Family Fun

Since it’s finally spring and we are all so excited to be outdoors we decided it was high time for an adventure, of sorts. My three boys can only take winter and being cooped up in the house for so long…they are loving the warmer weather and are playing outside with neighbors, but we all […]

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We spent the last two weeks traipsing about the Pacific Northwest. It was hard to come home. Here’s what we were up to! Visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents Playing games with Grandma Running through sprinklers Eating popsicles Exploring new parks Making silly faces LOTS of playing with cousins Visiting Woodland Park Zoo Pretending to be turtles… […]

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Make your own Easter baskets this year! You can wrap small shoe boxes or food containers/cans with pretty paper, add  ribbon and a chenille stem for the handle, and you have yourself a beautiful, handmade, almost free Easter basket! Here are some other pretty examples from BHG.com (where my inspiration for this project came from…). […]

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Here’s a fun and super easy kitchen craft/treat you can make this week for Easter! With just a few ingredients, you can make delicious little chocolate birds’ nests. Chocolate Birds’ Nests 1 bag chocolate chips Chow mein noodles Easter candy 1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. 2. Stir chow mein […]

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family this week, head to the Homestead Resort in Midway and check out their free daily Easter/Spring Break activities! I’ve never actually been to Midway, but I’ve heard that it’s a beautiful place, and since gas is still reasonably priced, a drive to participate in […]

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I’ve never been into playing pranks, but I found some fun ideas I might just try this year. These kinds of things are always more fun when you have kids to tease! 1. Have breakfast or dessert for dinner. 2. Give your family a surprise shower. 3. Serve colored milk. 4. Switch the bags in […]

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A few weeks ago I asked for some help with birthday traditions, and so many of you submitted some great ideas in the comments. I wanted to share with everyone what you shared with me, so here are some great ideas for birthday traditions: The birthday fairy visits to decorate the table and birthday child’s […]

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Nertz is our family’s favorite game by far. We learned from another family when I was in high school and have been playing ever since. The rules are simple, it just takes a little practice to get good since everyone is playing at the same time and things can get pretty craaazy. Watch this short […]

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I know I mentioned that a Nertz tutorial would be up right about now, but after being out of town for the last month, I just haven’t finished it yet! I will do it as soon as I can and get it up and running. For now, I wanted to share with you another favorite […]

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We got Carcassonne by Rio Grande Games as our family game this year for Christmas and have had lots of fun playing it since. I love this game because, while it’s a strategy game, it’s simple with only a few rules. Basically, you try to get as many points as possible by claiming fields, roads, […]

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