what to do in NEW YORK CITY over the holidays!

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good morning! like in years past, i’ve rounded up all of our favorite things to do over the holidays in NYC with photos old and new, since it’s such a great time of year to visit and i get so many questions about holiday activities.

this time of year is truly so magical and for those who are heading this way, i hope you have the very best time....

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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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