Andrea

I Think I Think Too Much

ON Minimalism We decided we’d put our house on the market as soon as we got home from Hawaii, around May 15th. In anticipation of that I packed the basement up – books, movies, wrapping paper, art supplies, pictures . . . all gone. We weren’t any where near ready for the market when we…

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Captain Chris’ Swashbuckling 70th

The day after school started I got up bright and early (4:30 am) to catch a flight to Denver, where Andi was throwing her dad a surprise 70th Birthday party. The funniest/best part of the weekend was when I arrived. Chris didn’t know I was coming, so I snuck in through the basement. Then I…

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The First Day of School

On Wednesday, August 25th, we finally had to accept reality and . . . go back to school.   Of course, I think the kids were thrilled. They were awake and fully ready by 7 am – only having to wait the last hour and ten minutes until it was time to walk to the…

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Momento’s – Organizing the kids school stuff

I’m not really a “stuff” person. I have one box of letters and postcards from my childhood . . . and that’s it. No trophies, no pictures (my parent’s weren’t picture people, maybe I’m overcompensating?), no toys, no remains of my life pre-marraige (oh, wait, I also have some of my books from growing up).…

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Summer by the Spirit

Summer is here. By all accounts, that means “I’m Busy.” I usually start calendaring the summer over Christmas break, and this year was no exception. Plans were presented and made, and over the past six months the calendar has been filling up. But about a month ago I had this really neat experience. We had…

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Hawaii 2016

*MORE PICTURES COMING SOON* I’m working on getting pics from all sources (my camera, my phone, Wyatt’s phone, Kellie’s phone, etc. etc.) READ PART 1 HERE Here is the report of the second half of our trip: On Saturday: We went to the swap meet/market at Aloha Stadium. We got souvenirs for the kids (Olivia…

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Sunday – The Book of Mormon

Last winter I was awake in the early hours with a little one. As I rocked the baby in the pink-grey light, I really tried to meditate on the things that challenge me. One thing I worried about was how to guide my children in the gospel. How would I protect and fortify their growing testimonies…

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