11 Best Family Games

The Best Family Games

For the last couple of years, we’ve had a Fall Break tradition that I’m really (REALLY) missing right now. We’d drive down to St. George and meet up with some of our favorite people for a few days to mostly do two things: eat good food (SEA SALT CARAMEL TRUFFLE ICE CREAM!!) and play games. All night long. 

Oh, I love those nights. … 

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Missionary Christmas Feature

Missionary Christmas: Tips & Ideas

What are you sending your missionary for Christmas? One friend is mailing her son in Ghana a soft roll of toilet paper (among other things, haha). My daughter loved getting church vocal music and Wingers amazing sauce.  We recently received this instruction from our son’s mission: “We encourage you, if possible, to please send your… 

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Turkey Tag Feature

DIY Turkey Tag

While we were growing up in good ol’ Katy, Texas, we had one of those backyards that was destined to be a neighborhood kid gathering place. It was huge. So huge that when Kellie and Trisha were fighting, mom would send them out back to run laps. I can’t really tell you what that was like. I… 

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Gratitude Hunt Feature

Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt

   PAUSE: a temporary stop; to linger. Sounds heavenly. Does your life need a pause button? Gratitude gives us reason to pause. This gratitude photo scavenger hunt is a fun way to recognize the small stuff and big blessings in life. Schedule it sometime before Thanksgiving or we’re doing ours after turkey dinner to get… 

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Caramel Apple Bar

One of the 10,000 things I love about fall is apples. And with apples usually comes caramel apples, right? Today we have an awesome little twist on the normal caramel apple. Instead of dipping a whole apple in caramel and then proceeding to attempt to bite into it (which usually proves difficult) we bring to you the Caramel… 

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2014 Singing Time Feature

Singing Time Program Review Games and Ideas {FREE PRINTABLES}

If you’ve followed along or caught any of the Primary Singing Time posts, you already know that I’m a newbie with this chorister thing. And now it’s Fall. In Primary. Which means Primary Program time. My first instinct is to panic. 

Capture the Flag Feature

Glow-in-the-Dark Capture The Flag

   As the evenings are getting cooler, it’s the perfect time for a heart-thumping, sweat-dripping night game of CAPTURE THE FLAG. Glow stick-style. Here’s how to play:


October: Strength Train

So…did you say no to soda last month? I sure hope so! I can’t even believe we only have 3 more months until 2014 is behind us. I hope you are feeling healthier and finding that these small changes each month are making a difference. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Feature

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Look, we’ve lived all around the country. Between the four of us kids, that’s a lot of block parties, bake sales, birthday parties, and every other kind of place or event that might call for a chocolate chip cookie. After a lot of searching (and personal research-which was all kinds of fun), we found the… 

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