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Apr 13

April 13, 2017

Holiday Traditions

15 Family Easter Traditions

Traditions 15 Fun Traditions Dye Easter Eggs as a Family – Try different types, natural dyes, shaving cream dye, melt crayons on them! Make Easter Baskets for the Kids – Fill with candy, toys, Easter eggs, puzzles, books, etc. Have an Easter Egg Hunt – This is my grandkids favorite Easter activity! Get Everyone New Easter Outfits – Brightly colored shorts and t-shirt sets are a fun idea or ittle girls will love pretty skirts or dresses and the boys…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2017

Young Love

A Love Story Begins . . .

It was a snowy November evening many years ago, in Layton Utah. I was happy to be attending a young singles activity at my church that night.  Recently I’d broken up with my boyfriend Mike, whom I’d dated for several years.  His enlistment in the air force was up and he had moved back to Ohio.  I missed him and I was looking forward to an evening out in hopes it would distract me from the loneliness I was feeling….

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Nov 22

November 22, 2016

For These Things, I am Truly Grateful!

Many people use the month of November to post each day something they are thankful for.  My “thankful” list could be broken down to cover the 30 days of November and then some!  On top of that, I have multitude of blessing that I’m sure aren’t covered here, though I did try to make my categories broad enough to cover almost everything. So here it is – My annual Thankful List, with a few minor tweeks, just as relevant today as it…

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Jul 13

July 13, 2016

Wrynlee’s Birth

Today I have the honor of being present in the delivery room when my 5th grandchild, my 2nd Granddaughter, Wrynlee is born.  I had a similar experience two years ago the day her big brother Walker was born so I know the kinds of emotions the experience bring.  As I prepare mentally for this incredible and moving experience, I’m filled with awe and wonder about birth, babies, children and life. On that very first day when my daughter announced to…

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May 9

May 9, 2016

The Great American Road Trip – A Roundup of Road Trip Posts

The family road trip has become the stylish American vacation! Its popularity began to grow after World War II, when car manufacturing really took off and the automobile became affordable for most American families.  Of course, the interstate highway system was also rapidly growing and developing at the same time.  All this worked together to enable American families to travel the country on family road trips! In celebration of my ebook “American Road Trip . . . Vacation Planner” I have…

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May 2

May 2, 2016

Planning the Perfect Vacation – American Road Trips

Do you want to have the PERFECT FAMILY VACATION this summer?!! Here’s How!!! It’s that time of year again!  Vacation planning time!!  Yay!!!  Vacations are fun and exciting – a time to forget your cares and relax and have fun, a time for families to bond and grow closer to one another! Of course choosing of a destination very exciting!  There are so many fun places to visit, will you go to an old favorite destination or discover somewhere completely…

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Apr 18

April 18, 2016

Staying Close to Far Away Grandkids

Do you have children that you love, who don’t live close to you?  Many of us have grandchildren, or nieces or nephews or children of whom we have shared custody.  It’s often difficult to stay close to those far away littles that We love so dearly!  For me it is two of my grandchildren, G1 and G3, who don’t live close to me right now. My parents were entering their 40s when I was born and three of my grandparents…

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Feb 24

February 24, 2016

Boy or Girl – A Blessing Either Way!

In seven days we get to find out the gender of grandbaby #5!  Well, Mommy and Daddy and Gramma (me) do!  The rest of the family has to wait five days until the gender revel party.  Grandpa and one Auntie have threatened me with torture if I don’t tell them!  Somehow I’ll find the strength to keep the secret! Currently I have three grandsons and one granddaughter.  G1 and G3 (the granddaughter) live three hours away from me so I…

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Nov 12

November 12, 2015

Family

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Aug 27

August 27, 2015

Remembering Our Boys’ Bio Parents

When our girls were 11 and 12, we adopted two brothers who were 13 and 14 at the time.  The boys had lost their mom when they were just babies and their dad about three years before.  One of the priorities I had at that time was to help the boys have fond memories and feelings about their family.  I wanted to make sure they felt like we were an addition to their family, not a replacement.  (They still have…

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Aug 12

August 12, 2015

Aug 4

August 4, 2015

Back to School Shopping – In The Good Ol’ Days

When I was a little girl school shopping was a grand adventure!  My oldest sister graduated from high school the year after I was born. But my next two sisters were 5 and 6 years older than me and so they were interested in finding just the right fashion to impress their friends.  That “grown-up” girl attitude made things especially exciting for their adoring little sister! I remember the three of us sisters going school shopping every year with our…

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Jul 24

July 24, 2015

Jul 22

July 22, 2015

Jul 10

July 10, 2015

Road Trip Games (Free Road Trip Bingo Printable)

Looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy in the car on your road trip this summer?  Here is a list of fun ways to occupy the kids (and the grownups) in the car while you’re on vacation: Road Trip Bingo – Print out cards of things you’ll see along the way.  Sign up for Love My Big Happy Family’s Newsletter and you will receive a free printable of the Road Trip Bingo game  pictured below.  It has four game…

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