In honor of Cecelia and Susannah, we went on a ship voyage today.  I built a ship just like last year.  We had fun buying our ship tickets, eating sea biscuits, playing music and dancing on the ship, and learning about the real sea voyages that Cecelia, Susannah, and their families went on in the...
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About Shelly

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m passionate about strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ through personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Morning Nature Walk: Snail on Porter’s Shoe

We have started going on a walk every morning before breakfast. I really want to bring more nature into our daily life and sometimes I feel so confined,...
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Shema, Honey, and Learning

My boys’ last day of school was on Thursday. It was bittersweet, as they won’t be going back to public school next year. I am both nervous and...
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Campout #3 2019: Goblin Valley

Campout # 3 of 2019! We usually camp about an hour or less away from home but this time we decided to go to Goblin Valley which is...
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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...
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June Unit Study : Sheep!

Sneak peek of what our unit study will be in June. … Sheep! 🐑 Until 6 or so months ago, I don’t think I had ever thought much...
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Saturday Adventure Campfire Lunch

This morning after we woke up, Jershon was determined for us to go on an adventure.  It has been raining so much over the past couple weeks so...
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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...
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Campout #2 2019: Miner’s Canyon

We went camping last night. Campout #2 for 2019! We went to Miner’s Canyon again since its too cold in the mountains still. We were hoping to get...
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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...
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