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Bookshelf Mantle/Fireplace

We have never had a real fireplace or mantle but 4 years ago, Jershon and I decided to improvise and we turned our bookshelves into a faux fireplace/mantle. We have re-created this (with some minor adjustments) every year since. So I present to you, our 4th annual cozy faux fireplace. Made from books, shelves, and...
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Fika Friday: England

England Themed Fika today.  I have a lot of English heritage so it has been fun to learn more about England this month. We had some English Cucumber and Dill sandwiches, and some British Scones with Currents (served with clotted cream (that I made in the instant pot), and jam). Everything was pretty easy to...
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Inspired By My Ancestors

Sometimes it may seem on the outside that family history and homeschool/learning are different categories of interest for me. But I have found that they are actually very tied together. As I have been doing more family history and learning more about my ancestors, especially over the past 15 months or so, I have found...
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Jane Elizabeth Clayton

Jane. Jane is a name that was at the top of our baby names list when I was pregnant with each of our last 3 children. But even though we loved the name, it never made the final cut because we like to name our kids after family members or close friends and we didn’t...
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11 Year Anniversary of Meeting

  The story of how we met, told by Jershon, to the kids, tonight while we were sitting by that same pool, in that same apartment complex, sharing a big bowl of “mac & tom.” 11 years. “One Sunny May… May 15, 2008, Mom was sitting right over there and I went to check the...
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Family History Projects: Inspired By My Grandma

This is what I wrote in my journal on March 9, 2010… Last night, I was reading some of my journal entries from when I was 14. They are pretty hilarious. I was so crazy back then. I am glad that I wrote pretty regularly. I think that sometimes we disregard record keeping and think...
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Meaningful Easter Traditions

Yesterday was Easter. Easter is a holiday that I have usually not given the attention that it deserves. I usually do something, but often it’s kind of last minute and not planned out very well. Well this year I was determined to do better. I mean, I give Christmas a ton of attention. And yes, Christmas...
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10 Years

Today marks 10 years of being married to Jershon. 99% of the crazy things that I have done over the past 10 years were Jershon’s idea that I (sometimes hesitantly) went along with. And 98% of the time, they ended up being awesome and I have been glad that I agreed, even if it was...
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10 Year Engagement Anniversary

August 29th was the 10 year anniversary of when we got engaged. To celebrate, we went to the place where Jershon proposed – which is a fountain on BYU campus. We spent a lot of time at this spot when we were dating. A lot of hours, sitting on that bench, talking, and maybe some...
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