Category Archives: Activities at Home

Product Review—Trust Fund

Our most recent review was the new movie Trust Fund, by Mapelle Films. The story sounded very good, and the trailer we watched was intriguing, so I signed up. We were also given a book that goes with the movie, … Continue reading

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Gale’s Pond

One of the days my family were together in Michigan, we went to a local county park, Gale’s Pond. Our children used to think—and one of the younger ones asked this time—if it’s Daddy’s Pond! No, sorry; it’s named after … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan—Little Sable Point

One of the days that my family were together in Michigan, we went to Silver Lake, to play in Lake Michigan at the Little Sable Point lighthouse. Here are the world-famous Silver Lake sand dunes, viewed from across Silver Lake—the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Birthday!

Our reason for traveling to America was to help celebrate my mother’s 70th birthday. We had been thinking about this for a year already; at first, I was hoping to be able to come with just a few children. When … Continue reading

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Fun at Grandma’s House

If you want to see more pictures from our time in Michigan, please visit Esther’s blog. She has some nice posts up. During the three weeks we were in Michigan, we stayed at my mom’s house. Gayle and the boys … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

At the end of our first week in Michigan, we took my mom and sister to a memorial service in Traverse City; the woman who died was a sister of someone I’ve known all my life, so we attended the … Continue reading

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Traveling to Michigan

It is an enormous task to prepare to take a family of nine from New Zealand to America. It did help that I made lists, over the last couple of weeks, of jobs that needed done before taking off, and … Continue reading

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Video–The Great Water Trick

It’s been a few years since our children have made a movie, but they’ve been planning one for about three years. They finally figured out how to do it, and got it made in February. Somehow, I forgot to post … Continue reading

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Correction—Back to Kaikoura

I’m sorry about the missing picture from the post about going to Kaikoura for the first time in a couple of months. I mentioned a broken shipping container, but forgot to add in the picture; that particular photo came from … Continue reading

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Product Review–Adventures of Rush Revere

I’ve been seeing references in various places to the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series, and was thinking I’d like to read some of them so I could review them for Esther’s website. When I had the opportunity to sign … Continue reading

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