• Our Boy Life | God Is In Control
    Faith,  Personal

    My Story: God Is In Control

    I’ve been sharing some about my faith and my story recently. What makes me love God? Why do I believe in Him? I talked about how He’s the Ultimate Planner last week and about His Grace before that. Today, I’m going to talk about how God is in control even when it feels like he’s not. 13 Months We learned through our move that God had a plan for our lives. We had no doubt that we were supposed to be in Denver. That didn’t mean it was going to be easy. The 13 months following our move turned out to be months of growth and stretching for us. The…

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    Faith,  Personal

    My Story: The Ultimate Planner

    I’ve been sharing some about my faith and my story recently. What makes me love God? Why do I believe in Him? I talked about His Grace last week. Today, I’m going to talk about how God is The Ultimate Planner. I’m A Planner Really. Like obsessively so. You should see my calendar. No scratch that. It might scare you. Seriously, though, I love it when a plan comes together. So looking back at our life, I can see now that God had a plan for us. God’s Plan For Our Move When we had our first son in 2010, I continued to work part time but really didn’t want…

  • Our Boy Life - My Story: Accepting Grace
    Faith,  Personal

    My Story: Accepting Grace

    We were recently challenged at church to share our faith in some small way. Posting a verse on social media was one idea. I did that, but why stop there? Though I don’t have a huge audience, I’d like to share with those who are following here. What makes me love God? Why do I believe in Him? Today I’m talking about His Grace. Accepting Grace Let’s start at the beginning: when I was a little girl. I grew up in a Christian home and was surrounded by Christian influences. Church was our world. If you know me personally, then you know that I am a rule follower. I like…

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    Home Projects

    How to Make A Kids’ Art Display in 4 Easy Steps

    If you’ve got kids, then you probably have the same problem as most of us. What to do with all that art? It can quickly take over your counters, your fridge…your entire house! Today I’m going to show you our solution to the kids’ art dilemma. Read on to find out how to make a kids’ art display of your very own in just 4 easy steps. There are a lot of ideas out there for displaying your children’s art, and we’ve tried a few of them here and here. We’ve even gone the art on the fridge route for a while. However, I’m ready for something that feels a…

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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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    Activities,  Holidays

    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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