to live in a community that values the arts. Albert Lea’s ACT on Broadway in my opinion rivals Broadway or Off Broadway. This is certainly true with this summer’s production of the Wizard of Oz. I was invited to …

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The Big Island Bar-B-Que Welcomes Bloggers to Albert Lea

The Big Island Bar-B=Que cordially invites bloggers to their KCBS and World Food Championship event. Fun for the whole family there will be chili and appetizer tasting on Friday night. There will be free live music, you will be able to meet grill masters from all over the country and experience …

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Birthday Supper at Canal Park Brewing Company in Duluth, MN

Mark’s birthday was passed over at our house in March. We were plagued with sicknesses and did not have energy to celebrate. He said, “that’s ok, we’ll celebrate in Duluth”. Celebrate we did! He had one place in mind, Canal Park Brewing Company! I am pleased to tell you, we …

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Adventures in Rochester, Minnesota

We have worked hard all winter long to get the kids through their sit down work. A big reason we do this is because we know it’s hard to compete with spring. As soon as the weather is warmer than 35 degrees the kids want to be outside exploring, riding …

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Joyful Noise 2016 Inflatable Toy Field

*We were given admission tickets to this event to help facilitate our review. All thoughts are 100% honest and our own. We love Friday night at Joyful Noise, the evening performances get us pumped and even more excited for Saturday! The gates open at 10am on Saturday and the parking …

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Our homeschool day belly flopped, now what?

Every homeschool family on the planet has days when it feels like they belly flopped. It’s painful, sometimes, feels like we can’t recover from them, and it can cause us to feel like we are the only ones struggling. I am here to testify you are not the only one …

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A great night sleep at Comfort Inn West, Duluth, MN

I have to admit when we first pulled up to the Comfort Inn West, Duluth, I was a little worried. It was further from the conference center than I had anticipated. However, as soon as we walked into the lobby, I was immediately put at ease. As we walked through …

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Quarry Hill Nature Center

Science, animal science to be precise has always been a favorite subject for all three of our big kids. Every year we ask our kids what they want to learn and each year it has always been animal science. It is amazing how much one can learn about one subject. …

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