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A rather expensive cup of hot chocolate!

It was definitely a Monday here today! Know what I mean?! Just before snack Daniel decided that he didn’t want the smoothie that I had planned on making but instead was going to make himself some hot chocolate. I stayed working on my computer until he had finished. He took his quart of chocolate (yes, he likes a lot) and went and sat down whilst reading a book on the Incas. Whilst I was blending the... read more

Church in the dark followed by sledding!

6 photos in this post. Sunday morning we awoke to snow! Real snow! First though it was time to get ready for church. When we arrived there was very little light. One of the phases was out. Our church owns the old Roy Rogers theatre here in Branson so it is a big building with two different phases of electricity. With no sound equipment we all crowded towards the front and then the lights went out... read more

First hike of the year :)

Wednesday was a glorious day. With temps heading up near 60, we decided that after breakfast we would all get out for some exercise and fresh air. Cycling to the trail head, the bikes were parked and, we headed out into the woods (Conservation Area). Hovis came with us and we hiked up to the Lookout Tower by Route 76 in Branson. Michelle wasn’t working so also came along. It was a WONDERFUL walk and... read more

Ducks on the ice

After several days of frigid weather I was ready to get outside! SO was Hovis! (Kids have been out regardless, skidding on ice and exploring.) Today it hit 32F so although still cold, warm enough for a bike ride. With a letter to mail, we all (including Hovis) headed out to cycle to the front entrance which is probably a mile from where we are camping. The sun was shining and it just felt good to be out... read more

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