Goodbye and Hello

Okay. So, I’m shifting my blogging energy over to a brand new site. It’s pretty.It’s called The Mormon Home and it’s exclusively by me for now. I’m trying to keep a fairly tight focus (Mormonism and the Home) so I don’t plan to post about my personal l… Continua a leggere

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Happy New Year!

We’ve settled into a lovely tradition for New Year’s Eve: we do Chinese food for dinner with a little sparkling apple juice, a few small decorations and some poppers. It is exactly what I can handle at this time of the holiday season, and, per my plan,… Continua a leggere

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No! Not This Year.

This morning I have a special blog post just for you: a list of Christmas stuff you should absolutely NOT do for Christmas this year. They’re crazy time intensive projects, pretty much insane even if you started in July. But we’re at the magical time o… Continua a leggere

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Earth Model Project

Today Lucas is turning in his Earth Model project in Science. We’ve spent a lot of hours and almost a full bottle of Modge Podge on this thing: I just had to share. The black squares are Velcro so the globe holds together. I love it so much! I want to … Continua a leggere

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Gingerbread Houses

After Thanksgiving dinner I let the kids open their first presents: gingerbread houses from Omi. My Mom has a long-standing tradition to gather the cousins and decorate gingerbread houses together. This year we made them from Half Moon Bay. We had a gr… Continua a leggere

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Christmas Update

So here’s a snapshot of our finished advent! We are 9 days in and it really has been a fun treat for all four of my boys. One thing I’ve noticed is that the small items they’re opening are similar to what I would normally get to fill their stockings. S… Continua a leggere

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An Advent for the Grandparents

This year my Mom’s family held a week-long reunion. My step-dad takes lots of great pictures and the rest of us snap pictures of the kids and cousins all week long. This year they had the brilliant idea to gather all these reunion photos and burn them … Continua a leggere

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Thanksgiving

Last weekend during lunch all of my boys were sitting at one table devouring their plates full of food and laughing at shared jokes and stories. Jonesy started making crazy noises, rolling his eyes and fluttering his eyelashes at the rest of us. We wer… Continua a leggere

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