Category Archive: Family Life

Raglan

Raglan

Everyone is a little tired (we have been moving fast) and a little depressed that our trip is fading so quickly. 6 weeks sounded like …

 

Ocean Front Golf

Ocean Front Golf

The consequence of our spending all morning enjoying our rural farmhouse was that we had to chose between taking the surf highway to New Plymouth …

 

BYU BOUND

BYU BOUND

BYU BOUND- We haven’t stayed in many hotels on our journey and the kids loved not cleaning up anything and indulging in the continental breakfast which …

 

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is such sweet sorrow– Four years ago when our friend Garin returned home from a work trip to Peru and visited the magical citadel of …

 

Detour

Detour

      With 7 flights to pay for, airfare deals are essential and the cheapest fares were into Boston. So…… into Boston we went for a quick …

 

The North and East

The North and East

We wanted to pinch ourselves when we woke up in our tiny little cabin overlooking three different tongues of the glacier beyond the calm green …

 

Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

  After a not-so-fun morning at the rental car dealership with Mike and the littles we arrived to pack up the kids and the car at …

 

Epic

Epic

Even though we were unable to continue on our adventure around the island due to our car complications, heaven smiled on us and we had …

 

Iceland Day 1

Iceland Day 1

I have to admit that I had a little trepidation when we landed in Iceland.  Our trip was not well planned.  Knowing we were so …

 

Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch

    Last year our family was blessed to see an incredible display of art at the BYU art museum called Sacred Gifts.  Based …

 

Unspeakable Joy

Unspeakable Joy

Our boys all adore our next door neighbor Max who just graduated this spring.  All throughout our Sweden adventure the kids have been on the …

 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Following a breakfast of hearty buckwheat scones and a refreshing dip in a nearby waterfall we spent our lunchtime hour in the last area of …

 

Rhythm

Rhythm

There is something innately within us that loves rhythm and routine.  Consistency brings order to the chaos of life.  I try and try and try …

 

High Adventure x 2 and Haiti Preparation

High Adventure x 2 and Haiti Preparation

  After finishing his 4 AP exams (note to self for future children- 4 AP classes during one year is a little excessive), finals, Volleyball …

 

Art Party

Art Party

Daisie fell in love with her art teacher, Ms. Connie, this year.  She was such a patient and encouraging mentor.  When it came time …

 

Ripstick Hockey

Ripstick Hockey

In preparation for his Eagle project and in honor of Drew’s 11th birthday, Jake helped us put on a hockey/ swim/ service party for Drew.     …

 

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

    Spring brought us- Birthday breakfasts in bed,     Rehearsals in our gym for the Jake and Drew’s  “Heart and Soul” class- moments of joy, …

 

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

When our friend Mary offered to teach singing and dancing to this great group of young adults she explained that she wanted them …

 

Trust and Joy

Trust and Joy

  Psalms 30:5 “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”       Isn’t it amazing that the smallest glimmer of light can illuminate the …

 

Spring Break Take Two

Spring Break Take Two

  I have been blessed with wonderful friends to grow up with and accompany me through the crossroads of my life.  In college, I was spoiled …