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shannon b
Interests: scrapbooking, blogging, family, the occasional sewing project, learning to take better pictures
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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 minutes 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!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Glorious Easter- at whatever
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 2 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 yesterday 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. :)
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Ha! Love it!
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Seriously. Me too. I'm glad that he understood his limits and didn't push it.
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Your welcome! :)
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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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago at find joy in the journey
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Somehow, Conner got it into his head that given the chance he could eat an entire bag of fish sticks in one sitting. He loves fish sticks. And so it started, "Hey dad, I bet you $100 that I can eat an entire bag of fish sticks." He saw this as a potential opportunity to make some cash. But Scott wasn't buying in. That may have thwarted his plan for a moment, but he continued to talk about his goal to eat an entire bag of fish sticks. Even with no money on the table -- because he loves them... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at find joy in the journey
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Seriously. They grow up so fast! Just wait. ;)
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I know - so fun that we get to bring our little girls along with us. I love that the church is trying to reach out to & inspire & strengthen these girls at a young age.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on women's meeting at find joy in the journey
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Yes! Watch it! It was wonderful.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on women's meeting at find joy in the journey
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Wasn't it wonderful! And I too love watching it in the stake center surrounded by other women. One year I watched it at home and it wasn't the same!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on women's meeting at find joy in the journey
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Hi Lynn! Thanks for the suggestion . . . . I did make sure to share these on Family Search. Love that new feature!
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Yes He does! My "one little word" for this year is Story and I feel like this meeting & connection was such a blessing as it connected to my goal of learning more family history this year.
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It is Day One of spring break! Even though I am finishing up the laundry from a sick child last night (she's feeling much better now), we are excited and ready for a week of freedom. I feel like it's been a long time coming as I've watched friends and family enjoy their breaks for the past month. And now it's finally our turn. Plans? Not much. We're staying home, enjoying the absence of a schedule, and making a list of activities to see/do around the area. This is kind of our last chance, you know. We are in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at find joy in the journey
Oh my goodness I love this! You showed much self-restraint in not picking up some well-loved goodies! I don't know why but those gnomes are catching my eye. Cute! It sounds like it was a busy day for you -- but how fun that they asked you to capture this event!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on junk bonanza at Creole Wisdom
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So cool! I love your images. And that trick about combining 3 photos in PS? Wow! I never would have known. I took one online photography course from Candice Stringham to learn how to use my DSLR and it was so helpful. I would like to take a real-live course someday too. I just love that there are so many opportunities for learning and we never have to stop!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on photography class: macro at Creole Wisdom
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What a wonderful experience! I love things like this -- where you connect with people instantly, you feel "at home", and you leave with your bucket filled. We all need these kinds of gifts more often!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on Hope Spoken at Creole Wisdom
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Happy anniversary! I've always loved those photos of you and dad on the temple hillside -- so fairy tale-ish. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on Wedding Day Flashback to 1978 at whatever