We're back, and raring to go!

Well, we sort’ve fell off the face of the earth for a while, but we’re back now!

We took a trip to Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village, AR. It was a nice trip!

We had car trouble while up there, which meant our trip was cut short, but the weather was really nice. Cold. But nice.? We stayed in a cabin.? We drove to the closest Walmart, which was actually in Mississippi.? The bridge, in my opinion was scary! I don’t do bridges.

We all took a travel journal along, and we made notes about the drive to, the visit, and the trip home. We are only about 3.5 hours away, and I think we’ve decided to repeat this trip. Once we crossed the state line, at Ashley County, AR, the roads all seem to be littered decorated with cotton!

I’ve never, EVER seen this much cotton just lying on the ground.? I wanted to stop and pick some up for my journal!? I mean, it’s cotton… Arkansas cotton! I really wanted some.? Joe, my darling, sweet husband, did allow me to stop and get a small handful!

Oddly enough, just a few weeks ago, we learned that there’s a Chicot State Park right here in Louisiana!

We went on a Nature Trail while in Arkansas. It was really nice. It was the first time the whole family went on a Nature Walk together.?

We saw some very interesting looking trees, leaves, and plants!

It was so nice to be able to take school on the road! The girls got their own digital cameras to snap photos! Everything was more fun because we were doing it at Lake Chicot!

A few weeks ago, we had our 1970s party! What a blast that was!? To prepare, we listened to a lot of music from the decade! I thought it would make me hate all things ’70s, but it was actually quite awesome, err… groovy!

The kids got to make their own pet rocks and blue jean pocket purses. We danced, of course! We had our own version of the Soul Train Danceline. There was School House Rock on in the background (and most of the kids REALLY enjoyed it!)
No party at our home is truly a party without a game of musical chairs!? I love how creative the parents were with the outfits.? The 70s was a time where a lot of fashions crossed over, and it was evident at the party!? Face wore a dashiki and bell bottoms with black boots, Flower Picker wore a Peace Sign shirt with bell bottoms, and #1 Son wore a suit that my dad had from the 70s.? I don’t know why he still had it, but it came in handy! I even made a T-shirt for Joe (Keep On Truckin’)

It was a blast!? All the children are either in our congregation, or children of friends who are in our congregation!

Now, we’re back to school… we joined the Arbor Day foundation and our trees arrived last week. Tomorrow, we will be planting!? We received 3 Eastern Redbud trees, 4 White Flowering Dogwoods, 3 Golden Raintrees and a Crape Myrtle.

So, that was a lot to update, but, we did a lot!? I’m hoping the kids are as excited as I am to get back into the swing of things!

~Jackie 😉

About Just Jackie

I'm a wife and mommy with varied interests. I am self-employed as a Handcrafted Soap Artisan. I home school my two youngest children, who help me save big with coupons! I enjoy crocheting, sewing, woodworking and many other crafts.
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