Our Week Long Trip to Eastern Oregon (Bend/La Pine)

  We just got from a wonderful weeklong camping adventure to Eastern Oregon. We stayed at the Thousand Trails Bend/ La Pine campground. Since Darren (hubby) is working full time while we travel this year, we have created a system where he wakes up super early to start work, then we hang out at campContinue reading “Our Week Long Trip to Eastern Oregon (Bend/La Pine)”

How to Avoid Homeschool Burn Out

  Last week on our RaisingRices Instagram page I talked about ways to avoid homeschool burn out. This is such a needed conversation because BURN OUT happens! Especially starting in February, so if you have felt burn out, trust me you are not alone. So, what can we do? Well continue reading for some valuableContinue reading “How to Avoid Homeschool Burn Out”

Camping at Seaside Thousand Trails

We have officially entered the first camping trip of our 2022 season! A quick background to give you an idea of how we are making this camping season work for us: my (Marissa’s) grandparents have been campers for a long time, in fact I have many memories of camping with them growing up. My grandpaContinue reading “Camping at Seaside Thousand Trails”

Vlog – Quilting Day with Nana

Madeline and I had the opportunity to do a quilting day with Nana. We went to Nana’s house Friday evening started sewing then Madeline got to stay the night and the next day (Saturday) we worked until noon. It was a short, sweet, and successful time together. Each of us had a project we wereContinue reading “Vlog – Quilting Day with Nana”

Vlog- Volunteering at Echo Horse Ranch

It has been 4 months now of the kids and I volunteering at Echo Horse Ranch. This is a rescue ranch for horses that have had abuse or neglect in their past. It was important to Darren and I to find something for our kids to serve and learn hard work at, and Echo RanchContinue reading “Vlog- Volunteering at Echo Horse Ranch”

Redemptive Discipline

Redemptive Discipline The first time I heard this expression was when I was attending BSF as women’s bible study that also had a nursery, preschool, and homeschool areas where they would teach the bible concept the moms were learning too. A wonderful time I had in this program, and this is where I heard theContinue reading “Redemptive Discipline”

Vlog – Sausage Making for our First Time

One of our goals as we prepare for our future homestead is to start to learn and experience the different parts of the process that we can do without yet living on our land. In today’s vlog you will get to see PART 2 of our sausage making adventure. Darren and boys along with GrandpaContinue reading “Vlog – Sausage Making for our First Time”

6 Months Living in a Trailer and Now What?

We have officially made it 6 months (183 days) of living in our trailer. If you would have asked me 6 months ago if I thought it was possible for our family of 7 to make it with our sanity in tack, living in a trailer for 6 months I would have not thought itContinue reading “6 Months Living in a Trailer and Now What?”

Vlog- Our First Great Wolf Adventure

Our family just had our very first Great Wolf Lodge experience! We had a great time and learned a lot. Here is our Vlog is all about our adventure! We have also created a detailed blog (HERE!) sharing all our tips, tricks and lessons learned. ENJOY!  

Great Wolf Lodge – Tips and Tricks

Our family got to experience our very FIRST Great Wolf Lodge experience! And Boy Oh Boy it was an ADVENTURE! We learned a lot and we are excited to share our experience, and tips that helped our family on a memorable trip. The follow experiences, ideas, tips and tricks shared will be based on whatContinue reading “Great Wolf Lodge – Tips and Tricks”

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