Mmmboppin' Blog Posts

  • Maggie's Hello Kitty Party!
    on Jul 22, 2014
    For Maggie's 7th Birthday party last October, she decided on a Hello Kitty theme. I was 100% on board because when I was a youngster I was pretty obsessed with the little feline as well. She is seriously cute.I made these cute little favor bags for t...
  • Crying about Neymar
    on Jul 8, 2014
    Our family has been cheering for Brazil pretty hardcore during the World Cup this summer. Coleman in particular has been really into it. Neymar is his favorite player. He talks about Neymar. He asked Dan to give him a haircut like Neymar. He kin...
  • Jesus Said Love Everyone
    on Jul 6, 2014
    I had a chat this week with Hillary, one of my best friends from growing up. She texted me wanting to have an intelligent conversation about recent events about the Mormons in the news. We talked about our understandings and opinions of things and ho...
  • Kindergarten Boys
    on Jul 2, 2014
    I taught kindergarten and my mama was a kindergarten teacher. I love kindergarten. But for some reason when it comes to being the parent of a kindergartener (or two) its a whole different ball game. I get so nervous about sending my babies to kinderg...
  • Sunset Second Summer Book Club
    on Jul 1, 2014
    I am not great at book clubs. I'm not great at them because I have a hard time remembering to actually get the book I need to read before its too late. But my wonderful, witty, smart, and fun friend Michele started a neighborhood summer book club whe...
  • Freddie and Ira
    on Jul 1, 2014
    Freddie has an adorable little cousin named Ira. They are a month apart. Its been cute to see them grow up together. Here they are as tinies.Couldn't you just eat them right up!?Twin cousins with twin old man names. The cuteness kills me.
  • Back to School Dinner
    on Jul 1, 2014
    Taking a cue from my friend {Erica}, we were inspired to have a back to school dinner to kick off the new school year and having three (3!!!?) kids in school. Our theme for the school year is "Let's Rock." One of our favorite movies is "School o...
  • First Grade Girl
    on Jul 1, 2014
    My Maggie girl was so nervous about the start of school this year. In fact, she ended up crying and tantruming every day when I would drop her off. After a few weeks she was feeling more confident and less nervous. And I was learning some strategies...
  • Some Peeks at the House
    on Jul 1, 2014
    We feel so blessed to be in our new house. We love it. Besides still having a carpeted dining area like we had in our last house, I absolutely love the layout and flow. I love our neighbors. I just love it all. I took these pictures soon after we mov...
  • Ornament Party 2012
    on Jul 1, 2014
    Every year my family has an ornament exchange party. It all started because our neighbor and wonderful family friend, Kristen, would invite our parents to her ornament exchange party and it seemed like a truly magical event to us kids. Mom and Dad wo...
  • Guilt and Stress
    on Jul 1, 2014
    I have an overactive guilt complex. This has been my life for as long as I can remember. In general, I go about feeling like a bad person. I worry about what I have done and what people think about me. I worry about what I haven't done and what peopl...
  • Namesake
    on Jul 1, 2014
    This baby Freddie is the sweetest boy in the world. His name means "peaceful ruler." He has always been exactly that-- a peaceful presence in our home.He's so calm and happy. He loves to smile and laugh. His siblings adore him.Freddie was named after...
  • Goblin Valley
    on Jul 1, 2014
    Last year we went to Goblin Valley. I had forgotten what a great place that is. My kids were in heaven climbing on every formation and scaling every wall. My nephews chased lizards. Cam and Elston brought their darling doggie Pinto. Dad wore his auth...
  • Will and Coleman's Aquabats Super Show Party
    on Jul 1, 2014
    If you have never seen The Aquabats Super Show, run! don't walk! to your television and binge watch it on Netflix right now. Didja do it?Your welcome.Dan introduced our kids to the show last year and I would overhear it while I would do the laundry o...
  • Family Reunion-age
    on Jul 1, 2014
    Last summer we were so lucky to get to spend time together with our whole family. Courtney and Matt and their kids came and we went camping and swimming and playing. It was a dream.Here are all of my mom and dad's grandkids. Such an adorable bunch.An...
  • Price(y) Birthday Parties
    on Apr 7, 2013
    Maggie has been invited to several birthday parties for her classmates at school, where the whole class is invited to parties at the bowling alley or the wave pool. Seems kind of expensive to me, but I haven't really priced it out to see how bad the...
  • Rub a Dub Dub 3 Boys in a Tub
    on Apr 6, 2013
    Freddie is doted on by his older siblings. And one of the favorite things about having a baby brother is taking a turn to hold him in the bathtub.We sure feel lucky to have such sweet and cute boys in our family.
  • How do you Spell That?
    on Apr 5, 2013
    Dan brought home 2 big boxes of old highway sign letters. For family night we cleaned them up and sorted them in alphabetical order.We can't wait to decorate our house with words and come up with other fun ways to use this haul. Nice find, Dan!
  • Toothless Wonder
    on Apr 4, 2013
    Maggie's front tooth came out a few weeks ago. She got accidentally knocked over on the playground. Her teacher called me because her mouth was bleeding and when we got home we found out that her front tooth that had been loose before was now hanging...
  • Our Little Writer
    on Apr 3, 2013
    Once Maggie got a grasp of the alphabet she just started writing--letters, numbers, and soon words. As her writing develops I love reading it and seeing her grow. Here's a bit of her latest school work:"I feel lucky when I get to see my grandma."&nbs...
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