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shannon b
Interests: scrapbooking, blogging, family, the occasional sewing project, learning to take better pictures
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You may or may not have noticed, but since we moved into this house 1 1/2 years ago I have never showed you the exterior of our home. This is for two reasons. 1. It is seriously lacking in curb appeal. The yard just "is" and the style of construction isn't much to drool over. (In my opinion). 2. It is in serious need of a paint job. Like 10 years ago. Our house is almost 20 years old and we're pretty sure that the current paint is original from construction. So while I have spent a lot of time... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at find joy in the journey
Absolutely beautiful thoughts. "Saturday, is what most of life is: waiting in faith and trusting that he will bring you through." I have never thought about that before - wow, so wonderfully true. {{hugs}}
Toggle Commented yesterday on Happy Easter at Creole Wisdom
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Beautiful details! You have such a great eye.
Toggle Commented yesterday on lovely Red Wing in snowy April at Creole Wisdom
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I'm so glad you've had these uplifting and inspiring experiences in your life! Love is also a common theme that I keep hearing as well. It's the first and greatest commandment, right? Like you said, simple but hard. I don't know what's going on your life right now but I'm wishing you hope and peace and the feeling of God's love as you move through it.
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What a treat! Sounds like it will be a blast!
I always love the view of the back porch and that path to the Bunkie. What a special place!
This was definitely a "happy day" for the family! :) Alene looks adorable - I can't wait to meet her. And I love seeing Carlee grow up! Can't wait for her and Anna to hang out a bit.
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Looks wonderful! What a great activity for those little kids. This reminds me of when our kids were a bit younger and we also did an easter egg hunt at your place. They loved it.
This is the PERFECT kind of visit to Catheys Valley! I too LOVE it in April -- everything looks beautiful. Nicholas is adorable -- love all the funny things he said - cracks me up. I've always said that 4 is one of my very favorite ages. All the cute, innocent, silly, playful things of being a toddler, but a bit more understanding so they are "easier to work with."
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New Sunday clothes for the kids and pictures outside are Easter traditions for us. It can also be a challenge, as I’m sure most moms can attest. In our case – eyes that are hurt by the sun (in the shade), awkward pre-teen & teen smiles, some grumpiness. But we do it. With just an inch of my sanity remaining at the end. Then we all pile in the car and drive to church, letting the squabbles of the morning roll away as we slide onto the cushioned pews and listen to words and music that remind us of our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at find joy in the journey
Oh, you should give yourself more credit! You've said YES to a goat, what? 3 times now? ;)
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The first outing of our spring break week took us to the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. I've known about this place for sometime and determined that this would be a great time to visit. You know, before it gets blazing hot. The fort is located right next to the Cashman Center in Las Vegas. Which, unsettling enough, is also referred to the Homeless Corridor. Yep. Just look at this screenshot of my map. I could hardly believe that this was labeled as a "place". Strangely enough, this sketchy part of town is also smack dab where several museums are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at find joy in the journey
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Because of Him I can be a better daughter. I was certainly blessed with wonderful parents who have taught, encouraged, and loved me. Through Christ I am reminded that I can always be better, give more, and love more fully as I try to show my gratitude for the blessing of a family and all that they have done for me. Because of Him I can serve others. We went to the Mormon Fort State Park and discovered that there was an entrance fee of $1 for adults (13 and up). CASH only. I had 17 cents on me. Argh!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at find joy in the journey
This is so cute! Your cooking class sounds like it is going to be fantastic!
Your flowers look beautiful! And those roses over the trellis . . . To die for!
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We loved both activities! I think it would be super fun to make the egg drop a tradition. :) I keep thinking back to the Easter egg hunts at Jenn's house . . . wouldn't this be so fun off of her back deck? WE MISS YOU GUYS TOO!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on a few cracked eggs at find joy in the journey
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At the beginning of this week I got the random (awesome) idea in my head to do an Egg Drop off of our rear balcony. So we invited over two families and had a pretty epic time. Most of the kids created their egg drop contraptions ahead of time at home. But I also provided a basket of random supplies if they needed to make any modifications or improvements (sponges, cotton balls, straws, plastic & styrofoam cups, TP tubes, duct tape, string, rubber bands, plastic grocery bags, and coffee filters). Several kids, including Payton, went with a pillow-based design (excuse... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at find joy in the journey
I would LOVE the caramel bag! I have the Kelly Moore hobo bag in grey and love it -- such great quality and function. But I would love to have a bigger bag like this. Thanks!
Yes, sometimes it is crazy how connected the LDS community is. Especially at BYU it seemed like we were always playing the "do you know?" game.
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Nice job to Kevin. It's definitely a boy thing. BUT, if I can pay $8 for a big bag of fish sticks and it entertains them for the afternoon . . . I call it money well spent. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on the fish stick challenge at find joy in the journey
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Ha! Love it!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on the fish stick challenge at find joy in the journey
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Seriously. Me too. I'm glad that he understood his limits and didn't push it.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on the fish stick challenge at find joy in the journey
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Your welcome! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on the fish stick challenge at find joy in the journey
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Yes, it is a late spring break. Our spring break is always the week before Easter, so it changes each year. Last year it was in March!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on spring break is here! at find joy in the journey
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When Conner was 4 or 5 he received a book that was all about space. He loved it. I would read it to him and he studied the pictures and pages. One day he wanted to demonstrate some of his knowledge and explained to us, "A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun. A lunar eclipse is when the earth blocks the sun. And an aper eclipse (AY-per) is when the sun blocks the moon." He had come up with that last one all by himself. But we assured him that if an aper eclipse ever happened, we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at find joy in the journey