Nature

Rocks

Our science topic for this month is rocks.  We’ve gone on a couple of hikes since the weather has been nice and the kids stuffed their pockets and backpacks with rocks to add to their rock collections.   We’ve been having fun putting our rock collections to good use. We’ve been using them to build...
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Birds

We saw the coolest thing this morning! It sounded like it was raining really hard on our roof but when we looked out the window, this is what we saw. It was such a cool experience! Heavenly Father’s creations are incredible.  
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Enjoying the Gardens and Prayer Journaling

This morning when I woke up, I decided that we would spend the morning at a nearby 55 acre garden.  So that’s what we did.  We were some of the first people there so we had it practically to ourselves for a little while.   The first thing we did was start out with prayer journaling. ...
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God Gives Good Gifts: Part 5

A couple of months before this Missouri trip, I had suggested to my mom that they get a kitten right before (or during) our trip so the grandkids could play with it. They are in need of a new cat anyway because their current cat is getting really old and everyone knows you can’t have...
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God Gives Good Gifts: Part 4

While we were in Nauvoo, we decided to go to the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery really quick to see my 4th great grandfather, William Casper’s grave. He died in Nauvoo, shortly before the exodus. I hadn’t ever been to the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds (also known as the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery) before and until learning about...
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Campout #9: American Fork Canyon

We went camping last night in American Fork Canyon.  Our 9th campout for 2019!   Getting to our campsite involved an adventure and a really neat miracle.  You can read that story here. We enjoyed catching grasshoppers, eating cherries, watching wasps eat our food, and watching a beautiful sunset.   
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Campout

Last year we had a pioneer themed campout and we were looking forward to doing that again this year. Well, on Friday evening, we were all packed up and headed to the campsite when a big storm rolled in and it wasn’t looking promising. So we turned around and came back home. On Saturday, we...
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Campout #7 2019: Strawberry Reservoir

We went camping again last night. This time we went to Strawberry Reservoir.  Lots of bugs at this campout.  More than any of our other campouts combined. But all in all, it was still a good campout. Our campsite wasn’t the best logistically… it wasn’t very flat and the lack of shade and bugs made...
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Sweden Unit: Midsommar Campout / Payson Canyon

Campout number 6 for 2019! We went to Payson Canyon and we couldn’t have had a more perfect campsite to celebrate Swedish Midsommar. I loved spending time in the forest. My Swedish blood was felt so at home. 🙂 Scandinavia has long, dark winters, so the arrival of summer is a big deal throughout the...
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