MERMAID BIRTHDAY PARTY
Our little princess had her 3rd birthday and we celebrated with a fun Under the Sea Mermaid Party!
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INDOOR FAMILY WINTER CAMPOUT
Every year our family has a fun tradition of going camping indoors during the winter time. Jim & I aren’t the biggest campers, but we sure do enjoy it from the comfort of our own home.
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DORA THE EXPLORER 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
My sister Wendy created this cute and fun Dora the Explorer Birthday Party for my 4-year-old niece Siena. It was cute, bright, and captured a lot of details from the show.
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Apr
2013
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A Christ-Centered Easter Week {family holiday traditions}

A fun Easter tradition we have in our family is celebrating Easter all week long with Christ-Centered Scripture Lessons & Activities. I love doing Easter activities with my kids, but I also don’t like feeling burnt out. {Let’s just say I know my limit.} I generally keep things pretty simple, and if we don’t cover everything I have planned I am fine with it. Here is a general outline of our week: Day 1 – Sunday:...
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Mar
2013
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Indoor Family Winter Campout {Fun family traditions}

Every year our family has a fun tradition of going camping indoors during the winter time. Jim & I aren’t the biggest campers, but we sure do enjoy it from the comfort of our own home. I originally got the idea of doing an indoor camping night from a speaker at BYU Education week, Shelley Wille, when I was in college. Once I got married and had a family of my own, this was one...
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Mar
2013
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St. Patrick’s Day 2013 {Fun holiday traditions}

I am a little bummed that I got sick (just a cold, thank goodness) right around this holiday because I didn’t end up making some of the fun things I had planned. Even so, we still had a lot of fun on St. Patrick’s Day (or as Jackson likes to say “Happy Green Day”). We started off the morning by surprising the kids with some Leprechaun Lucky Charms & Green Milk for breakfast. It was...
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Mar
2013
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3.14 Happy Pi Day! {Fun Family Traditions}

Happy pi day! Every March 14th our family celebrates pi (3.1415…). I’m pretty sure in 2015 we are going to go all out crazy. 🙂 How do we celebrate? By making sure we have some yummy pie, of course! Yes. We are nerds. And we like it that way. Normally we enjoy pi day with some pie after dinner, but I’ll be at a meeting tonight and wasn’t sure when we’d all be together, so...
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Mar
2013
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5 Easy, Inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day Traditions {St. Patrick’s Day Traditions}

As mentioned before, St. Patrick’s Day has never been a HUGE holiday in our house, but we do love to celebrate it. One thing I have been amazed with as a mother is that it doesn’t necessarily matter how fancy my desserts are, or how much money I put in to the activity. What they care about is that it is something new, out-of-the-ordinary, and fun. Thanks to Dave Ramsey, we have been putting all...
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12
Mar
2013
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Enjoying the Last Bits of Winter

A few days ago at lunch, as I watched my kids sweetly dive in to their yummy pb&j sandwiches, I realized that this was my last year with all 3 kids at home. Jack is heading off to all-day kindergarten next year. No more loose schedules in the mornings. No more relaxing in pajamas all day whenever I feel like it. Soon I’ll have to start worrying about packing lunches, if he’s making friends at school,...
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Mar
2013
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St. Patrick’s Day FHE {Family Home Evening Lesson Plan}

  St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a huge holiday for us. I don’t own any decorations, or do anything extra fancy for it, but Jim and I both have ancestors from Ireland (or so he’s told me), and I like the concept behind St. Patrick’s Day, so we enjoy celebrating it. I thought it would be fun to have an FHE Night the Monday before St. Patrick’s Day. There were a lot of ideas rolling through...
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Mar
2013
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I Heart California

I love California. I love that my parents live there. And my 2 youngest sisters. And my 2 youngest brothers. Well, Chris has left for his mission in Tacoma, Washington. And Sean comes-and-goes because he’s in college. But they’re still technically residents. I also love that the weather was warm enough for Chris to sport his awesome bright red shorts. Can you believe there are still 4 of my siblings missing in this shot? I...
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Mar
2013
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Favorite Things Party {Family Fun}

A few weeks ago I was able to have a fun sisters getaway with all but one of my sisters (there are 6 of us). We all flew home to California for the weekend to see each other, play, visit, and watch my younger sister, Mary, compete in a Distinguished Young Woman Competition (kind of like a beauty pageant for juniors in high school). We had fun doing crafts, eating yummy food, and even had...
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