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And the winner is….

...not Jamie. With all of our landscaping, this has been a lackluster year for growing pumpkins but Jamie's pumpkin "Uncle Sam," was measuring to weigh 800 pounds. In pumpkin circles, this is just an estimate and pumpkins can drastically swing either way when they … Read More

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The 11th Annual Pumpkin Party

Have we really been doing this for 11 years? It has been a lackluster growing season for Jamie so I haven't posted too many updates. He and Bode both lost their plants a couple of months ago so that left one still standing. With all of our backbreaking work … Read More

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A Great Week for Bode

Today was a good day. Not because I weeded the yard for hours (definitely not that). Nor the 8 loads of laundry and the washing machine that is on the verge of death (I'm thankful for every successful wash). Nor the fact that I subbed for Jamie as coach of Bode's … Read More

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Connections magazine: My first stint as editor

Last week was a complete whirlwind for me. It was Fall Conference at BYU, which is like back-to-school week for faculty and staff (students started school the day after Labor Day). I didn't have any huge responsibilities but I did have to work long hours helping with … Read More


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Oh Canada: The Lakehouse 2018

The kids and I spent a glorious two weeks in Canada. The whole thing was a whirlwind: Hadley was on a 3-day Pioneer Trek just prior and had to return two weeks later for BYU volleyball camp. So, we packed up and headed to British Columbia, … Read More

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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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