May 25, 2019 in Cousins, Easter, Tanner Family - No Comments

Easter coincided with April Fool’s Day, General Conference and Spring Break and Troy’s parents and sister’s family joined us for the occasion. One of these years I need to switch up my Easter tablescape, but fresh flowers added to the pink eggs and napkins I stash away gets the job…

Spontaneous Sunset

One evening during midweek madness, the beach was calling me. It had been a long time since I had seen the ocean. Instead of turning east to go back home after all the boys’ activities, I turned west and headed straight to the shore. Sometimes you need to soak in…

Epic Park

A new park opened near us and became a quick favorite. I don’t think we know what the actual name of the park is because on our first visit, the boys named it the “Epic Park.” The zipline is a major hit. There is a giant hill that all of…


May 22, 2019 in Friends, Sports - No Comments

Having a backyard with enough room for a trampoline has been the greatest gift. When we were renting our townhouse, the boys got out their post dinner energy by running in circles around the kitchen island every night. Now, we just send them outside and they bounce and wrestle their…

Neighborhood Egg Hunt

May 21, 2019 in Easter, Friends - No Comments

One of the things we were looking forward to in our new neighborhood was the annual Easter egg hunt. We gathered for a full Easter feast and each family contributed candy filled eggs for the kids to find. Our street only has 10 houses and we sure aren’t lacking for…

Easter Rehearsal

May 20, 2019 in Easter - No Comments

Easter aligned with General Conference this year and since I knew we’d be lounging in sweat pants listening to our leaders on TV, I had the boys dress up the Sunday before Easter in their new shirts. They even obliged me with a few shots after church. The key was…


May 13, 2019 in Beach, Friends, Newport - No Comments

We met my friend Kristen and her family at Newport Beach over President’s Day weekend. Crew and Finn put claw shovels on their hands and crawled around on their hands and knees all day. They called themselves “clobsters,” which I guess is a combination of a crab and a lobster….

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