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Pumpkin Carving and Trunk R Treat

Pumpkin Carving and Trunk R Treat

Since our garden produced over twenty pumpkins we had plenty for carving.  Each of the kids designed their own pumpkins and drew on the face when we picked them a month ago.  With the right tools they all did their own while I carved Brooke’s according to her...
4 Productive Practicing Habits

4 Productive Practicing Habits

I have been pondering on productive practicing habits. As a musician of many years and multiple instruments I have found the most important tools to mastering any instrument are the effective practicing skills taught to me by my teachers. It struck me this week how...
Daddy’s Day

Daddy’s Day

We loved having Daddy home early for his birthday.  Before dinner we played a family tree game I made for his birthday.  After a delicious dinner we played “Duck, duck, goose” and “London Bridge” with the little kids.  Then we headed out to...
Brooke’s Birthday Trip

Brooke’s Birthday Trip

The beginning of October is the perfect time of year to head to upstate New York and visit the Palmyra temple.  We made a family trip over Brooke’s birthday to enjoy the fall colors.  Shane and I both enjoyed attending the temple since it is so difficult for us...