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Papa Train Has Been B.U.S.Y.

Things are always wild and CRAZY here at the Train house. But they have been even crazier for the past couple of months. Several months ago, Papa Train came up with an idea. He had a vision. His vision was to make a way for bloggers and blog owners to connect with each other and […]

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Move Over iPad...

Move Over iPad…

…and hello Chromebook! A few weeks ago, Papa Train decided it was time for me to get a new computer. I have a desktop in my bedroom with a bum CD/DVD drive (a toy got lost in it) and some faulty memory. I also have an iPad that has been taken over by 4 little […]

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Alcatraz Part Two: The Prison

As promised, today I take you into the Alcatraz Prison.  I was surprised by the smallness of the actual prison.  I guess I expected it to be larger.   The prison pretty much consisted of three main hallways, “D” block, or solitary confinement, a library, the mess hall & kitchen, where they had painted the […]

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Alcatraz Part One: The Grounds

Another highlight from our recent trip to San Francisco was our visit to Alcatraz Island, home of the famous federal prison.  One thing that really struck me was how beautiful the grounds were.  I wasn’t expecting that.  The nickname for the island is “The Rock”, so I guess I was just expecting to see a […]

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a unique event that raises awareness and funds to fight cancer.  This post may get a little long, so if you already know about Relay and want to sign up to join my team or to help by making a donation, feel free to skip the rest of this post and […]

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DIY Wand Making

I’m no Olivander, but I must say we did a pretty rockin’ job on these homemade wands.  I was so pleased with the way they turned out! We found THIS awesome tutorial online on how to make wands and followed it. You start with dowel rods, construction paper and glue. After they dry, you cut […]

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Free Christmas Printables

Free Christmas Printables

I love all the Subway art that’s been out and about lately.  I decided to try my hand at making a couple of prints and I whipped up a couple to use in my decorating this year.  I also decided to share with you, our few lovely readers!   These are made to be 8×10 […]

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My Christmas Mantle

I am so pleased with my DIY Christmas decorations this year.  I’ve had a slight obsession with mason jars lately, so I decided to incorporate them into my holiday decor this year.  I was also in the mood for jingle bells and candy canes, so this is what I came up with! First, I found these cute […]

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A Few Things About Me: Mama Train

I want to make a list like Mama Tutu……..she is so cool. :)  So, here goes! A Few Things About Me: Mama Train I love Jesus I’m Ryan’s wife Jacob, Gaige, and Baby J’s Mama Expecting Boy #4 in September – Baby Micah Foster Mama – although I’ll be out of commission for awhile Mama […]

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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air, and we are loving it!!  We’ve had the windows open, and the girls are spending lots of time outdoors.  The weather has been beautiful!  Here are a few “signs of Spring” photos that I thought I’d share with you. Roses.  We have a ginormous rose bush in the back yard […]

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