Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Geography Album: Missouri, "The Show Me State," Revisited

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
The Gateway Arch was built at the Mississippi River's edge. Its slender but sturdy stainless steel legs form a colossal catenary curve 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide.
After I posted our study of Missouri, the Hutchins of Little Homeschool on the Prairie sent us a postcard of Missouri! Jenn wrote, 
"Missouri is less than an hour away and one of our favorite places to visit! Let me know if you still need a postcard...we'd be happy to send you one:)
P.S. That's exactly how we like to eat our ravioli too. We wouldn't have it any other way:) Yum!"
We added the postcard to our Missouri page.

"Greetings from the Show-Me-State! Though we don't live in Missouri, we are very close by...just put your finger on the spot where OK, AR, KS and MO meet and that's where we live! Our favorite places are the St. Louis Arch and also the City Museum, Silver Dollar City (Bransen) and Laura Ingalls Wilder's home (Mansfield).Many blesings to you, from your friends, The Hutchins"

Paula Deen's Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Since we are revisiting the state, and we loved the St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake we decided to try the chocolate brownie gooey butter cake that Christy of Unexpected Homeschool, suggested ("...it doesn't get much better than that. Yum!")

We also decided to have ice cream cones because they were invented in St. Louis, Missouri at the World's Fair...
and when I looked at the back of the box of cones, I was pleasantly surprised that they had a large picture commemorating its beginnings in 1904.

We still need postcards for these states: 
New Jersey
Vermont and Wyoming.
If you live in any of these states and would like to help us with this project, please leave a comment on how I can get in touch with you. Thank you!


  1. Yay! Glad we could help.
    I just showed the girls this post. They thought it was pretty cool:)
    I always wondered why we were so partial to ice cream in a waffle cone around here...now I know!

  2. Mmmmm, ice cream, any state that invents the ice cream cone is okay in my book.


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