River Region Comic Con 2018, AL

We are a family that loves alot of nerdy things including board games, super heroes/villains, video games, comics, MTG, and lots of more. My top 3 cartoons right now are Adventure Time, Teen Titans, and We Bare Bears. We just bought 11 more board games recently. (Watch for lots of board game reviews to come.) So when I saw that there was going to be a comic con in Montgomery I got super excited. I was even more excited when George agreed that we should go.

We started out our morning slowly. I had laughed when I saw that the  River Region Comic Con didn’t start until 10am. Nerds need their sleep too. We arrived to the doors of the Cramton bowl a little after 10. I didn’t make the time to choose the boys outfits or get them to wear costumes but the rest of us did. Jem wore her personalized Minecraft shirt that she got for Christmas as well as rainbow colored finger-less gloves, Bubbles wore some silk orange butterfly wings, Pippi wore her Fox Girl costume that she created for an AHG dance that she wasn’t able to attend, George wore his Super Nerd costume and I wore my mermaid costume shirt. There was alot of great cosplay. I couldn’t believe how good some of the costumes were. A few we saw were Ursula from the Little Mermaid, Jack, Sally and Oogie Boogie, Power Rangers, and lots more. Maybe next year we can get some kewler costumes together.

We got through the ticket line pretty quickly and then headed downstairs for the first panel. The only panel we went to was Breaking into the Industry: Stunt Work and Acting with Cody Robinson and Justin Leek. These guys did a really good job. The girls listened really well and were actually interested. It was kewl to listen to the guys talk about how much fun they had doing stunts or meeting big name actors. I would have to say now I am a fan of both Justin Leek whom we found out grew up in Montgomery as well as Cody Robinson who is also an AL native.  I wished they would have done a few stunts to show us the types of stunts and acting they do.

George heard that there were going to be D&D campaigns you could join. He thought it would be a good way to introduce the girls to Dungeons and Dragons. I don’t know much about their time playing other than they had a hard time hearing over all the other fun stuff going on. The girls had fun and it was more father-daughter bonding time. They all have asked us about getting back to Mice & Mystics or them to play more No Thank You Evil.  They may be blossoming D&D players.

The boys and I spent our time experiencing other aspects of the Comic Con. Pooh and Baby Kermit played Pokemon Stadium on N64 while Duke played Street Fighter on Sega and  Mario on Super NES. There were alot of other consoles including VR but there were lines to play. I bought each of the boys a kewl Skylanders vehicle to keep them entertained for a few minutes. I also did a smart thing and fed them. The boys are bears if they don’t eat so I bought them all hotdogs. They didn’t have tables set up for dining so I took the boys outside to get some air. Then we walked to the car to get one of the many drinks we keep in the car. The last thing we did was watch some girls dance. They were dressed in some Japanese girl character outfits. I don’t know much about that kinda stuff but It was outside so we went.

I am glad we were able to attend the first River Region Comic Con. It was alot of fun and can only get better.




Portal Knights

I’m pretty sure you can play this on Mac but Pc is probably better. You can get this game pretty much every where (Xbox, PC, Mac, Ps4,) Here is the official website (https://www.portalknights.com/en/). But for me Steam is the one I’m using. First You might want to go to (https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri). To see if you can run it. You don’t have to go to the website if you don’t want to. Anyway, so you can be a warrior, ranger, or mage. My favorite is the Mage because you can do spells and your wand is like a bow and sword combined. I also like that you can be a boy or girl. I just wish you could have longer hair.

Copied from( https://portalknights.gamepedia.com/Getting_Started )

Getting started with the game is not that hard. Once you spawn, you might notice the quest in the top left corner of your screen. Completing these quests is quite useful and will teach you some of the basic mechanics of the game. You can find quests by giant floating orbs above buildings.

For the first few quests they will ask you to move and look around. I don’t think this needs any explaining. After this the game will ask you to complete the 3 remaining quests.


So, the Game controls are if you’re using PC (I don’t know what the other ones are):

The mouse right click to hit and place blocks.

W and S are to move back and front.

A and D are side to side.

When you are fighting push shift to cartwheel to the side.

M for the map



What’s Ur opinion????

Mom: I like it a lot but it ends. And You fall off the world 😦


(Me) Jem: Awesome, Wish I could do a video.

Q&A with Craftee Kim

It’s been a while since I have done a Q&A so I thought it’s about time. This time my Sister-in-law and one of my best friends, Becca asked the questions. I answered the questions as openly and honest as if I were answering her.

Q1.What are the kids’ favorite snacks?

A: Jem: nuts Pippi: ice cream Bubbles: popcorn Duke: celery with peanut butter and raisins Pooh: popcorn Baby Kermit: celery with peanut butter and raisins

Q2. Have you read any good new books lately?

A:The last book I read was Insurgent lol but George just bought me the box set of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books. Jem told me she has read the first two books and really liked them so I am excited.

Q3. Are there any destinations you’d like to travel to?

A: I want to go to Rome. I want to finally see the Pope. I want to take in a foreign country with my personal tour guide, my husband. George went early in in military career before we met. I’m excited for him to show me all the sights he remembers visiting and more. Taking lots of pictures and traveling with George seems like a far-off dream.

Q4.What do you recommend for on the road entertainment while traveling with the kids?

A: work/sticker/activity books, DVDs, music, car games, and books or books on CD. Work/sticker/activity books are great. You can find these at Dollar Tree, Michaels, Walmart, Or Ollies if you have one near you. You can buy books with assorted activities or just mazes depending on what your kiddos like.  We have a DVD player in our big van so the kids have fun watching movies they haven’t seen a while or some weird cartoon Dad has picked up. We try to use it mostly at night or when we are trying to urge some of the kiddos to take a nap. We are a family that loves music. I sit here listening to music as I type this. (tehe) The kids also like to play the usual I Spy car games as well as the alphabet food game. We are also a family of readers, so books are always in the van. We will sometimes take turns reading a book aloud or have bought and listened to many Rush Revere books while on a trip.

Q5. What is your next painting project going to be?

A: I recently bought some 5×7 canvases. As soon as I saw them I thought they were perfect for postcards.  I plan on doing some postcard style painting. I already have one beach scene planned out.

Q6. Any ideas what to do with broken Crayons?

A: Crayons never seem to last very long around our house. They either get eaten or thrown away. Throw them away? At least that’s what the non-crafty side of me would say. I would say check out these ideas and try some out : https://www.disneybaby.com/blog/16-clever-ways-to-use-broken-crayons/ I want to try out the pumpkin one 😊

Q7.Are there any favorite recipes that you use weekly for dinner?

A: Here are our top 5 favorite meals:

  1. Parmesan pasta soup: http://brookelark.com/blog/2017/3/24/5-ingredient-cozy-pasta-parmesan-soup
  2. Steak and Gravy: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/crockpot-steak-gravy/
  3. Teriyaki chicken: https://lilluna.com/crock-pot-teriyaki-chicken/
  4. Potato soup: http://simplymadewithlove.blogspot.com/2013/12/easy-crockpot-potato-soup.html
  5. Taco soup: https://athomewiththebarkers.com/taco-soup/

To find more of our favorite recipes or ones we are itching to try check us out on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/adventureswsix/

Q8.What is something you would change about the world if you could?

A: That everyone knew and loved Jesus. I know it sounds cheesy and overly religious but I want everyone to go to Heaven. I want people to be kind and help one another. I want the original sin of Adam and Eve to never have happened. I want us all to be in paradise.

Q9.What is one thing in your life that you would have done differently if given the chance?

A: I would have spent more time with my Dad. It’s ironic how we never know when we are going to lose someone and then wish we had more time with them. I wish that every day. I wish I would have had the chance to say good-bye and tell him I love him.

Q10.Where would you like your next date night to be?

A: I have really high expectations for date night since we haven’t had one in over a year. I want laser tag, Chili’s, bowling, beach walk, and game night with adults. I realize that’s very unlikely so I’ll settle for bowling. Why bowling? George and I did alot of bowling when we first met. Neither of us is very good but we always had fun.

Spiders Vs Butterflies by Pippi

Hi, Pippi here I’m writing this so that you may understand my fear of spiders and understand why I love butterflies.

Mom and I dislike spiders for many reasons but mostly because, they get in your shoes, under your bed, in your hair and basically anywhere. And what if scientist found out how to make things bigger. Just imagine giant spiders roaming the streets and making giant webs all over the place. But maybe that won’t happen, but spider could grow huge.  Just saying. . .

I like butterflies not spiders. Butterflies have really pretty wings and they are so colorful.  Butterflies drink nectar not bug blood. Butterflies don’t spin webs. Come on why can’t spiders stay outside like butterflies. You never see a butterfly flying around the house. Here is a poem I came up with to help you understand a little bit better.


                                                             O such good hiders

                                                              Those ugly spiders

                                                              Creepy, crawly

                                                              And o so sprawly

                                                              O that nasty arachnid

                              Even little Miss Muffet almost sat on it, Almost put her hat on it.


I sincerely hope that you now understand why I like butterflies and if you still like or love spiders then at least choose another insect to like. If you now fear giant spiders I am so sorry let’s hope the world does not come to that.

Your favorite of the six,

                                                                                      ~ Pippi  

Vulcan Park, AL

Hi there! so a little context to Jem’s blog post. That day we went to pick up the grandparents from the airport in Birmingham, AL. We decided to spend the day in Birmingham so that we could see a drive through light display before heading back to Montgomery. We also stopped by Red Mountain Park for a short visit.


Dad decided that he was gonna take Grandpa, Grandma, and us to Vulcan park. (I think it wasn’t even a park. Where was the playground?). I don’t know what it cost but dad got some percent off because he is military (I think grandpa was in the military too). We got a list of what we had to find and questions we had to answer. A scavenger hunt. Most of the stuff was in the museum so we went in there first. It talked about how steel was made, the convention fair (You know the one with the giant chocolate Statue of Liberty?), and how Vulcan was made. I could explain how long it took and what was on the list but I’m not. There was a small gift shop and I looked at this book called the Ghost in the Saw Mill (if you look on the web for it, you won’t find it). We eventually got bored and headed up to the tower with Vulcan on top. (Did you know he’s the “god” of blacksmiths?) When we were on the top, the wind messed up my hair. At least my glasses didn’t fall off. And of course we left.

P.s. I threw a pencil down from way up there:/