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Yes, I’m a Horrible Blogger . . . 

Published July 12, 2016 by Jana

I’ve been very neglectful.  Part of the reason is very little WiFi connections. I can’t upload pictures from the computer without it.  

Another reason is time.  I don’t know how these mommy bloggers do it.  It takes me so much time to get pictures edited, write something even slightly coherent and then add the pictures to it.  They are obviously better at time management than I am.  

These kids sucks the energy and brains right out of me.  Maybe if I had them all the time and got them organized . . .  

Anyway, we are in CA about an hour south if Yosemite.  This campground is great for kids!   

The last 2 days were spent at Morro Bay and that area.  I was there about 3 years ago and fell in love with the area.  I wanted to spend more time there, but campgrounds fill up fast.  I tried booking space a couple months ago, but everywhere was full.  So we drove and stayed 1 night at a hotel.  That made me appreciate my rolling home even more!

I got a bunch of pictures uploaded, thanks to the hotel WiFi, so I will get posts up about the last few weeks up . . . eventually!

We went on a whale watch cruise.  I thought the girls would be fine, they love roller coasters.  But . . .

Neither actually barfed, but they were miserable for a bit.

I took a few pics with the phone, so enjoy!

There is no signal of any kind at out current campground.  So no communication for a while.

Happy travels,

Jana, MacKenzie and Baylee

Baylee is 8!

Published June 5, 2016 by Jana

Ok, the pics are all out of order and it’s such a pain to fix on the phone.  But here’s the jist of the day . . .











Breakfast treat of a donut, visited Ozone Falls, where parts of the new Jungle Book movie were filmed, visited Cumberland Mountain State Park.

Mommy and Daddy came for a visit and we went to Chuckles Amusement and dinner at Ryan’s. 

Then roller skating for 3 1/2 hours.  It was a busy day, Baylee said it was the best birthday!  Success!

Jana, MacKenzie and Baylee

Young vs. Old

Published May 31, 2016 by Jana

We went swimming, pretty much all day.  In the lake in the morning, home for lunch, then to the pool for the afternoon.


When I was younger I could spend hours and hours in the water.  Just jump right in, like ripping a bandaid off really fast, get the pain/cold over with in one quick burst. 




Today I spent at least 15 minutes every time I got into the water going slow, getting used to it.  Mentally, I knew one jump or dunk would get it over with fast, but I just couldn’t do it.


I think I now have my definition of young and old, at least for me. 

Jana, MacKenzie and Baylee

Soon . . .

Published May 29, 2016 by Jana

Tomorrow the girls and I head out for about 3 months of traveling!  Excited and anxious at the same time. 



We have been here in PA for a week, visiting people we probably won’t see for some time.  I will miss everyone, but am looking forward to seeing new faces and places. 




Also had them doing a little work.  They really wanted to paint some trim, for about 15 minutes of the 30 minutes it took, lol.  Then they were tired, back hurt, etc.


Doing this post from my phone, hope everything looks OK!  If this works well, there will most likely be more regular updates.  Because finding WiFi for the laptop can be a pain on the road!

Happy travels to all!
Jana, MacKenzie and Baylee

Busy, Busy, Busy

Published July 2, 2015 by Jana

The girls have been a big help with getting some work done around Aunt Jen’s house.  They tend to moan and groan a lot, but when I use the “Mom” voice, they snap to attentions and get to work.  My Mom had that voice, and apparently I have it as well!

We burned several huge piles of brush, trees and bushes.

And a side note, all these pictures were taken with my phone.  Pretty awesome!

This is the before pic. We dragged half of it out to the fire pit before we started burning, then kept adding to the fire.

Huge amount of ash was made, we even had a structural collapse in the fire pit!

It looks like Kenzie is on fire! They were pretty far back, enjoying the “hot snow” as they called it.

We kept the fire going pretty late one night.  It’s at least 10 feet tall!  See Jen for reference!


They do like drawing on the driveway! This was a really hot day. They had their swimsuits on to clean some toys I bought from a Facebook yard sale. They both had brush burns on their bottoms from moving around on the macadam! They won’t be doing that again!

We have eaten out at several places. This is a Chinese buffet in Hamburg. This was Kenzies dessert plate, 3 assorted cakes and General Tso’s chicken! She really liked the chicken! Baylee stuck to chicken nuggets and fries, lol!


When I was still working I bought a bunch of gift cards, for when I knew money would be in less abundance. We used this to visit Red Robin. The girls had kids meals and refilled the side of mandarin orange slices 3 times! I will be buying some of those for snack time!


We attended the Chester County Balloon Festival. Yes, for a fee, you could take a SCUBA lesson at a balloon festival! It was a little disappointing. The balloons couldn’t fly because it was too windy to launch. They had the baskets set up, with the burners, so we got to see them. The girls even got to get into one. I didn’t get pics, my phone battery was too low! 😦

They had a balloon laying down and, for a fee, we got to go inside and play.  It was rolling the girls around as the wind pushed it!

I would have freaked out if that thing was rolling over me like that! They loved it, I just stood in the super breeze from the fan!

There was a helicopter they could sit in. Aunt Jen gave them flying tips! This was about the only free thing there. They advertised all these activities on the website, but neglected to mention there was a fee for them, even after paying $30 just to get in. I will not be attending this event again!


There was a kids section where, for a fee, they could do several activities. Kenzie did extremely well on the flight simulator! Baylee nose dived into the ground almost immediately after take off! lol


I had to get my car inspected. They were driving toy cars on Chevy, the garage cat, poor Chevy!

One rainy day we stayed in our jammies all day, watched TV and ate in bed. They loved it! I found a decent show they really like on Netflix. It’s about mermaids and their adventures. Not spoiled, snotty brats who talk back to their parents.


I have a plumbing issue in my house so we are spending a little more time in Aunt Jens house.

Jack has gotten comfortable enough with the girls to lay on the sofa with them.  But only at their feet!

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I was packing for the girls to visit Aunt Shelly for about 10 days. Jack had to investigate.

Manny loved laying on the suitcase lid. He stayed put, even when I spun the suitcase around!


Jack has a serious fascination with this bag I got in Peru.

He stayed laying on it, even after I dragged him out of the bathroom on it.

Lazy Maisey! Can’t even hold up her head!

Jen and I attended the neighbors annual picnic. These were great, tasted like Kool Ade!



With the recent heavy rains, Jen has had a bumper crop of mushrooms, here are a few . . .

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Finally, a lovely sunset after a rainy day.

Later all!