Colorado 2015 Part II: Our Favorite Hotel for a Large Family + Colorado Springs

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Start Here: Colorado 2015 Part 1 Warning: Picture Heavy Post #SorryNotSorry After chatting with friends and checking out our options, we decided to stay in Denver for our short duration in Colorado. It was a central location to our “must-sees”, close to the airport, and we found a brand-new Drury Hotel in the Denver metro …

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Murrays Meet Mountains

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My boys have begged to fly on an airplane since they could talk. We used to take them to the airport just to give them a taste, but they’ve never had the feeling of the power of a take off, or being in the clouds, or traveling at 500 miles per hour. In fact, we …

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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

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I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy …

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Raising a Home Full of Boys Over a Frat House

  I wasn’t a regular at the Frat Houses during my days at Butler University, but the times I did step inside of them I was hit with the smell of urine and beer.  Not the most luring or pleasing smell to a 20 something girl, and somehow I haven’t acquired an appreciation for either …

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Summer Epilogue

Oh Summer, we sent you out in style. The finale included introducing the boys to Trail 3 at Turkey Run State Park, a backyard wiffle ball game of Parents vs. Kids with the neighbors, Kit-Kat S’mores, and one final swim in the neighborhood pool. The Summer of 2014 was certainly one for the books – …

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Trips Are Not Always As They Appear on Facebook…

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So if I shared you the following pictures on my Facebook page, you might think, “Wow. What a fun camping trip. Look at those boys always getting along. That’s just lovely.”    And that’s how it was {MOST} of the time.  There were hotdogs around the fire, fun games of ladder ball, fishing, and playing …

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My Secret Bedtime Weapon

I’m letting you in on a HUGE secret today.  It’s almost seemed too good to be true, so I held out a little while to tell you to see if the bedtime magic continued… Want to know what puts my kids to sleep in 10 minutes?  15 minutes tops? This little wonder.  I like to …

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What I Learned During My First Week of Being a Rookie Baseball Mom…

Our newest family adventure: Little League Baseball.  You’ll find me in a sunny spot in my pink canvas chair at the baseball field for the next million weeks. Being 1/3 of the team, means we better do this baseball thing right the first time around. =) We played soccer last year, but wanted to give …

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