Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Long time, no post!  I know I have been pretty absent here, but I wanted to let you all know about a GREAT idea for spring break!  Take your family, meet your friends, bring your kids, and take a trip over to Medieval Times!

All 6 of us went, from adults to little 4 year old Clara, and we had the BEST time!  On the drive over, Clara (being extraordinarily clean) was worried about eating with her hands, but once she tried it she decided it was the funnest thing ever!

 And who doesn't love a show involving princesses, a castle, brave knights, live horses and feats of strength?  Love that it entertained boys and girls, kids and adults!
 Our Blue Knight tried very hard, but was not the evenings winner.  Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen our enjoyment!
And, finally, the best part- a coupon code!!  If you want to go, you can get discounted tickets!  Adults $37.95, Kids & Students $29.95 with code SB17BLOG.

Enjoy your break, have fun, and if you go to Medieval Times, be sure and let me know!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Medieval Times!

As summer draws to a close and a new school year begins, keep the kids’ (and your!) spirits up with an evening of Feasting, Fighting & Family Fun!

Now through Sunday, August 10th, all seats are just $29.95 as part of Medieval Times Atlanta’s Back to School Special! 

Ring in the new school year with jousting knights, damsels in distress, a free-flying falcon, and an abundance of medieval pageantry.

Visit for more information and to book your tickets today!

If you are anything like me and have been meaning to visit Medieval Times, or if you have already been and are looking to go again, here is your chance! Tickets for adults are normally $52, so this is a great deal!

We studied the middle ages in homeschool last year, and this will be a perfect reminder of all the knights, crusades, and medieval fun!  My sister claims (and I have found it to be true as well), that the fun or boringness of the entire summer rests on the last week.  You can do anything or nothing the whole summer, but if you have a fun last week, the summer is fun, and if you have a quiet last week, the summer is boring.  You have a few days left to cement the fun into their brains! 

And yes, we will be taking this little cutie with us.  Can't leave her behind!  We will be going very very soon, and we would love to have some friends join with us!

Hmmm.... it seems like there was something else I was going to post.... 


4 Free Tickets to Medieval Times!

That's right, you get to enjoy the magic of the (Atlanta) Castle for FREE, which is an even better deal than the one above!  All you have to do is comment below with your favorite thing from the Middle Ages.  Do you love knights?  Codes of behavior?  Large hunks of roasted meat?  I personally love the Castles.  I used to dream of living in one, having my own secret towers and tunnels.  Winner will be chosen on Monday, Aug. 11- first day of school for us!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Today's best moment:  the joyous shouts of triumph when Jack and Aidan found something in. Book that proved me wrong about something. Such delight!

Today's worst moment:  getting a bit lost and arriving 7 min. late to a meeting. I HATE being late!

Weird, but funny

Jack and Aidan have been busy all morning with their favorite toy... A giant piece of fabric they used to make a flag. On it they wrote "Regiment 4th Pennsylvania Company D". You would think it was Christmas morning with how happy they are to have it!

Abby has been adding elements to her "spa":

She now offers massage, manicures, pedicures and salt scrubs. 

She was trying to get the boys to visit and get some treatments, so she invited them up. Aidan asked "what time are you doing it?"  She replied that they could come anytime, and Aidan clarified "No!  Are you doing it in 1863?"  When Abby confirmed that it was a modern spa, Aidan declined the offer. I guess to Aidan, if it isn't Civil War, it's CRAP! 

Yes, this is the fun we have during our break times!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Today's best:  a great new haircut!  It makes you feel wonderful!

Today's worst:  when Kydon teases the kids just to make them yell and scream... And it works. 


Today's best:  eating and talking with good friends after the kids were in bed. 

Today's worst:  fits during school time. Please tell me it will get better soon!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Today's best:  Abby being a total rock star helping with Clara all day when I was exhausted after working.
Today's worst: leaving work knowing the next nurse was going to have a terrible shift.  It was not things I could control or change, but I hate leaving things like that!


Today's best:  getting school work done on time and with very little fuss!  There is hope!

Today's worst:  giant spiders.  Yuck!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Today's best:  receiving awesome inspiration in church today.
“I feel that much good will result from the manner in which the Lord may direct the employment of the time now at my command, as I am surrounded by an interesting people, and in a most important field of labour, where a great work will be accomplished". Lorenzo Snow was just what I needed to hear!

Today's worst:  4 hours of no electricity. I need A/C!


Today's best:  the big kids having a great time tubing on the Chattahoochee River. 

Today's worst:  having to sit out with the baby and miss out on the fun!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Today's best:  super productive morning- cleaning, cooking, schooling.

Today's worst:  planning on a no work dinner of spaghetti and frozen meatballs only to discover I have no jarred sauce and have to make it from scratch!