~A Busy Week~

It's a little shocking to realize that we are in our 6th day of July. I mean, it was just last week when we finished up our schooling, wasn't it? Actually it was almost two months ago.  Jamie pointed out last week it was already the end of June and how he was a little surprised to realize that school would be starting back soon.

This week I have been working on packing for 4H camp next week. I really don't know who is more excited   about camp, me or Jamie. This is his first summer of going to camp and he is excited, although you can't really tell it. Actually, I haven't started the packing process, but I've been working on figuring out what he has and what he hasn't so we would know what to purchase while shopping.

Today, I spent the day finishing up the final shopping. I'm really proud of myself, I found most of his camp clothes at two thrift stores and picked up a new pair of sneakers along with some rain gear, sunscreen and flip flops for the showers. I only spent 3 hours running around. Anyone who knows me, know that I don't usually spend that length of time shopping. ~ I really dislike it!

I received a much anticipated box of curriculum in the mail yesterday. I have been chomping at the bit waiting for it and thought it would never get here. I found the ALL AMERICAN HISTORY and after reading many, many reviews, I believe this is going to be a perfect fit for us. I spent a couple of hours looking through it  and from what I see, we're really going to love it.

I have potatoes in the crock pot for baked potatoes for supper. Did you know you can have tasty baked potatoes without heating up the kitchen? You can! All you have to do is watch them good and pierce them with a fork and place them in the crock pot on high for about 4 hours. I don't wrap butter/grease the skins or wrap foil around the potatoes. The only thing I do is move them around a couple of times during the cooking process. Yummy!

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  1. Curriculum boxes are our favorite!!!

    Popping in from WWU

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    1. Hi Stefanie!

      Thanks for visiting. We love curriculum boxes, they are the best!

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  2. I've been eyeing All American History for later on, so I hope you enjoy it :).

    Love the potatoes in the crock pot trick!! I do it with sweet potatoes all the time, only I wrap mine in foil first.

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    1. Hello Paige!

      I was really stumped about our History for this year when I stumbled across All American History. Just flipping through it makes me happy.

      We haven't had sweet potatoes in a while, I'll have remember to cook them in the crock pot the next time we have them.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Mmmm ... baked potatoes sound so good!

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    1. Hi Nicole!

      We love baked potatoes at our house. Cooking them in the crock pot is out of this world for me. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I hate packing for camp, but it sounds like you are almost under control! I love that you send clothes that can get ruined or lost with no worries!

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    1. Hi Patty!

      Since this is 4H camp and the kids will be out in the salt marsh doing some studies, they recommended old clothes for all week. I have old towels and wash cloths stored away for times like this. Hopefully they all make it back home, but if not, oh well.

      Thanks for visiting!

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