Showing posts with label Family NOW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family NOW. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Wish I Had Realized That Family History is a Perishable Commodity

"I wish I had realized that family history is a perishable commodity. It disappears with time, as memories fade, and as loved ones pass on. I wish I had known that the most important aspect of family history is preserving a record of the present for the future." -Guy Black

So true! Start preserving YOUR life history... right now!

-Sarah :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

17 Years Ago Today, Our LOVE Story Began.

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Brady and a girl named Sarah who met at the Rain Tree apartments in Provo, Utah. She was 19, working at Pizza Hut and going to college at UVSC. He was 23, working at TGI Friday's and also going to college at UVSC. He asked her on a date; she said yes. On this date at Mi Ranchito they ordered and shared the "macho nacho". They laughed and talked and Sarah paid the bill because Brady "forgot his wallet", but Sarah didn't care, because she was very interested in Brady. The following dates were even more fun. They hiked Angels Landing (Zion's National Park) at night with a full moon, target practicing, "Tribute to the Beatles concert", the Mount Timpanogos Temple open house, kissing, football games, a memorable trip to Grass Valley, California where Sarah grew up, more kissing, meeting his sister, and meeting both of their families. Brady and Sarah both knew they loved each other and wanted to be together always, so, on September 25, 1996, Brady knelt on one knee in front of the newly built Mount Timpanogos Temple to ask Sarah to marry him. She said yes!! They married 3 months later on December 14, 1996. They built a beautiful family together; 3 sons, 2 daughters, and a home that overlooks the Mount Timpanogos Temple. They knew it wouldn't be easy, but they knew it would all be totally worth it!!!

The end. Not really, it's only the beginning.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Don't Eat TOM Turkey" - Thanksgiving Game - Free Printable

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is playing a fun game called "Don't Eat Tom Turkey!" Your kids or grand-kids will love eating the treats while trying to guess which turkey is the lucky "TOM"

How to Play "Don't eat TOM TURKEY!":

  • Place small candies or snacks on top of each of the colorful turkeys on the board game. I've used; cereal, candy corn, M&M’s, skittles, mini marshmallows, etc. 
  • Choose one person in the group to go out of the room.
  • As a group, pick one of the colorful Turkeys to be the special "TOM TURKEY".
  • The person is called back in the room and starts eating the treats that are placed on the Turkeys and keeps eating until they get to the special "Tom Turkey” that was chosen by the group.  When they reach for that treat, everyone else yells, “Don’t eat Tom Turkey!!”
  • That person’s turn is over and a new person goes out of the room to repeat the game OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!
"Don't Eat Tom Turkey" Board Game (8x10) Laminate for durability.
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"Don't Eat Tom Turkey" Rules - Print and tape to the back of the board game
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Have Fun & Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Family History is Writing About The Crazy Times.

Family History Tip: Write about those crazy times!! I know at the time it's not very funny, but looking back on those crazy times, creates lasting memories and laughter.

Has your child done something like this? Mine has.
This happened only 3 days after my 5th child was born. My 3 year old and 1 year old thought it would be fun to tear open a 50 pound bag of flour and decorate the storage room. My 3 year old said "mom, it was a just like a sand box, but with flour".

Or Maybe something like this? Mine has.

"It's Snowflakes in my bedroom!" That's what my 5 year old told me. (Yes, the same one who tore open the 50 lb bag of flour). She saw it snowing outside and thought she could reenact this snowfall in her own bedroom; which she did. 2 toilet paper rolls later, and her bedroom looked a lot like outside. You can only see about 1/4 of the mess.

Tell your story now. What's something your child or children has done to "get into trouble"???

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"You've Been Boo'd" Free Printables.

Life isn't all Family History for me. In fact, most of my life revolves around my 5 kidlets who love to stay busy doing crafts, projects and family activities. So, I thought I'd share one of our favorite Halloween Family traditions
; "You've Been Boo'd!" It's one of those traditions I do with my kids and husband every year in the month of October. We put together a candy filled Jack 'o lantern, per family ($1 at Walmart) with these 2 printables:
  1. The note that says "You've Been Boo'd", with instructions to "Boo" someone new. 
  2. The adorable We've Been Boo'd sign to put in their window. 

Now for the FUN part. Let your 5 giggly kids (in my case) take the candy filled Jack o' Lantern to someones doorstep and "DOORBELL DITCH". (ring the doorbell or knock, then run away).  This year, we were a little adventurous and did this in the day. We did this for 3 different families on 3 different streets in our neighborhood so that each street got populated with Boo signs.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS FREE "YOU'VE BEEN BOO'D" PRINTABLE, found at Mom's Crafty Space;  I love this site and her great crafty ideas.

Have a SPOOKtacular time ;)