Category Archives: Family

I’m in a Blogging Slump, BUT – Iowa State Fair!

Oh, the Iowa State Fair. I have such a love for something that is only mine through marriage. I grew up in Michigan and never once went to the state fair. The only thing I even knew about the Michigan … Continue reading

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A Memorable Weekend in Lots of Photos

We had a truly memorable weekend visiting family. Practically all the things of summer, in two days: Pool time, park time, ice cream, bubbles, a sprinkler, a sand box, squirt guns, pajama parties, movie night, a dance party, a cook … Continue reading

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Five Favorites – Little Moments

My five favorite little moments of this week. 1. Watching the girls play in this tall grass: I took the next picture thinking I was going to capture a total “Little House on the Prairie” moment as they were running, slightly downhill, through the … Continue reading

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A Vacation that Actually Feels Like. . . A Vacation?

Going on vacation with small children has never felt like a vacation. Staying in places that aren’t baby/toddler-proofed, dealing with disrupted sleep schedules, and not being in my own space has always thrown my (mostly) finely-tuned routine for a loop and led … Continue reading

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New-and-Improved Summer Fun – A Family Tradition

I’ve been working on our Summer Fun List again for this year (see last year’s list here). My kids loved doing it last year and they enjoyed the Fall and Winter List too, so we’re going for it again. I … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Damma and Tuppa Version

We are visiting my parents this week. Otherwise known as “Damma and Tuppa” by Sis.  ^^Every day, “Where my Tuppa?,” she says. Here’s what we’re up to: 1. My Mom recently hosted a big Lego event at her library. As … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Making Family Movie Nights Fun

After writing about our “Drive-in” movie-themed and “Brave” archery party, I thought it would be fun to share this guest post from Jenny Franklin, who writes for Party Pail. She also has some good ideas for a themed family movie night. … Continue reading

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Just like when I was a little girl, visiting my Gram still makes me happy. She is a one-of-a-kind special lady. And even better now, I get to see my girls love her too. Visits to my Grandma’s house always … Continue reading

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Random Christmas Catch-Up

I haven’t felt like writing much this past week. I guess I’ve just been savoring Christmas time. I think this post will likely end up being a jumble of thoughts on our Christmas-ing thus far. Such as: I’m thankful we … Continue reading

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Our $5 Birthday Tradition

I think I might be experiencing the beginnings of a sinus infection today. Consequently, my brain feels like a blob of sludge. Instead of trying to write anything coherent, I’m just going to share lots of photos from our birthday … Continue reading

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