Category Archives: The 52 Experiences

A Look Back at 2013

We really enjoyed our second year of trying new experiences as a family.  Here is a look back at 2013 in numbers. 50:  New Experiences.  We were so close to reaching our goal of trying 52 New Experiences.  The Type A side … Continue reading

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New Experience #50: Glass Fusing

“Glass fusing?  What in America is that?” Those were Luke’s exact words when I suggested we try glass fusing as New Experience #50 this year. When I told the kids that it was similar to our mosaic making experience from … Continue reading

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New Experiences #46-48: Holiday Lights and Music– Both Humble and Spectacular

Christmas is so much fun when you have children.  They really do make the season seem so much more magical.  I try to feed into their enthusiasm and find activities that we will all enjoy. The day after Thanksgiving, we … Continue reading

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New Experience #42: Dissected An Owl Pellet

I share an Amazon Prime account with my sister, so she finds out about my purchases very soon after I make them.  When she saw that I ordered a set of owl pellets, she said we might have to separate … Continue reading

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New Experience #35: Colored a Smile

Now that I am back to work full-time and the kids are in school full-time, I worry that we won’t always be able to find time for a New Experience.  I have decided that I can’t worry about what may … Continue reading

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New Experience #33: Mosaic Art

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a New Experience takes a lot of work.  Finding time in our busy schedules and thinking of an activity that everyone will enjoy is sometimes more time-consuming than the activity itself.  But, occasionally, … Continue reading

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New Experience #32: Walked on Eggshells

This was a super short, super easy new experience that the kids loved.  We walked across 5 dozen uncooked eggs! I found the idea on Pinterest, and it led me to Housing a Forest, a fabulous blog with lots of … Continue reading

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