Archive for the ‘family’ Category


Pura Vida

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 in About Me, family, Our Travels Worldwide

There is this frustrating line that I always seem to be fighting against and striving for at the same time. The line of being honest, raw, real but staying away from being whiney, ungrateful, and too negative. The opportunity to be able to move abroad with our four little kiddos is wonderful. I have a […]

Thank You, Love

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 in About Me, Crafts, family

Abby has been a doll lately — so well-behaved, helpful, patient and caring. I just have felt so lucky to have her as my oldest the past few weeks. So I secretly made her this poster. It reads: Hey BABY (RUTH), thank you for being my LIFESAVER.  Seriously, you are a SKOR and I’d give […]

Preschool with Mrs. Mom

I put Abby into afternoon Kindergarten for a reason. Shae takes her longest nap in the afternoon, exactly during Abby’s school time, so now Poki (Cameron) and I can have the afternoon all to ourselves!! I get them both ready for school at the same time and they both pack up their backpacks. I put […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie War

Monday, July 25th, 2011 in family, recipes

I promised I would share with you the… dun dun dun…Chocolate Chip Cookie War we had while in California. My husband Tyler tells everyone he makes the best chocolate chip cookies. And HE does. They are better than any bakery cookies I have tried and better than any other cookies that have been brought to […]

Summer Fun List

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 in Crafts, family, Friday: Play!

My husband has been really sick…more like terribly ill. I have only seen him like this one other time when we were engaged. Poor guy. For over a week the girls and I have been trying to avoid the house so he can rest and we can stay away from sickies. One day we just […]

Distance for Davis

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 in family, party time

Distance for Davis Fundraiser in Davis County, Utah.  58% of my readers live in Utah and so I hope that some of you can make it! Just click on the graphic below to be taken to the official site. In March 2010, Davis, a 14-year-old Kaysville Junior High School Student, contracted a random virus that […]

Raising Kids on REAL Food

Monday, April 5th, 2010 in family, Raising Kids on Read Food, recipes

I am beyond excited for my newest project to help spread the word about a Food Revolution in America. I will continue to share one recipe a week like I have been doing, but now it will be on Tuesdays and will be focusing on Raising Kids on REAL Food. This will be about REAL […]

Art Project Idea

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 in Beauty in Everyday, Crafts, family

Very simple and easy idea to spice up coloring time: Take an old poster board, flip it over and trace an over-sized “coloring page” on the page. For some reason, having it over-sized and drawn by Mommy is very exciting. Ahh, the little things that make them feel like they are really living the life. […]

Baby Girl’s Room Makeover: Project #1–“Special” Boxes for “Special” Things

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 in Crafts, family, party time

A few weeks ago we started rearranging all the rooms in our house and Baby Girl’s room has been sitting…well, like this…for quite a while: Embarassing. Ok, well I am redoing it and using the song, “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley as the theme. JUST YOU WAIT, it is going to be amazing. I am […]

Keeping Your Kids Entertained in the Winter

I officially have the winter blues. Do you? Remember this post and contest I did back in October to help us? I am re-posting it in attempts to help us fight back the winter blues. What activities do you do with your kids when you are stuck in the house during cold weather? (You know, […]