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December 17, 2019

Lunch Bag Art

I’m not sure when it started. At some point, I began drawing things on my kids lunch bags when they had to take a sack lunch to school. It was typically only once or twice a year. They normally use an insulated, soft lunch box. During the Christmas program practice, or the occasional field trip ...

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December 9, 2019

Dama Del Mar

As tends to happen from time to time, my son put off a school project until much later than he should have. So instead of spending a week or two making a ship for school, we did it in a weekend. I think there could have been so many more fun details, but we certainly ...

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July 13, 2019

Willow Creek Campground

My wife had an outing this weekend, so the kids and I want camping Friday night. We loaded up and headed past Arrowrock Reservoir to see if we could find a good spot. Willow Creek Campground is the first good one past the point where Arrowrock turns into river. The weather was gorgeous but hot ...

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August 30, 2016

Daddy Daughter Photowalk – MK Nature Center

My daughter and I went for a photo walk-about on Saturday. I really love spending time with her. She’s genuinely curious about so many things. And excited by what she learns. She is sweet and silly, and just a joy to be around. Know what else? She likes to take pictures too. I gave her ...

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June 20, 2015

Movie Night At Vineyard Boise

Tonight was a good ole family movie night. It just included a whole bunch of extended family. Many of whom I’ve never met. The movie of the day was the Lego Movie. I love all of the smiles and excitement. Good movie, good FREE snacks, good times.

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June 8, 2015

Another Full Weekend

What a beautiful weekend. Just as the weather begins to transition from spring time feeling temps to something more like the surface of the sun. Friday evening, we headed to the park to picnic and ended up picnicking indoors because a storm started rolling in just as we set up. It still ended up being ...

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August 26, 2014

Atlanta Idaho – August 2014

We spent the weekend in gorgeous Atlanta Idaho. I’ve traveled a little bit in my life, and I’ve seen some amazing places, but there are very few that can compare to the unspoiled beauty of God’s wilderness. Atlanta is a tiny little town of cabins surrounded by the wild river, green forest, and imposing and ...

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August 6, 2014

Boulder Lake In August

We made a nice day hike on Saturday. Most of the family was riding up to Boulder Lake near McCall, Idaho in Tina’s Suburban, but if I went, we were one seat short. So I borrowed my dad’s Goldwing. What a fun ride! I was pretty tired when the day was over since my butt ...

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December 23, 2013

First Family Snowman

There have been a few snowy winters since my daughter was born, but I don’t think we’ve had any with snow good enough to make an actual snowman until now. So this was my first opportunity to pass along the skills I learned from my dad. We had a ton of fun rolling the snow ...

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May 31, 2013

Hunt For The Red Wing Black Bird

If you recall one of my previous posts, my daughter has been recently studying the Red Wing Black Bird in kindergarten. She has been really excited about seeing them around town and I knew of a park out toward Kuna with a good group of cat tails we could look for them around. So we ...

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May 26, 2013

Camping at Edna Creek for Memorial Day

My wife had a class to go to on Saturday, but I really wanted to get out and go camping. So I packed the kids into the car and headed off into the woods for a short, one night, camping trip. We joined my parents and some friends and the weather was nearly perfect. The ...

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Cute Easter kids

April 1, 2013

An Amazing Easter Sunday

Easter. A celebration of the greatest event in world history. The moment when death was defeated on our behalf. Jesus, setting aside pride and power, allowed Himself to be killed and buried for our sins. Then He showed His real power. The power over death and sin. Now He has given us the opportunity to ...

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