Reading my new bible in story form

*I was given the CSB Reader’s Bible to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest. My bible is slowly falling a part. Pages have been torn out, the binding torn and tattered. I have needed a new one for a long time. However, …

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Pumpkin Patches in Southern Minnesota

Our family loves fall. I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is in September, but autumn has always felt magical. The crisp, cool air, the colors changing of the leaves, apple and pumpkin pies. They are all some of my favorites. There is also a feeling of slowing down …

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Inspiring an All in All relationship not religion

We were given the book All in All by B&H Publishing to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience, they are honest and 100% ours. The moment I knew I was pregnant with each of our kids I began praying they would come to …

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The Great Serengeti Indoor Waterpark, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Our family had two weeks of unforgettable fun in August. A dear friend of ours from Madrid, Spain came to visit us. We were able to meet his wife and two kids. It was amazing how well our families meshed. It was as if we had always been friends. Our …

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Minivan traveling family is ready for our new vehicle

Mark and I are beginning to think about purchasing our next vehicle. We know we will need a minivan or something like it. When it was only Mark, myself, Maddie and the twins we squeezed into our Nissan Pathfinder. It was a tight fit, but we loved our SUV and …

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Adults 21 take over the Minnesota Children’s Museum

I love opportunities when I can play like a kid, but do not have to stand guard and keep an on eye on my own kiddos. It gives me the peaceful perspective of simplicity. I also find it gives me a creative way to problem solve in unique ways. When …

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Eating and Indoor Play at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Twenty years ago I was sitting in Spanish class while a lady shared with my high school class about hosting foreign exchange students. It sounded like fun to me, so I wrote my families phone number down on the paper she passed around. A few days later she called my …

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Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Steal Away Home

* I was given Steal Away Home to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are based on my experience and are 100% honest and my own. This blog post contains affiliated links to a product that we love. This means I may receive a commission at no cost to you …

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Trust meets the Insane

I had to share another favorite song of mine this morning. I have it set to wake me up every morning, it is the first thing I want to focus on when I roll out of bed, Laren Daigle’s, “Trust in You”. The lies often swim in my head, especially …

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Music changes our attitude

Music is important to our family. It can be a game changer in an emotionally hard day. When I am writing it is often what helps me convey the right feel in an article. Similar to writing, music helps me process the world around me. I am going to start …

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