Category Archive: Family

10 FAMILY FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO

#1 – UBER!  We had the most interesting conversations with some of the locals as we drove around in their car.  The people in Chicago KNOW Chicago.  Not only that, but parking is… Continue reading

CHICAGO FAMILY TRIP PART 1 – THE BEAN

Shey texted me and said “Plane tickets to Chicago are real cheap right now, we should go!” So we booked it and took the family to see the third largest city in the… Continue reading

THE 5 S’S OF SUCCESS…IN SCHOOL AND IN LIFE

We can all agree that kids need direction.  This year as mine were heading out to school, I felt like they needed to have a vision of themselves succeeding, so I started thinking… Continue reading

SAM’S MISSION HOMECOMING – THE VIDEO

I love when Shey sends me links to her newest videos.. but this one was extra special!  I will treasure this day (and this video) forever!!  Thank you Shey! (To read the story… Continue reading

SAM’S MISSION HOMECOMING – THE STORY

I wasn’t going to cry. I wasn’t even feeling like crying, it was perfect!  My kids have watched me cry enough… when he left… when I got his first email… when we skyped… Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY 2016

I love everything about Mother’s Day! I’m certainly not one of those moms who do not enjoy it, and maybe I should not be quite so indulgent, and maybe I milk it for… Continue reading

LIFE LATELY

Kool aid dyed hair (If you haven’t heard of that – you should google it… especially if you have a 12 year old girl!) , painting for a pregnant friend, shopping, temple trips,… Continue reading

CRACKERS – THE NEEDY CAT

She showed up at our house in the wintertime about 10 years ago, meowing on our doorstep with the raspiest, most desperate sounding meow I’ve ever heard.  I did not want this sick… Continue reading

HAWAII 2016 – IN PICTURES

Hawaii heals me.  Not that I am sick, but if I were….. Hawaii would heal me.  Of anything!  I am pretty sure it is good for my health to go there. Yep, pretty… Continue reading

GRATITUDE – DAY 19: FAMILY TIME

It’s awesome when dad is home!  I’m pretty sure he’s the kids’ favorite.   To them, there is nothing more fun than spending quality time with dad.   Sometimes it’s letters, sometimes it’s games,… Continue reading