Category Archives: Family Fun

Geocaching How To: What Not to Leave Behind in a Cache

Geocaching How To: Trade Items to Avoid. When you are just starting, you may be thinking a lot about geocaching trade items. It’s so much fun to think about what you might leave behind in each cache you visit. However, it is equally important to think about what you shouldn’t be leaving behind in a cache. I have… Keep Reading »

Geocaching Swag – Little Treasures Add Up to Big Geocaching Fun!

You probably won’t have been geocaching for long before you encounter the term geocaching swag.  You may be wondering what that is.  While not strictly necessary to play the game, swag helps make geocaching even more enjoyable. Geocaching swag is another term for trade items.  Many geocaches that you find will contain inexpensive little trinkets.  These trinkets are… Keep Reading »

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

My kids are a bit obsessed with treasure hunting, thanks to the fact that we go geocaching and letterboxing frequently.  So when my youngest daughter asked me a few weeks ago to have an Easter egg hunt, the idea for an Easter egg treasure hunt came to me.  This is the same daughter who insisted on a treasure… Keep Reading »

Hop – a new Easter Classic

We had the opportunity to watch Hop over the weekend. The girls have been watching a ton of Easter movies lately and wanted to rent . We didn’t go see it in the theater last year because I am not overly fond of movies that blend live action with animation. (I am not a fan of movies with… Keep Reading »

Outdoor Fun with Letterboxing

September 24th is Worldwide Day of Play which encourages families to turn off tvs, shut down the computer, and get outside for some fun and physical activity.  In honor of Worldwide Day of Play, I would like to share with you about our family’s favorite way to play outdoors. We are a family of avid letterboxers.  If you… Keep Reading »

Letterboxing – Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family

The Little One finding a letterbox. Does the warmer weather have you looking for a fun outdoor activity that your family can do for free?  Then you might want to look into letterboxing.  It’s similar to geocaching, but there is no expensive equipment to buy.  Letterboxing combines treasure hunting, puzzle solving, and a bit of art into an… Keep Reading »

A Christmas Tree Full of Memories

Our tree may not win any decorating contests, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  From the angel on the top of the tree my grandma crocheted, to the handmade ornaments my kids made at school, every decoration is special.  Every year when we put ornaments on the tree, it is like looking back through a scrapbook… Keep Reading »