Week-end: links & life {vol. 52}

“Laura stood up on the board and Pa held her safe by the arm, so she could see the town. When she saw it, she could hardly breathe. She knew how Yankee Doodle felt, when he could not see the town because there were so many houses.”

– from Little House in the Big Woods

going to town

Wilmington is a fun town with a neat vibe. We spent most of the day in the big town to do some shopping at stores we don’t have near us (like Trader Joe’s) and made way too many jokes about going to town like the Ingalls family. While in town, we parked the horse and wagon, and had lunch at a delightful cafe where I ate a burger as big as my head.

from around the web:

right here at home:

I’d planned to start back to homeschooling this week, but Sunday night Jem was sick, and the new math I’d ordered to start with Scout didn’t come til mid-week, and I’ve been fighting a cold/cough. So instead, I tackled more boxes — and I’m winning! Only five more boxes left to unpack!


We’ve been taking on some DIY projects, donating more things we don’t need, and generally trying to get our new house looking and feeling like home. It’s getting there. But goodness, gracious, we need a routine ASAP!

At the beach to watch the sun set after a family bike ride:

group selfie at the beach

I’m short on words this week, but I’m still linking up with my friends Kris and Mary. Follow me on instagram for more of the highlights from our days in our new home. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!