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    Horse Rides and Presidents in South Dakota

    We’re wrapping up our trip to South Dakota. In fact we’re driving home as I write this. We saw and did a lot but also had plenty of down time. We feel like we only scratched the surface of all that South Dakota has to offer. We all want to come back! Day 5: Sunday If you recall from my last post, it was rainy, rainy the night before. It continued to drizzle and be downcast on Sunday, so we were glad we hadn’t planned an outdoor activity. Custer State Park Drive We drove through Custer State Park in search of buffalo. They have a herd of 1300 that’s supposed…

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    Crazy Horse in South Dakota

    For day 4 of our South Dakota trip we decided to hang around the campground for a good chunk of the day and then go to Crazy Horse after lunch. Campground Jeremy and the boys did some exploring of the campground. It is HUGE! It seems we’re constantly finding a new area. Even with the map, it’s hard to picture the layout, and that’s not just my lack of directional skills speaking. Jeremy agrees with me. We quickly realized that the group in the tents was some kind of a family reunion or something, and while we were annoyed about how close they were, we tried to be a good…

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    South Dakota Trip: Days 2 and 3

    We continue our trip to South Dakota with a couple more days of fun and then exploring. Day 2 We slept incredibly late (for us anyway). A certain 4 year old never sleeps in at home, so we were surprised and thrilled that he slept late. We took our time after getting up to have breakfast and get ourselves together to go to Mount Rushmore. We had thought about going to Crazy Horse in the afternoon, but that ended up not happening. Mount Rushmore We’re only about 10 minutes away from the monument, so we got there quickly. We were a little concerned about parking when traffic stopped on the…

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    Summer Trip to South Dakota

    We’re on our big trip of the summer to South Dakota this week. I remember going when I was a kid, and it was one of my favorite trips! Day 1 This was a travel day for the most part. We didn’t leave terribly early. In order to avoid Denver’s morning rush hour, we’d have to leave super early or after it was over. We opted for leaving at about 9:30AM. It certainly wasn’t the most exciting drive, but we were glad to see that South Dakota sign. That sign was kind of tiny though! Come on, South Dakota, spring for a bigger sign. I almost missed it! Traveling Tips…

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    How To Have a Fun Spring Break With Boys

    The key to a successful Spring Break with boys in our house is a balance of fun and relaxation time. We don’t want to be so busy that we’re overwhelmed, but too much boredom breeds fighting in my experience so far. We usually stay at home (in town that is), but we plan little activities throughout the week. Here’s how we had a successful (for the most part) Spring break this year. Days to Relax We took Monday and Tuesday to relax and hang out at home. Most of us are introverts (the jury is still out on the youngest little man), so we need time away from big crowds…

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    Our Easter Pictures Over The Years

    I was looking back at our Easter pictures over the years and thought it would be neat to share some of them. Our little family has changed over the years! 2010 Look at that little face! Even the drool bubbles are cute. 2011 I’m skipping it. What? Trust me you don’t need to see it. 2012 Yeah…I’m skipping this one too. Hey! It’s my blog, so we’ll just keep on moving. 2013 So cute! Look at that cute little family. We were a little over a month away from adding another little guy to the family! 2015 Oh, those hats were so fun! 2016 Jeremy was working that year, so…

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    Easy Ideas For Planning A Pokémon Birthday Party

    Back in January we celebrated our oldest son’s 8th birthday with a Pokémon Birthday Party. The kid is crazy about Pokémon, so he loved it as much as his little brother loved his Thomas the Train Party. He had originally wanted a different theme, so we had to find some quick and easy ideas for the party. Well, we found them and would like to share them with you. Here are some easy ideas for putting together your own party…and quickly! Pokémon Birthday Party Decorations My favorite part of putting together any party is the decorations. Since Pokémon are so popular, it was easy to find all kinds of ideas…

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    Our Name Change And What To Know About It

    Hi there! If you’ve following Taking Time in the City, you may have noticed some changes around here (if you’re new, welcome!). With a lot of hard word, some late nights, and maybe a little pounding my head on the desk, I have been transforming this little blog over the last few weeks. I’d like to welcome you to my new and improved blog: Our Boy Life! I’m so excited about this name change and can’t wait to tell you a little about how I got here. Why Do I Blog? The story could go way back to 2011 when I quit my somewhat stressful job in exchange for more…

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    Easy Boy Birthday Cards You Can Make Yourself

    I’ve been making cards for quite sometime now, and I’ve realized that cool designs for handmade boy birthday cards are a little hard to find. They’re at least a lot harder to find than cute handmade girl cards! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to make cards, so I make sure to take note when I come across an awesome design for a handmade boy card. I’m sharing some cards today that we’ve made and loved! Car Birthday Card How to make this card: Little Brother and I made this card together, and gave it to one of his cousins. I printed the little cars and let him…

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    We Love You Photo Gift Free Template

    This picture collage would make a super cute gift anytime, but it’d be especially great for Valentine’s Day! We made it for the boys’ grandma on her birthday last year. As you can see, there was some sillyness with the picture taking, but that made it even cuter in my opinion! I chose a different background for each of my boys, so that there would be some contrast between their pictures. We took them in the same room, though, so the lighting was similar. Then I put the pictures all together in Photoshop, printed them, and put them in a frame. It turned out cute! If you have Photoshop, you…

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