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Five Things Friday – All the Happy Happy Things

Five Things Friday – All the Happy Happy Things

My happy meter is pretty much pegged out these days, and I thought I would share a few happy things with you guys today!

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1.  We’re camping this weekend!  It’s our first time out this year, and we were READY!  We stayed pretty close to home and don’t have a lot of stuff planned. Maybe a short hike tomorrow. Lots of relaaaaaxing is the primary goal!

 

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2. I recently purchased this awesome, custom necklace from my local Plunder consultant!  I just love it!  It makes me really happy!

 

3.  Gene and I are going to the insanely crazy  St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah next week!  Yikes!  I’m equally excited and terrified!  We purchased tickets from the Savannah Theatre, so we’ll have reserved seats, security, bathrooms, and lots of food.  Hopefully it’ll be a fun experience. Stay tuned!

 

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4.  I’m gearing up for my first homeschool convention of the season!  I’ll be representing Sonlight Curriculum at the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) Convention next month. My team and I are excited to get back in our NEW, BEAUTIFUL booth and talk to families about homeschooling with Sonlight!

5.  We’re getting details nailed down for our trip to Alaska in May!  I’ll be working at three homeschool conventions there and then we’ll get to see our son!  He’s stationed there with the Air Force, and I just can’t wait to see him and explore Alaska together!

Add to this list a visit from my oldest niece (#gabfest #shopping), the new Beauty and the Beast movie, flowers blooming everywhere, gorgeous weather, all kinds of great stuff happening at our church, getting to know new friends, a great Bible study for Lent…the list goes on and on!  I thank God for these opportunities!

What’s something happy going on with YOU today?!?  Leave a comment and let me know!  I’ll be happy to be happy with you!

Sesqui: Come Out & Play!

Sesqui: Come Out & Play!

I love the tagline for South Carolina’s State Parks:  “Come Out & Play!”  How perfect is that!  My husband and I decided to do just that by camping at Sesquicentennial State Park last weekend.  Sesqui (as the locals call it) is near Columbia, South Carolina, and it’s lovely.  I’ll keep words to a minimum on this post.  Enjoy the photos of this beautiful park!

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This is the beginning of the 2-mile trail around the lake.
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The trees on this part of the trail are just stunning.
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I like the reflections in this picture of the pond.  It’s hard to tell where the trees end the the reflection begins!
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The trail around the pond is paved, so it’s stroller-friendly.
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There are benches along the trail…
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…and the trails are well marked.  (If you’re on the white trail, you follow the white arrows.)  There are hiking trails as well as a mountain bike trail.
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biking Sooooo pretty!  And peaceful!
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Campsite sweet campsite!  (Watch for a future post about how to get started camping.)
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The park offers very affordable rentals for canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and stand up paddle boards.
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This was my first time canoeing!  When we kayak, Gene and I each have our own kayaks, so I wasn’t sure how sharing one boat would go.  We had a great time and were still speaking to each other when we got back to shore!
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We enjoyed our weekend at Sesqui!  It’s perfect for a day trip or a weekend camping trip.  Check it out!

Do you have a favorite state park?  Share in the comments below so we can all get some good recommendations!

 

Come Out & Play in your South Carolina State Parks!
Come Out & Play in your South Carolina State Parks!