Breakfast With Santa 2011

December 30, 2011

*I’m going to try and update with our Christmas pictures and then we will see if I can blog better in 2012! * One of our favorite family Christmas traditions is to go to “Breakfast with Santa” at the Grand America with Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Russ. The kids get all spiffied up in their […]

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Bridal Veil Falls hike

June 21, 2011

A week or so ago the weather finally decided to be nice (after a record wet May) so we took the kids to Provo Canyon to “hike” Bridal Veil Falls. I use the term “hike” very loosely; someone riding on a jazzy could easily take on this trail! But we love it anyway because it’s […]

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Well, hello there!

June 20, 2011

Hi! Remember me?!? Okay, it’s been so long that I’ve almost forgotten how to post on this darn thing. As Haylie would say, “Holy Moly Spicy Guacamole!” Life just has a way of being busy and fun and difficult and tender and joyful and stressy and inspiring and frustrating and full of love and sometimes […]

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March 15, 2011

Earlier last week I went up to Huntsman with the girls to visit Grandpa Judd. Generally the kids liked going up there. They liked to see Grandma and Grandpa of course, but they also liked ordering shakes and smoothies from the yummy cafe/room service up there. One day Annie and Haylie discovered that the chair […]

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Disneyworld Part 2: Animal Kingdom

March 7, 2011

The whole time we were in Orlando we had a variety of weather. Mid 70’s and humid, pleasant mid 60’s, and chilly torrential rain mixed in every so often. Which made for very poofy poodle-ish hair on me. Thank goodness for hats. The day we went to Animal Kingdom was the torrential rain kind of […]

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Disneyworld Part 1: Disney Hollywood Studios

February 25, 2011

I’m excited to blog about our great trip to Florida this month! And frankly I’m a bit in shock that I’ve actually started the process. I’ll be breaking up the trip into a series of posts, just so I don’t have 1000 pictures in one gigantor post. Also I won’t be blogging a day-by-day report, […]

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February 23, 2011

Sorry about the teaser. Forgive me? Before I post all about our fun vacation I wanted to write about the difficult phone call we received while in Florida. It was late Thursday night, February 10. We had finished our time in Orlando and Disneyworld and had arrived to stay in Vero Beach with Jaden’s aunt […]

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Halloween Extravaganza 2010

November 10, 2010

So I know I am crazy but I am putting ALL of our Halloween-y activities into one gigantic post. Halloween with kids is fun but holy moly it is BUSY. I think I’m still recovering from all of the festivities. It makes me tired just looking at all the pictures! So buckle up your safety […]

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Mother’s Day 2010

November 5, 2010

My computer isn’t letting me work on/upload my Halloween pictures tonight (storyofmylife) so I went through some older posts that I’d started but never posted! Hence, “Mother’s Day 2010” right before your eyes! It’s like a time machine. (Photos from May, thoughts from today) I look at these pictures and think how much my kids […]

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Pumpkin Patch

October 18, 2010

We had a pretty laid-back long weekend, with the kids home from school for Fall Break. It was a beautiful, warm weekend–the kind of weather that makes October one of my favorite months of the year. We took a little trip to a local pumpkin patch to stock up on our pumpkins to carve and […]

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