Category Archives: Holiday

Light the World – Blessings from Giving and Receiving

Are you ready to Light the World? On December 1st, Mormon.org will be kicking off the Christmas season with a worldwide day of service. My friend Wendy and I got a jump start on serving with our families and I am so excited to share our experience with you! Why participate? Because you have so much to give! This year I discovered that even in difficult times, I have something to offer.  Every year I prayerfully choose a few words to live by. For 2016 I was strongly impressed to "give 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 [...]

How to Score Ridiculously Inexpensive Halloween Costumes!

Seeing my little ones in big-bellied Halloween costumes makes my heart go pitter patt! Not only did all three of my kiddos find the exact Halloween costume they wanted this year, but we scored all three of them for under $30 - TOTAL! Want to know my secret? Deseret Industries! Instead of buying a brand new costume, I checked out Deseret Industries selection of like-new items. This cute frog prince costume that turned out to be brand new - $12 buckaroos! And the fun didn't stop there! Read more [...]

Holiday Lights get Magical with Christmas in Color + Giveaway!

If you were enchanted by the Midway Ice Castles, you've got to check out Ryan Davis' and Richard Holdman's latest holiday masterpiece - the Christmas in Color drive thru in Kearns, Utah. My family oohed and ahhed through the mile-long winding drive that showcases over 1 million LED lights synchronized to Christmas music.  From the decorated elf houses to the larger than life Christmas trees, this drive thru has made our list of yearly Christmas traditions. Located adjacent to the Olympic Read more [...]

Simple Thanksgiving Craft and Daily Gratitude Activity for Children

This post contains affiliate links. I love this time of year and the reminders to express more gratitude than usual. It's truly a message I need year round! This holiday season, I wanted to do an activity with my children to work on our daily gratitude. As I've mentioned before, when something needs to get done in our family ... we tie it to something that absolutely has to be done every day! Thus we have a lot of seasonal traditions tied to meal time. After making this darling and easy Read more [...]

Things to do in Utah for the 4th and 24th of July

July is one of my favorite months. I love celebrating the 4th of July and pioneer day on the 24th. I'm a history geek so I try to expose my children to as much historical goodness as I can. From learning about our pioneer heritage to celebrating the freedom of our country, there is so much to do this month! I've put together a list of some of my favorite family-friendly activities in Utah to help celebrate the 4th of July and the 24th of July. 1. Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah. Provo is Read more [...]

New Years Eve Interviews

  One of our favorite family New Year's traditions is doing interviews with each of our children New Year's Eve. We ask similar questions each year and their answers still make me giggle! If your kids are anything like mine, they love hamming it up for the camera. The interviews are a fun way to pass the time until midnight and they make a great keepsake for those babies who are growing up way to fast! Here is Lily's interview from a few years ago - I can't believe how much she has grown! For Read more [...]

World’s Largest Live Nativity and an opportunity to #SharetheGift

It's not every day you get to cross multiple items off your bucket list with your seven-year-old daughter. Lily and I joined over 1,000 volunteers and talented Youtubers and musicians to help create an amazing music video and beat the Guinness Book record for Largest Live Nativity. It was the perfect way to usher in the Christmas season and the experience was not at all what I expected. Upon signing up for the opportunity, I was excited to help beat the record and perhaps have the opportunity Read more [...]

Four Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy – Math Games & Candy Experiments!

This year I was finally prepared for the Halloween candy aftermath! I was up before dawn with my trusty Scotch Thermal Laminator and Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches (these have been worth their weight in gold this year!) making Halloween candy math games and studying candy experiments. If we're all going to be on a sugar high the day after Halloween - we may as well learning something while we are at it! My quick work did not disappoint. All three children (ages 3-7) had a blast doing Read more [...]

Evermore Pumpkin Fest – Choose your haunt!

Date night just got spookier Utah! The husband and I attended a VIP event at Evermore Park Pumpkin Fest on Saturday and were blown away by the haunting details and stunning technology. This is not your average haunted forest and pumpkin festival peeps! Here's a little sneak peek to what awaits: Think choose your own adventure meets Halloween haunt meets Victorian time period. Did I scream like a little girl and push  my husband ahead of me in the twists and turns in the mausoleum - oh Read more [...]