Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blue Jay Point County Park

Blue Jay Point is one of a handful of parks operated by Wake County in central North Carolina. I had the privilege to work with Wake County park staff as an intern during my post-graduate degree. As a result, I received one heck of an education about government, park planning and how it all fits together to provide open space and leisure opportunities to a populace. Nearly a decade after my internship with Wake County, I was contacted via comment on my blog by the current park manager at Blue Jay Point County Park about using a photo she saw there. Of course I said yes.
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wake County
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wake County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are looking to get back to nature in the Raleigh area check out Wake County Parks. Blue Jay Point is a prime destination for Environmental Education and a great place to hike and fish. Check out the brochure for more info and be sure and note the little fisherman on the last page.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Presenting Jonah the Director

Jonah was the creator and director of these Lego shorts. I'm sure it is the first of many to come.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to Me

As a homeschooling mom, this makes my day - both kids wrote me a Mother's Day card without prompting or help of any kind. I have arrived! :-)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Flea Market Finds and Family Time

Lutheran Haven in Oviedo had it's biannual yardsale today. We visited the sale with a grandma today and had a lovely time. Perks of living closer to family these days. We managed to pick up a couple of awesome bargains too. The adults were happy to find an Aussie brand grill with side burner for $20 - no rust and it started right up when we brought it home.
The kids took their allowance in case they found something interesting. Elisabeth purchased a pink, plush, stick unicorn with prancing sound for $2. It was surprisingly clean and intact. We didn't even realize the sound worked until I turned on the battery pack. She also found a baby carrier for her dolls for 50 cents. She was thrilled.

Jonah picked up a handful of figures for a $1 which included a Safari Ltd. Purple Chinese Dragon figurine that usually retails for $10 or more. 

Quality family time and bargains - love it!