Wordless Wednesday – My favorite girl

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Wordless Wednesday – This is Halloween

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Whirlwind weekend!


My blog has been pretty quiet for a week! We spent last weekend (four days in total) in Southern California for a family wedding and a day at Disneyland. And now, two days after returning, I’m still working on recovering! Our flight left 3 hours late on Thursday night. Instead of departing at 7:25 pm, […]

And so she was a princess


I know there are a lot of parents who have varied feelings on their children idolizing the Disney princesses and some won’t let them watch the movies or play with the toys. I’m not one of those moms. I make sure that my daughter is exposed to plenty of varying experiences in life, including the […]

Wordless Wednesday – Thank you, Todd Helton!

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Wednesday night is Todd Helton’s last night playing a game in front of the home town Colorado crowd. He is retiring after 17 seasons, all in Colorado. (She was afraid of the mascot who was standing near him!) My favorite picture with him!

Wordless Wednesday – Happy 5th Birthday!


My daughter turned 5 on Monday. We celebrated all day long, before school, at the end of the school day, and after school at a baseball game – which included getting serenaded by 50 seminary students during the game! She had a blast!

Wordless Wednesday – First Day of Kindergarten

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It happened. My baby went to her first day of kindergarten yesterday. Mom only cried a little. Every 3 minutes.

The end of summer

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Today marked the beginning of the end of summer. During the summer when my daughter is out of school (up until this year, Montessori), I work four day work-weeks instead of five so that I can spend a day each week with her doing fun things. I work a lot, and spend time in the […]

Wordless Wednesday – The Dragon


Stress free party planning

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As with all posts that appear on this blog, this post may contain affiliate links or paid content. It’s that time again!  My daughter turns 5 in just over a month. Seriously. Where did the time go? Birthday party planning is both exciting and dreadful. While I love planning a party for my daughter because […]

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