Trunk or Treat Carnival

We were astonished by our new church congregation’s Halloween carnival. They turned the traditional trunk or treat activity into a full carnival and fundraiser for the youth. There was dinner, carnival game booths, cotton candy, sno cones, a haunted trailer, a silent auction and a petting zoo. We had over…

Beach Nights

February 17, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Traditions, Vacations - No Comments

There’s something about evenings at Lake Michigan. The sun doesn’t set until after 9pm in August and we all love those long summer nights. They are filled with walks to the beach. Play structures. Sand angels. Re-bandaging toe injuries that are covered in sand. Did I mention sand? Always some…

Just You and Me

September 13, 2017 in Birthdays, Crew, Disneyland, Traditions - No Comments

Our boys look forward to their birthday dates with intense anticipation and Troy is so good to schedule work from home days so we can make them happen.Crew patiently waited for his promised birthday bubbles since oh, January. The bubbles were a hit with the kids standing in the longest…


September 12, 2017 in Beach, Easter, Nash Relaxes, Swimming, Traditions - No Comments

We started Easter Sunday with church and the children’s choir that I lead sang a beautiful version of The Miracle. Of course everyone’s favorite part of the day was the post-church photo op. I kid. But we were feeling the love between the painful posed shots. My family came in…

Spring Break

May 16, 2017 in Arizona, Loveys, Swimming, Traditions - 1 Comment

We’ve been going to the desert for spring break ever since Blake started elementary school. It’s a quick drive to Arizona from California and it feels like an escape even if we don’t stray from our standard activities. Most of each day is spent in the pool. Occasionally we leave…

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