There’s a 104 days of Summer Vacation…..

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We were driving in the car and were talking about all the things we’ve done this summer vacation. We’ve had a lot of fun and done so many things, that we have started to lose track. We had been all over the place this summer, from California to Nevada’s deserts, to Utah’s eastern mountains. We had been on rollercoaster rides …

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

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So, summer is about over and I’m finally thinking about fun things to do with my kids. It’s a little late, but better late than never, right? And no, moving is not on the list. Flying kites, is though. We were able to go to a nearby park and fly kites the other day. It was fantastic. Granted, keeping five …

Life’s lessons from playing Mario Kart Wii

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My Kindergartner loves to play our Wii. It’s not his most favorite thing to do, but it’s right up there. He was first addicted to Pokemon Rumble, which is a lot like Super Mario Brothers. Now, though, his favorite game to play is Mario Kart Wii.  He gets so excited playing it that he jumps up and down when he …

Mud Dogs!

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The area that we’re living in is having a bad drought. So bad, in fact, that my church’s area leaders are asking for the members to have a special day of prayer and fasting, next Sunday, specifically for rain. We’ve seen clouds and thunderstorms, but no real rain until yesterday. It sprinkled, with occasional bouts of rain, on and off …

Our New Town’s Patriotic Celebrations: Children’s Theatre

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The Missoula Children’s Theatre came to our town last week. This is a fantastic traveling theatre group. The members come to a town and in a week produce a complete theatrical production using the children from the area. The group is a non-profit organization with the mission to help children in all areas to have the opportunity to participate in …

Our New Town’s Patriotic Celebrations: Bike Race

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We moved to our new town in time to experience some really fun parts of the town’s patriotic celebrations. Our new town had a lot of fun things to do. We went to five of the events as a family. First, we entered our children into the Children’s Bike Race. (We had to unbury our bike helmets first, but we …

Flaming Marshmallows, Batman! (S’mores?)

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As I’ve said earlier, I love to camp! I love sitting around a good campfire watching the flames dance. I love hot chocolate in the morning and making s’mores at night. I love the smell of wood smoke and seeing the dancing stars above. I still love all of those things, but camping with children presents some new and interesting …

The Perfect Day

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Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make or break a day. Today, I have to be honest, started out rough. Kids were fighting with kids. Mom was frustrated with not being able to get things done. Baby was grumpy. Everyone needed a little bit of love in their love buckets. We got out of the house for a …

Cathedral Gorge

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  We recently spent a weekend camping at a fantastic state park, Cathedral Gorge State Park. While there, we found ourselves galloping around some slot canyons, formed by run-off through soft bentonite clay after Lake Bonneville drained a few thousand years ago. These canyons are amazing! They stretch 50 or 60 feet into the sky and are full of twists …