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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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Charles Alfred Harper’s Journal and Stephen Markham’s Cane

This morning we got to do something really neat. We got to see the real, original, 174 year old journal of one of my pioneer ancestors, Charles Alfred Harper. He is my great-great-great grandfather. He is the ancestor that I picked for Landon to represent during our pioneer unit because Landon’s middle name is Harper....
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10 Years Since We Met

May 15, 2008. I ran out of clean underwear so I decided that I better do my laundry. I walked over to the laundry room in my apartment complex (which happened to be next to the pool), put my laundry in the washer, and then decided to sit next to the pool and write in...
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Connecting with my Grandpa Marchant

This morning I woke up to milk, eggs, and orange juice on the front porch (well technically they were inside by then because Jershon brought them in when he left for work.) It was only 6 am. 🙂 I have heard about Winder Farms for a while now but finally decided that it would be...
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Inspired by my Great-Grandmother

As I was going through video clips for the photo/video montage that I made for my Grandma’s funeral, I ran across a few video clips of my Great Grandparents (my Grandma’s parents) and these clips gave me a greater desire to get to know Dan and Margaret (my great-grandparents) better. There is one little video...
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Does your lamp cast a steady glow?

This morning, during breakfast, I decided to teach the kids about the parable of the ten virgins. First, we watched a little video from and then I taught the kids about what the parable means and how we can fill our own symbolic lamps, drop by drop, intentionally and consistently. As you already know,...
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