Author: Christen Campbell


  • Toronto…. Is an eclectic place of people, food, architecture, and shops. I don’t think I can come for a visit and not find something to new to look at, eat, or entertain me. This recent trip I found a lovely pub The Queen and Beaver. The atmosphere was quite cozy. The den is upstairs where they…

  • As You Wish

    I just finished reading “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes. a great mini-bio on the making of the The Princess Bride.  He takes us through his journey of becoming Wesley, meeting the cast and crew, and how they too have become attached to this beloved film just like so many of us have.  Elwes tells…

  • We have decided to school X at home this year.  It has been three weeks since school started.  I am split on the decision weather it has been the correct choice.  Schooling a forth grader is a full time job and I already have two part time jobs.  Aaron and I, split the classess with…

  • For the last 3 weeks we have been helping some friends of ours with moving their restaurant.  When they first planned the move it would only be closed for 3 days, it ended up being closed for 20.  They were having real trouble with their staff being reliable and trustworthy. We helped move out of the…

  • I just recently turned 30.  For most people that is the end of their youth or their party years.  If you ask Xavier, I am now an adult.  If I am now an adult how come I have been paying a mortgage for seven years, have medical bills up to my eye balls, and have…

  •     I woke up from my nap and Aaron told me we had a problem….He said that Arya really liked my printer.      

  • On Saturday morning we took some whole bean coffee from Thousand Hills to the Buckeye Fire Department.  I wanted to thank them for taking me to the hospital in October.  I wasn’t grateful for being in the hospital, but I was very thankful that they were there to take me there and at least start…

  • Bats

    Last night Josh, a friend of ours, called us outside to witness an amazing event.  About 10 small bats were fluttering around our backyard and tress, feasting on the plentiful buffet of insects.  We were able to stand there and watch them get just out of arm’s reach for about 15 minutes. I have to…

  • I received an Epson Artisan 800 photo printer from my in-laws for Christmas last year.  The problem was that it wouldn’t print properly.  I called Epson, and they exchanged the printer.  I was yet again excited, but alas it would not print either.  Yet another call to Epson and another printer.  Yay!?!  It came with…

  • Yesterday was a hard but great day.  I knew that because Uncle James was in town that Xavier would want to go hiking.  I wanted so badly to join my family on this adventure.  So knowing that my right leg had been feeling very tight and tender, I did something that I thought I would…