On the second day of our trip, we got to meet up with an 84 year old Swedish man, named Erik, that lives in the same small town as my ancestors did in the 1880s.  A cousin of mine (technically my mom’s cousin’s daughter) was fortunate enough get connected with Erik 11 years ago (see...
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About Shelly

Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about 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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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 2

  The pioneer ancestor that Landon chose to represent and learn more about this year is Charles Wesley Hubbard. Charles was born on February 7, 1810 in Sheffield,...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 1

There’s just something about fiddle music and dressing up that makes you want to dance. So that’s what we did to kick off our unit. And then 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...
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Sheep Unit: He Leadeth Me in the Paths of Righteousness for His Name’s Sake

  Good shepherds lead their sheep to good places. They are careful about which paths they lead their sheep down – for the paths could lead to anything...
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Sheep Unit: Dairy Sheep Farm

Some people meet potential dates online. I meet sheep farmers. 😂 Through a homeschooling group on Facebook, I was able to connect with a woman that owns a...
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Sheep Unit: He Restoreth My Soul

This entire book is fascinating and I thought this chapter was particularly interesting. I wish I could type up the whole thing. You’ll just have to go read...
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Swedish Unit: Midsommar Maypole Celebration

On Saturday evening, we went up to Salt Lake for the Midsommar celebration that the Swedish Heritage Society puts together every year. Before we left home, I 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...
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Morning Nature Walks: Noticing Little Details

We have been going on a walk around our neighborhood every weekday morning since the boys got out of school… so today will be our 15th walk I...
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