Monthly Archives: April 2013

Surfing to Skiing

Surfing to Skiing

Somehow we made it through an entire week in France without visiting a creperie and the kids were beside themselves with grief at the thought …

 

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Truly, everything we have encountered in France thus far has exceeded our expectations.  The scenery has been far more picturesque, the weather more superb, the …

 

Serendipity

Serendipity

  Serendipity- Neither Steph or I are natural planners. Unfortunately, traveling with 8 children in Europe requires serious planning. I have tried hard to research and plan …

 

Ancient Comic Strips and Holy Mounts

Ancient Comic Strips and Holy Mounts

From Bayeaux to Mont St Michel Since we visited England several years ago, the “Battle of Hastings” in 1066 has captivated Taylor and Jake. Taylor is …

 

Normandy

Normandy

On a calm and quiet evening we entered Juno beach and found it nearly deserted.  The summer goers had not yet arrived and the crowded …

 

Monet’s Gardens

Monet’s Gardens

I have always loved Monets paintings. Ever since I was exposed to my first “Waterlily” canvasI have wanted to go to Giverny and see the …

 

The City of Lights

The City of Lights

Daisie told her preschool teacher somewhat dejectedly last week, “I’m sorry. I won’t be able to come to the end of the year program. I …

 

Departure

Departure

Departure Getting 4 kids packed up to go to the lake or the zoo or even a little league game with the appropriate gear and snacks …

 

Ancient History

Ancient History

Wrapping Egyptian Mummies- For the last 4 years we have worked with amazing families in our history co-op.  Each year we have studied a historical time …

 

Preparing for our European Adventure

Preparing for our European Adventure

Over the last 6-8 weeks since we booked our trip to Europe I have learned a lot about trip planning. 1. If you are going to …

 

April 15

April 15

Tax Day, a day to get things in order and take an accounting of where you stand after the last 365 days. We filed for …

 

Anatomy

Anatomy

One of my favorite BYU classes was my anatomy class where we got to learn the body systems through a cadaver lab. Don’t get me …

 

Thanks Grandpa!

Thanks Grandpa!

Drew was so grateful that he had grandpa help him make his pinewood derby car.  They had a different group run the derby this year …

 

Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

  Each night around the dinner table we each share 4 things: 1-Our high 2-Our low 3-How we were a “Giver” (Service) 4-What we Learned Here are some of our families …