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Southern Utah

We LOVE southern Utah and it's red rocks. The more I see of the world, the more I realize how beautiful this earth is to explore! God sure has made a beautiful place for us to live!

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Sweet!

I snapped this photo during family scripture reading the other night. So sweet!

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Cherry Plum Jam

We have these ornamental plum trees that produce "cherry plums." They are about the size of a cherry but they are a tart plum (which I happen to love). We got a LOT of cherry plums this year. I only…

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A Little Love

Me and my boy! Last night after our family scripture reading together, Nathan just pulled my head down onto his tummy. So, I lay there while we were talking. He doesn't usually crave physical contact because of his autism, but…

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Growing Like Weeds

Jacob is now officially an inch taller than I am. He is now 5'9 and 1/2!!! He has grown 3/4s of an inch since May 20. Talk about growing like a weed. Noelle has also grown 3/4s of an inch…

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Water Slides

Our boy who usually HATES getting wet LOVES these slides at the Provo Rec Center. I get quite a workout going with him up the stairs (3 flights) and then sliding down over and over for over 2 hours. Nathan…

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And He’s Off….

Well we dropped Elder Anderson off at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah on Wednesday. We are excited for him and a little sad for us. He will receive 3 weeks of training at the MTC and then…

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Excited and Not Sad

Sweet Noelle prayed the other night, "Bless that we will be excited for Jordan to go on his mission and not sad." Yup! He leaves next week...so that is a great prayer for right now.#FamilyPrayer #Mission

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Mama Multi-Tasker

Mamas wear many hats during the day--and that seems to incrementally grow during the summer. Today I was a gardener (I was weeding while waiting for Nathan's bus); merit badge helper (helped Jacob work on his Space Exploration Merit Badge);…

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Autism & Chores

Can kids with autism do chores? Yes, they can. I know that often as a parent it is easier to do it for them (since you have to stand by them the entire time), but I have found that Nathan…

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No Second Mother

"Jacob, Noelle is gone to girls camp this week. Isn't it weird not to have her at the dinner table?""Yes. It is good not to have a second mother," Jacob responded. :)He makes me laugh! Cute Jacob.

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Spontaneous Canyonlands

Sometimes last minute trips are the best! As we approached Memorial Day, my husband and I realized that we didn't have any plans...so we decided to do something spontaneous! We headed down to see Canyonlands National Park as a family!…

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