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Puerto Vallarta Day 5, Day Trip to Yelapa

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 in About Me, Our Travels Worldwide

This was the first vacation as a family that I did not organize and plan way in advance. I found time just one or two days before we left to do some investigating on what we should do on our trip. A lot of blogs, yelp reviews, etc. suggested a day trip to Yelapa. More […]

Puerto Vallarta Day 4, the rainy day

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 in About Me, Our Travels Worldwide

We had one day where we canceled plans because it rained for a good twelve hours. The girls everywhere we travel try to skinny dip in the pool in the rain. They say it is the coolest thing ever, and they are right! But you can’t do that for a full twelve hours. After the […]

Puerto Vallarta Day 3…the DOLPHIN DAY!

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 in About Me, Our Travels Worldwide

I kept this day secret from the girls. Which is good because we almost didn’t end up going. The taxis were all unavailable, the company we booked it with sent me some emails confirming it that actually confused us. The taxi driver took us to the wrong place. Then when we arrived they told me […]

Puerto Vallarta Day 2 & 3

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 in About Me, Our Travels Worldwide

On days we did not have planned excursions our formula went like this. Spend either the morning before nap time out and about or spend the late afternoon after nap time out an about. The rest of us when the babies were napping read or swam. Or whined about having nothing to do. On Saturday […]

Puerto Vallarta Day 1

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 in About Me, Our Travels Worldwide

Tyler, the girls, and I ran away to Puerto Vallarta for two weeks. And then wanted to run right back and ask someone to watch our children so we could go back alone. I kid! (sort of) Our sweet angels must have been possessed for part of the trip, totally not their fault. Maybe someone […]

Annual End of Harvest Dinner

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 in About Me, Parties

My side of the family just had their yearly family dinner. I swore we had done it three times in the past but when I look in my blog history I can only find two posts. We did the cooking contest, taught the uncles how to do splits, took a nap on sister’s arms, got […]

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Monday, November 10th, 2014 in About Me, recipes

Abby whipped up this HEALTHY hot chocolate for the holidays. It is really rich, you will not miss the sugar or dairy. If you wanted it less rich you could even omit the melted chocolate. Have you ever whipped coconut milk for a whipping cream alternative? It tastes just as good BUT you have to […]

FROZEN starring the **Brown Girls**

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 in About Me

Two Elsas and two Annas were what we had for Christmas. So in just our neighborhood Daybreak alone I bet they were the 876th Anna and 598th Elsa. Abby was mad about this and made me swear to her that next year she could be a mad scientist. I agreed. I feel bad for that […]

we did all the autumn like things…

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 in About Me

When Abby was a baby we decided on her birthday we would always take her to the zoo. After 4 years or so that got old and the tradition faded away. I feel like some of these fall/autumn traditions need to fade away as well. But never the fall hikes, leaves, and mountains. Never those. […]

things that have been saving me the last little while

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 in About Me

Clouds Utah’s summer sky was gorgeous this past summer, thanks to the rain. Rainy summers remind me of Maryland where I lived 6 weeks to 12 years old. Now if we had just had extremely loud thunder storms with the power going off it would have been perfect. Oh and fireflies. Which I heard have […]