Category Archives: Family Adventures

Summer fun at Cherry Hill!

Cherry Hill is a favorite family tradition that has lasted 40+ years. What's the secret sauce to getting 100+ people together every year? Maybe it's the delicious slices of pie on Saturday night, maybe it's the races down Cardiac Canyon, or maybe it's the campsite games and conversations. Whatever the reason, I am grateful to grandparents who have gathered us to together at Cherry Hill since I was a baby. And now I take my own babies! This family-friendly place is nestled in Davis County. Read more [...]

Family Time at The Leonardo + Discount Code

It's no secret that our family are HUGE fans of The Leonardo (see blog posts here, here, here, and here . The Leonardo is one of our favorite things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah. We love it so much that our kids are getting a family membership from Santa for Christmas. This year we are focusing more on EXPERIENCES than things. And The Leonardo is chock full of educational and fun experiences for everyone - from my preschooler up to my 4th grader. Earlier this month we spent an Read more [...]

Family Favorite Halloween Activities in Utah

Halloween time is here and our October has been jam packed with fun, fall things to do in Utah! Today I'm sharing a few of our family favorites so that you can join in on the fun! Skeletons, Spiders, and Sea Life - Oh My!  The Haunted Aquarium in Draper is SPOOKTACULAR! All your favorite aquarium attractions with the added fun and flair of Halloween - skeletons, tombstones, spider webs and more! From skeleton dives with the sharks to pirate alchemy to trick or treating, you don't want Read more [...]

Things to do in Utah this weekend

At 20 weeks along, my morning sickness is FINALLY starting to let off a little bit! Woohoo! This weekend we are celebrating with a lot of family activities. Here are some of the fun things on our agenda. 1. Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus is in town! You are in luck because I scored you a discount code for Saturday night. Use the code DADS. The circus will be at the Vivint Arena through this Monday night so don't miss out. You can catch all the details here.  My kids are so Read more [...]

Family time at Baby Animal Days in Kaysville + Giveaway!

                        (Two chances to win family passes! Check it out on below and on my Instagram page! ) My kids are quite vocal about their love of animals. They get it from their Dad! Although I am kind to animals, my kids just can't get enough of them. Spring is one of their favorite times of year because that means Baby Animal Days!  This year it is May 6th and 7th courtesy of Utah State Read more [...]

Tips for your First Time at the Circus

My family just got home from our first visit to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme and it was fast-paced and magical! Jam packed with acts that will drop your jaw and have your children cheering, it is a fun-filled show for all ages. Our favorite acts? Kyler and Lily were both wide-eyed and in love with the poodle act. Those darling dogs had so many fun tricks! Cort and Johnny gave a big thumbs up to the thrilling pendulum act. That act had me gasping a few times. The Read more [...]

Five Ways to Raise a Sustainable Family + #GetMessyGetClean Festival

Getting my family outside playing together and enjoying the sunshine is a top priority this summer. Our day at the Get Messy Get Clean Festival at Thanksgiving Point fit the bill perfectly. Whether my children were creating and popping massive bubbles (you've got to see the video HERE) or planting an herb garden in pots they decorated themselves, they loved every minute and begged to stay longer. I had Annie's cheddar bunnies and Justin's almond butter packets to snack on, so I was happy Read more [...]

#GetMessyGetClean Free Kids Festival at Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

Looking for a FUN and FREE family activity this Saturday? Join me at the Get Messy, Get Clean Family Festival at Thanksgiving Point.  We've hit the point during the summer where if the kids are home, they tend to gravitate toward electronics.  So I am always on the lookout for fun and educational activities that get us outside and moving. Here are just a few of the activities from the festival that my kids are excited about: 1. Monster bubbles and bubble play from Paddy's Bubbles. 2. Read more [...]

Jurassic World Giveaway + Four Dinosaur Museums to Check Out in Utah

Giveaway | Jurassic World | Roar It's been over 20 years since Jurassic Park debuted in theaters. You better believe I am excited for Jurassic World. The original sci-fi adventure classic directed by Steven Spielberg still pops into my mind whenever I see the mirror sticker "Objects in rear-view wIndow are closer than they appear." The preview from Jurassic World had me at the first few notes from the original Jurassic Park sound track. As a teen who read all the books by Michael Crichton Read more [...]

Tips for getting the most out of your visit to Discovery Gateway + Family Membership Giveaway & Discount Tickets!

Now that is school is out it's time to start thinking of how you will keep your kiddos busy this summer. While they can certainly play outside, there will be days where it will be miserably hot. A great place to visit that will keep them cool and entertained is Discovery Gateway! We've already made our first visit to Discovery Gateway this summer. As you can tell from the picture above, it's been one of our favorite things to do in Utah since Lily was a baby. And that's one of my favorite Read more [...]