Timi and Leslie Diaper Bag Review     Can you believe I just had my fourth baby? Well, this last baby was a surprise because she was a girl! We’ve had three little precious boys before her and now our family is complete. When it comes down to caring for four small children under 6, there’s a lot I need to remember to take with me on a Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Yellowstone No Comments

From the geysers, hot springs, and pools to the lakes, forests, and wildlife, Yellowstone National Park has something to excite every visitor! As a kid, I dreamed of visiting Yellowstone and have fond memories of the experiences I had there with my family.  I used up rolls and rolls of film taking pictures of the buffalo, bears, and elk that posed for us along the side Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Arches No Comments

Arches National Park contains over 2,000 cataloged natural arches, making it the world’s largest collection!  Some of these are very small, but some are massive and will take your breath away.  I personally like to visit Arches at least once a year or so, just because it is one of those places that always fills me with wonder and amazement. For more information about each hike, Read more

Ways to connect as family As my kids are getting older this topic has been on my mind a lot. We are starting to get into sports and swimming. My husband and I have our own activities and commitments. Pretty soon another week has gone by and we are just getting things done. Can you relate? Camping We started out the summer with a camping trip. We love Read more

The Best Afternoon : Provo Canyon, Utah No Comments

My goal with The Best Afternoon Series is to help you have an awesome time with your family even if you only have a few hours in your day! After all, we can all use a little more nature time in our lives, right?!  I would like to spotlight Provo Canyon this week, with an emphasis on two stunning waterfalls that will excite every member of Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Zion No Comments

Nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of the red rock mountains that will surround you in Zion National Park.  It is absolutely breathtaking!  This past trip that we took was the first time hiking Zion with a baby in tow, so now I can confidently say that I have a great list of family friendly things to do in this park. 1.  Secret Hike to Read more

The Best Afternoon : Payson Canyon, Utah No Comments

I love to hike and camp so much that I could probably spend weeks at a time living out of a tent and exploring an area.  However these days, now that I have a 10-month old baby, usually our outings are pretty brief.  That doesn't mean that we can't have a great time in a few short hours.  My goal with The Best Afternoon Series Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Canyonlands No Comments

Canyonlands National Park is a stunning area near Moab, Utah with sheer sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, beautiful rivers, and spectacular vistas.  Although I have been to Moab dozens of times, I always visited Arches National Park.  My first visit to Canyonlands was a few years ago, and I was disappointed with myself that I hadn't made it there sooner. I still have areas that I need Read more

Staying Active During Winter No Comments

Winter is coming and with it come freezing temperatures. Whether you need a little break on your own to rejuvenate or a break from school work with the kids, getting outside will always keep your heart warm with memories. It is important to get outside and get some fresh air. Here are a few tips on staying active during winter months. Tips for Staying Active During Read more

Keep Little Feet Warm This Winter 2 Comments

My 6 Year Old Could Live in Flip Flops My 6-year-old son could live in his flip-flop sandals if I'd let him. He thinks they go with everything. I posted this image on Instagram earlier this week and got this great response: from @Gourmified: lip flops w/ long pants and shirts...only in UT! Love it! Wearing flip-flops in the winter is a little problematic, even for this little Read more