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 …

Camping

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We like to go camping. By that, I think I mean we like to take our kids camping and we like camping with friends. We went camping a couple of months ago and ended up in a wind storm. I wish we had video of my husband and myself trying to take down our tent in that wind storm. It …

Our Las Vegas Strip family fun, budget friendly crusade, Part 4: The Linq High Roller Observation Wheel

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Our next activity on our crusade to enjoy the Las Vegas Strip, and not spend too much, was the Linq High Roller Observation Wheel. As we loaded the Observation wheel we were greeted by several video screens displaying some schematics and messages about the Observation wheel. Also, some helpful information was shared, so it was good to pay attention to …

Life’s Plot Points

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        Note: Sunday has always been a day to slow down, take stock¸ and reflect on life. For my family, Sunday is a day to worship God and draw closer to Him. So, on Sunday’s I like to write more reflective posts. Every life takes twists and turns. Looking back, there are definite points where decisions were …

Fetch, Please

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Just wondering, how many of you play fetch with your kids? Yes, I said kids. I love playing fetch. And I don’t mean “fetch me this, please”. I mean honest-to-goodness fetch with a ball and a child. They love it. We used to have a doggy costume and the kids would dress up in the costume, bring me a ball, …

No blog post tonight, I need to sleep

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Sleep, that amazing five letter word that most parents slave for. I think we’d do almost anything for a good night sleep. I think, too, what is defined as good sleep deteriorates as children are added to the mix.  Come to mention it, I don’t think I’ve had regular good sleep in almost 10 years. True, for the past 9 …

Toy Land

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First, I like my kids to play, whether it’s outside or with toys inside. I like them to play. I like the give and take, compromising, and problem solving involved in playing together. I also like the imagination and enthusiasm sparked by playing together with a really good toy. I am not a fan of media usage in large doses. …

Banana Bread, Enough Said

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Family Fun 2 Comments

I like to bake. I like to make sweet things to eat. Healthy cooking is great, but sometimes you need some good old fashioned comfort food. I like the memories that come from baking with my kiddos. I like watching my kids’ pride at making something everyone enjoys. I like to eat the sweet things that are made. If I’m …