Friday, June 19, 2009

LIFE is Good 2009 Unschooling Conference

I've been trying to figure out how to write about this experience. Words don't do it justice. And the pictures we took were few. So, with permission from others, I compiled a slide show. It gives the feel of the conference, at least a touch of it. The LIFE is Good Conference is far more - and more fun than should be allowed. The Vibrations and Amy Steinberg actually gave a having their music a part of the video is a must. Here we are:

LIFE is Good Unschooling Conference 2009 from Beachbum on Vimeo.

Here is one that is more personal to our family and friends from's a bit shorter, too... I've included some pictures from our stay with friends in Corvallis, OR. We were able to stay at the Gold's house for 5 days! We saw the Hessels, Cabatics, Golds, Lugos, Waynsforths (before they headed home to England!), Diana and Hayden and Scott, and the Holcombs (at the park before they went home to CO). Anyway, good times.

LIFE and our days in Corvallis from Beachbum on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ok, granted it's now considered tomorrow...but still.

This made me laugh.

Thanks, Crystal, for the random comment that started the banter on facebook.

Thanks, Ronnie for posting the link!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Well, we were at Mandy's last week and we came home with some great peaches! This is what we did with ours - after seeing THIS! Great idea, friends!

Here is a short slideshow of our time at Mandy's as we helped her can some of those divine peaches.

Peaches and fun from Beachbum on Vimeo.

Somehow the picture of Juliet didn't get in the here it is. Juliet with her butterfly face :

Kade's art

Yesterday as I was painting, Kade was painting. Here is his work with the flowers he picked for me, too. Happy, happy Mama.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Well, here it is!

I decided to paint you can see. So it is now bright and happy for this bright and happy soul.

Meanwhile, Kade painted his own wood. When he finishes it, I'll ask him if I can take a picture of it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I need some ideas

I have a cd case that needs some decoration. It's a bright blue color. What should I put on it? Flowers? Dragonflies? Vines? Frogs? Peace signs? Spots?

Ideas, anyone?


Right now there is laughter so true that it is making tears. I love it when Kade laughs. At first it is kinda loud. Then as he lets himself go it gets really quiet...and pretty soon there is a huge intake of breath and it's back to the almost silent laugh. Such great sounds to hear.