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This one thing will make for a great family adventure!

Who doesn’t love a surprise? I mean, especially if you are the one knowing and surprising. Well, there’s this one thing we are intentional about with each family adventure and I know you will love it too! Over the years in traveling with our kiddos, we have made a point to leave a few destinations […]


…it is taken from the longest chapter in the entire Bible. Psalm 119 is an acrostic (or alphabetical) poem, meaning it is divided into 22 stanzas (sections), one for each Hebrew letter.  whether or not this poem was originally written as an acrostic poem, it was most certainly written with great intentions for the reader […]

box of photos being organized

The Best Photo Organization

Let’s get organized! With two of my kids graduating from high school, I knew it was time to organize the bajillion photos I had accumulated over the years. I found the best solution to my bucket and drawers overflowing with years of photos. I love how it turned out and gives my family easy access […]

Homemade Grapico Ice Cream

I scream, YOU scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! It’s been at least 25 years since Andy’s dad started making us Grapico ice cream and it continues to be a sweet treat for my kiddos today! The first hint of warm weather and we are pulling out the ice cream maker and a bottle of Grapico!  My whole crew […]

a picture of the best cinnamon roll icing to make

The Best Cinnamon Roll Icing

Josie and I were having so much fun in the kitchen, making our very first homemade cinnamon rolls, when we realized we had forgotten the best part… the icing! I hollared for Emma’s help and told her we needed a good icing ASAP. She grabbed some milk, some confectioners sugar and started doing her thing […]

October 21, 2019

Oh. You know, just another day in paradise. ⁣⁣Three years ago, I informed my crew that we would be taking a picture EVERY Sunday morning on our way out to church. They were thrilled. ⁣⁣We still going strong. ⁣⁣ #elrodssundaybest