the first snow.

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of course by this morning it was just a cold icy mess out there, but yesterday, we experienced the most beautiful snowstorm and i couldn’t wipe the smile from my face because we took the baby girls out into it for a few minutes.  i just love getting to introduce new things to them and be there for that first experience!...

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4 items to order for a healthier family and cleaner home!

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hey, wanna hear a super fun story? on the first day of school this year, one of my kids brought a note home from school sharing that someone in the class had strep throat. did i mention this note came home on the first day of school!? right. then, on the second day of school, we got another note sent home saying that someone else in the class had lice....

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our family photos, 2018!

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sharing some of my favorite photos that katie rain took of our family at the end of september. i really wasn’t sure how this was going to go, with seven of us in one frame. i set my expectations very very low this year, especially since we only had about a 30 minute window to take them since beatrice and madalena often sleep for longer stretches in the mornings....

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exploring tibble fork resevoir, utah!

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do you ever feel like you grew up not really loving your home town or state, and that only after you leave for a long time do you realize that you took it all for granted? that you never really appreciated everything it was offering you until all these years later? that’s how i feel whenever i visit utah and go on a hike by a waterfall or drive up into the mountains on a little road through a forest of pines or aspens… my family camped regularly in the beautiful outdoors while i was growing up, and our backyard was literally a stunning mountainside, but somehow i usually just always complained whenever we went on a hike or out to explore when i was little....

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family home evening.

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sharing a few photos and a little bit about how our family does “family home evening!” i have mentioned it here and there on social media on occasion and have had a lot of questions around it, so i thought it would be nice to put everything into a big blog post which will hopefully be helpful and insightful for anyone else with a family who is wanting to establish routines and habits around spending quality time together....

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