The Art of the Brick is an amazing exhibition for the entire family. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is the current stop for this vibrant and whimsical global touring exhibition of artist Nathan Sawaya. CNN has rated The Art of the Brick as one of the “Must See Exhibitions”, and after experiencing it with my family, I have to agree.
In our family, we have ages ranging from infant to preteen. Sometimes it is hard to find a family activity that is truly fun for the entire family, while still being budget friendly. Thanks to Groupon offering an OMSI annual family membership at more than half off, we were able to have the entire family go to The Art of the Brick for only $18 (that’s less than an adult entrance without a membership).
Two families. One Girl Scout. One large cookie goal.
When I was growing up, I was never a Girl Scout. It was something I perceived as clickish and it was a group that my parents decided not to put my sister and I in. There was also definite expenses to being a Girl Scout and that was more of a want and not a need. My parents were young and on a budget. Since I was never part of it, I didn’t miss anything.
Well, my life is extremely different from my parents. They had kids in their early and mid 20’s and I had mine in my very late 30’s. I also have two step-kids which makes life very different and ever-changing. I know nothing else than being a step parent because I have had the blessing to be a step parent twice. And I have to say, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have loved all four of my step kids more than words can say. They are all truly amazing in their own unique ways.
Now back to the topic of Girl Scout Cookie Season. How to survive this crazy season?
My stepdaughter changed troops this year. Her new troop is absolutely amazing. They are one of the top troops in the state. They know how to make a difference in the community, develop young strong leaders and sell cookies. Last year my Girl Scout sold about 250 boxes of cookies. This year, she decided her goal would be 1000. Now this is a big jump, but with amazing leadership and a drive I have never seen in her before, I know she can make it.