Category Archives: Family

Homework and Snacks

Eat Smart

It’s Sunday and in my house that means catching up on housework and helping my son with his homework. My son likes to work on his in the breakfast room while I work in the kitchen. It works out great because he can work alone without being alone since we can see each other. It…

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

It’s that time of year again friends, the kids are back in school. That means we are scrambling to come up with quick healthy lunches to pack for them. Kids work hard at school and they rely on their lunches to refuel, so it’s up to us to nourish their bodies with good food. Packing…

Witte Museum 4 pack giveaway

South Texas Heritage Center

On Friday I had the opportunity to visit the Witte Museum with a group of my blogger friends. I have been a member of the Witte Museum for many years and have taken my son there more time than I can count, but this was my first visit to the new South Texas Heritage Center….

Happy Independence Day

My latest post is up on mySA. Enjoy your day

Berry Lemonade

Frozen Berries and lemonade

This is hardly a recipe, but it was fun to make. I was pouring lemonade for my son and added a few frozen berries to make it more interesting and it turned this lovely shade. On Sunday night we always have a big family dinner and most of the time the adults are drinking champagne…

Lazy summer days and a camping trip


I love summertime, it means spending more time with my family and moving at a slower pace. Let’s face it we could all benefit from moving a bit slower. Most of us are so busy multitasking and trying to get a million things done that by the end of the day we are left feeling…

Lego Star Wars Miniland

Kashyyyk Star Wars Miniland

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Legoland, we finally got to see Star Wars Miniland. My family and I have been wanting to go since my son read about it in his Lego magazine. The thought of seeing a large scale Lego model of the Millennium Falcon and the clone turbo tank…

Saturday gardening: weeks 8-10


My son’s garden continues to flourish, every week I’m amazed at how much it grows. Remember how it started out? That week the broccoli plants were big and healthy. The potatoes were flowering, the garden was looking good. Everything except for the carrots, that is. The irrigation system wasn’t watering the carrots enough so they…

Saturday morning gardening

Green onions

Every Saturday morning since mid February my son and I have been participating in the Junior Gardening Program at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. This wonderful program gives children the opportunity to plant their own vegetable garden under the supervision of Master Gardeners who donate their time. Each child gets a 4’x 28’ plot to…

Happy New Year and Christmas recap

Happy New Year friends, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We went skiing in Utah for Christmas and it was perfect. It went much better then the last time I went skiing, which was also my first time skiing. This time I was a lot more relaxed so I was able to enjoy myself more….