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Darci Dowdle
Wife and mother. Living Life to the fullest & loving it!
Interests: Running, Hiking, skiing, practical solutions, scrap booking,family life, bright colors and the great outdoors.
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On our way down to St. George for spring break 2014 we stopped to take a quick hike. It's a hike we'd driven by 50 times and always commented that we should stop, but never had until then..... It was AWESOME, a new FAVORITE for sure. It's technically on the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at It Matters
This morning was one of those rough mornings... We quickly knelt down together for prayer before rushing off to school and Cache started to pray. Among other things these are the words he spoke, "please bless that mom can get her act together." When he uttered Amen there was an... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at It Matters
In January we ventured up the canyon for some winter fun. We went tubing at Soldier hollow, but the best part of the day was when we pulled off the road on a whim and decided to walk out onto the frozen lake. I have to be honest, I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at It Matters
On January 4th this Handsome little devil turned ONE! Yes, that's been nearly three months ago but I couldn't not document how much we adore this little guy. He wasn't sure about the heat coming off that birthday candle, or the fact that I sat an entire cake on this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at It Matters
Christmas morning we packed up and headed to the lake. It was a long drive, and I'm still pretty sure I never want to spend Christmas day in the car ever again, but It was most wonderful once we got there. We had a late Christmas with grandma and grandpa... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at It Matters
Why have I lived in SLC roughly 18 years and never visited the State Capitol building? What does that say about me...don't answer that, I don't think I want to know! The day after Thanksgiving we needed an outing. Typically we spend the whole day decorating the house for Christmas,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at It Matters
Here I am playing Catch up again. It's so worth doing though, because there's much to document however lousy a job I do. The Holidays were wonderful, busy, lazy, crazy, festive and full of friends and family as they should be. Decorating the house before Thanksgiving is something I've NEVER... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at It Matters
in October we seized one chilly Saturday afternoon and headed up the canyon for some family time. It just so happened that the stars aligned and it was one of those outings that felt near perfect. The weather was wonderfully fall-ish, the leaves we beautiful and everyone was in good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at It Matters
September 27th was a pretty special day for Brooklyn, and our entire family. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints by her father. She'd been preparing and excited for this day a long time, eight years......she was ready! Joy beyond measure. Happy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at It Matters
Back in September sweet Brooklyn turned 8yrs old, and had a Bunny birthday party. However, since we were waiting for grandma Hall to arrive with all her bunnies (she has an actual bunny room at her house on the lake, and was coming the following weekend for Brooklyn's baptism) we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at It Matters
Well it's September and we're back into the swing of school around here. Morning routine, packing lunches, soccer, Raz-kids, flag football, homework, more homework and bedtime.....or an attempt to get into bed at a reasonable time. Here's what they all looked like on their first day of school- now just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at It Matters
We stayed at the lake a few extra days after the Hall reunion ended. We needed more time to play in the water, make raspberry jam, hike, fish, ride the tractor and eat yummy food on the deck. These are a few of my favorite pictures from the lake this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at It Matters
In the beginning of August we headed to California one last time for Uncle Aaron's wedding!! It was a quick day at the beach, one day of wedding prep. plus rehearsal dinner and the BIG DAY, but boy were we glad we got to be there! We squeezed in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at It Matters
Hall Reunion wrap-up After spending a few days at Ensign Ranch we headed back to grandma and grandpa's house at the lake to continue having fun! The kids swam in the lake, played in the "bunny room", and ate fresh veggies straight out of grandpa's garden. Then on to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at It Matters
Silver Lake Hike One saturday afternoon in July we headed up the Canyon for a family hike. We chose a trail we'd never hiked before and holy cow, it's for sure a new favorite! We saw a moose and the most beautiful wild flowers I've seen in high country. Not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at It Matters
San Deigo Zoo When we were down in Oceanside we spent a day at the San Deigo Zoo. It couldn't have been more beautiful and we were able to see so many amazing animals. The kids all chose the zoo over Lego Land, which suprised me a little, but in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at It Matters
We've had a fun filled summer......the problem is school starts tomorrow and I haven't documented a single thing we've done. That's so stinking lame of me. I don't want my life to go by and me not remember all the fun things, and not so fun things this cute family... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at It Matters
I just don't want to forget that we did fun stuff... Last official soccer game, got her first medal EVER...SO EXCITED...SHOWED EVERYONE ALL WEEKEND LONG!! Mitt slept every chance he got. He's a very serious sleeper:) First hike of the weekend. The kids were all about finding the perfect hiking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at It Matters
Just sat down to eat lunch with Cache on the last day of School for the big kids. We spent the morning at Target getting our "Summer Program" ready. Ty & Brooklyn will be home in about an hour so this will be our last quiet lunch together for a... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at It Matters
I was cleaning out the car last week and found this little pink paper laying on the seat in the back of the mini van. The first answer is my favorite:) Love my boy. Darci Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at It Matters
Ty's had a cast for 5 weeks now. I think when he broke his arm I thought, it's really not a big break their arms some point everybody has to break a could be so much's a right of exciting to go to the emergency... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at It Matters
with no place to go. Ever since we got home from St. George, well over a month ago, cute Tatum has been packed for a return trip. It's true. Her Lala loopsy suit case is already chuck full of her most treasured toys and trinkets to take back to St.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at It Matters
I think this is the first picture I've had taken of me in roughly 8 months, with the exception of a few pictures in the hospital the day this handsome guy was born. Sad, but true. Not one picture of me pregnant that I can find, and no other pictures... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at It Matters
2 yrs. old and signed up to start preschool in the fall. Loves to take baths. Refuses to nap, exclaiming, "I'm not tired" while crying and rubbing her eyes in exhaustion Loves to play dolls, barbies and Avengers! Is always on the counter. Might be the best snuggler I've ever... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at It Matters
5yrs. old and in preschool. LOVES anything Avergers. Like obsessed with superheros. Makes his own bed every morning without being asked. Tries to wear his favorite blue and green striped socks everyday, feels there is no need to wash them:) Is remarkably good at coloring within the lines. Is the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at It Matters