- Whole milk
- Darigold fit milk
- Peach Greek yogurt cups
- Plain Greek yogurt cups
- Ground turkey
- Old fashioned oats
- Lower-sugar oatmeal packets
- White mushrooms
- Dried berries and golden raisins
- FIT CRUNCH choc chip cookie dough baked bars
- Pace chunky medium salsa
- 72% cocoa Swiss dark chocolate
- 90% cocoa Swiss dark chocolate
- Laundry detergent
- Dishwasher detergent
- Journal - momma journal for each child
Maybelline Volume Express: The Falsies Mascara
Introducing Maybelline Volume Express: The Falsies Mascara - your ultimate waterproof mascara for an upcoming cruise! Achieve stunningly curled lashes that will make waves.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen - the perfect companion for busy moms on the go! It's great for protecting your skin from sun damage while driving and running daily errands and provides a glow throughout the day!
Revlon Liquid Lipstick
Introducing Revlon Liquid Lipstick in "Boundless Nude" - the perfect lip color for active moms who want to look polished. Achieve a stunning, long-lasting nude lip that enhances your naturally beautiful features.
Covergirl Easy Breezy Volumizing Brow Gel
Introducing Covergirl Easy Breezy Volumizing Brow Gel - the ultimate solution for cruise vacations. Achieve a perfectly polished brow that stays in place, ensuring you look fabulous throughout your entire getaway.
L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Waterproof Mascara
Introducing L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Waterproof Mascara - the ultimate solution for achieving thick and long eyelashes. Enhance your natural beauty with this cruise-friendly mascara that delivers voluminous lashes that stay flawless all day long.
Jergens Natural Glow Self Tanner Face Moisturizer
Introducing Jergens Natural Glow Self Tanner Face Moisturizer - a long-time favorite product that not only protects your skin with SPF but also provides a beautiful bronze glow. Enhance your complexion with this moisturizer, giving you a natural-looking sun-kissed radiance while keeping your skin healthy and nourished.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water For Waterproof Makeup
Introducing Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water For Waterproof Makeup - the perfect solution for water vacations. Experience a clear complexion and easily remove waterproof makeup with this gentle yet effective micellar water.
Sei Bella Vitamin C Defense and Repair Treatment Serum
Introducing Sei Bella Vitamin C Defense and Repair Treatment Serum - the secret to achieving a bright and clear complexion. This powerful serum is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that help defend your skin against environmental stressors while promoting repair and rejuvenation.
Sun Shades® Mineral Plus SPF 30+ Sunscreen
Introducing Sun Shades® Mineral Plus SPF 30+ Sunscreen - the perfect choice for great application and protection for both yourself and your children. This sunscreen provides reliable sun protection while being gentle on the skin, making it ideal for everyday use.
- Kodiak Cakes pumpkin puree waffles - here's the recipe
- Breakfast sandwiches - here's the recipe
- Sourdough discard crust pizza - here's the recipe
- Caprese salad - grape tomatoes, shredded mozzarella cheese, olive oil, pesto sauce, balsamic vinegar, and sourdough toast as a bonus.
- Chicken salad - chicken chunks, red grapes, celery, apples, mayo, garlic salt seasoning, and pepper to taste.
- Sam's Club Southwest salad
- Elk taco meat - here's the street taco recipe
- Smoked chicken - Kinder's Woodfired Garlic Seasoning, Alvi's Incredible Save The Day Seasoning, and extra virgin olive oil
In our journey of raising chickens, we've been diligently maintaining a clean and cozy brooder to ensure the young hens' well-being. It's rewarding to witness their growth and observe the vibrant colors of their developing feathers. As we eagerly prepare to transfer them to their new coop, we're delighted to have acquired some fresh farm eggs from our classified ad four-year-old hens. Here's to more poultry adventure! We've enjoyed hanging out with chicks in the backyard. I've found my daughter reading with one by her side.
During the month, I had the fun opportunity to go spring skiing with my dad and children. We love family adventures! Watching my two older children navigate the slopes with confidence and skill made my heart swell with happiness. The soft powder beneath our skis created an exhilarating experience on that bluebird day, with the clear blue skies overhead adding to the beauty of it all. One of the highlights of the trip was taking my three-year-old toddler skiing for one of the first times. Thanks to the lucky bums harness, we were able to introduce him to the joy of gliding down the slopes while ensuring his safety.
We stayed in a cozy condo with my parents, sister, and children, creating cherished memories and moments of togetherness. After a day on the slopes, we enjoyed the resort's local condo's pool and hot tub. Seeing the record-breaking snowpack reaching the top of the tall windows was an amazing sight, reminding us of the incredible winter we had experienced.
During the month, we had a delightful time with my older sister and her husband who came to visit from out of town. Our days were filled with fun as we immersed ourselves in book storytimes and had a blast dyeing Easter eggs together. They showered my children with love and attention and all were blessed with cherished time together.
The Easter holiday was special as our family came together to embrace the spirit of the season and celebrate my mother's birthday. It brought us delight to have our very own Easter chicks, adding an extra touch of magic to our festivities. As part of our family gatherings, I had the opportunity to prepare a spiritual lesson centered around the symbols of Easter, allowing us to reflect on the profound significance of Christ's life, His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His crucifixion, and His glorious resurrection. It was a deeply moving experience that brought me closer to my faith and strengthened my connection with Christ.
In addition to the spiritual aspect, my husband and I also added some exciting elements to our children's outdoor playset, including a tree swing, rope ladder, and trapeze swing bar. These new additions provided endless hours of fun and activity, further enriching our Easter celebrations.
Trapeze Swing Bar
At our children's elementary school, we attended a family night that embodied the essence of community. It was a heartwarming experience to see the familiar faces of our children's school friends and their families, as well as the dedicated educators who play such a vital role in shaping their young minds. As parents, we understand the importance of supporting our children's education, and events like these serve as a reminder of how important it is to be actively involved in their learning and growth.
Shortly following the delightful family night at the school, I had the opportunity to accompany my daughter's class on a fun-filled trip to the local dinosaur park. It was an adventure-filled day as we explored the park alongside our small, but adorable group of classmates.
Alongside my curious toddler, we embarked on a fun field trip with our parent and children preschool group to the local nature center. For our little ones, these moments of outdoor exploration and discovery hold an extra level of novelty and fun.
We kicked off the warm weather season with a visit to our local amusement park, and it was pure fun watching my children experience the exhilaration of the rides. A highlight was sharing the roller coasters with my daughter, who has grown tall enough to take on the big, thrilling attractions.
After a day at the park, we decided to explore further a local large sportsman's shop. Inside, we were captivated by the impressive displays of taxidermied game animals and fish, showcasing the beauty and diversity of nature. It was a perfect ending to a memorable day of family fun and adventure.
As a mom, I've come to truly appreciate the importance of having mom friends in my life. That's why my friend and I make it a point to plan a church ladies' night every so often. We were able to have a fun ladies night this month at the local late-night burger and sandwich joint. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to gather with our fellow moms, chat, and enjoy a delicious dinner together.
We had the pleasure of watching HH participate in his school's production of Lion King Junior, where he took on the role of a blade of grass and sang with the kindergarten class choir. It was incredibly heartwarming to see all the children come together and showcase their talents on stage. After the performance, we had dessert in our backyard.
To wrap up the month, we took our horses to a family property and let them roam freely in the spring pasture for some much-needed grazing. It was a beautiful sight to watch these majestic creatures gallop up the mountain, exuding strength and grace. As the horses enjoyed their time on the mountain pasture, we took the opportunity to practice roping in our cabin barn, lovingly referred to as the "Cabarn." It was a perfect way to spend quality time with our beloved horses and create cherished family memories.