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(Goblin Valley)

Happy 12th birthday, Bode

Happy 12th birthday, Bode! There are a few big birthdays in your childhood and this is one of them. In the LDS faith, you receive the Aaronic Priesthood when you turn 12. In a few weeks, we will be gathering with our family for this special occasion and I hope it is … Read More

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A summer in full swing!

We're alive! Why my absence?  We've had a non-stop deluge of landscaping in the Johnson Family Rock Garden. We're almost ready to seed after literally hundreds of hours of work (85% of which Jamie has done) but that 15% has about sent the kids and me over-the-top. … Read More

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Sum-Sum-Summer!

I have to believe our start to a great summer has to do with serenading the kids at the top of my lungs to Olaf's "In Summer," a first-day-of-summer-break tradition I hope they will carry on to torture their own children for many years to come. In previous years, our … Read More

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Modern-day Fablehaven

Jamie grows two pumpkins every year. We usually keep one for our driveway and last year, we gave one away to our friend Clay who was celebrating the grand reopening of his business. While the pumpkin was in front of his store, Clay was approached by someone who wanted … Read More


Awesome Family Travel Ideas

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Valley of the Goblins

Though we are knee-deep in our 43 tons of rock with the goal to get the backyard grass seeded by early June, we booked an overnight camping trip at Goblin Valley State Park several months ago and despite what seemed like imperfect timing, … Read More

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New Year’s in Zion

We have lived in Utah over a year and have not explored Southern Utah at all. We spent last New Year's Eve in our beloved Colorado so this year, I was NOT going to be stuck here without plans (we would later get invited to two parties) but … Read More

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Family travel: Central California’s Untouched Grandeur

I've been busy wrapping up an article about our trip to Central California for fall break. It truly was a breath of fresh air after what feels like a year of non-stop stress. Not-so airy? The long drive to get there. Las Vegas is my … Read More

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