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Archive Blog For Now

Walking away from our blog for bit! This site will stay up as an archive for now. We started this blog with our Degn Academy homeschool over a year ago now, while living in DC. It was a way to share our recipes, projects, and ideas for others. We have lived all over the country, […]

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Pinwheel Cookies

Making this Citrus Pinwheel Cookie recipe again today. They are from our family recipe book, and so beautiful to make. It is a simple task that gives pretty results every time. Even the dough is pretty! This time I tried a batch using half whole wheat flour, and leaving out the lemon extract. These are […]

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Lemon Icebox Cookies

Here is another family recipe, and one of our favorites for sure. I have one correction to the recipe above: slice the cookies about 1/4″ or lessĀ (not 1/2″ as stated above).

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Baptism Day…One Year Ago Today

Today is the one year anniversary of our whole family being baptized. The story is here. These are photos of us with our family and friends that could make it that day all the way to the DC area! ItĀ  was an incredible day for all of us. And especially for the two of us. […]

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Homemade Baked Donuts Again

We made our Homemade Baked Donuts again today! You can find our recipe here These are some iPhone shots of today’s batch- real photos on the recipe page! You can use icing and sprinkles. Or coat them in powdered sugar! They are also delicious plain! Yum!

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Grandparents Called To Serve Missions

Our family is so excited for the homecoming of our folks next week. They have been serving their third mission together as a couple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All three missions have been to Brazil, where my father-in-law also served a full time mission as a young man years ago. […]

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Work at Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is now hiring for the coming season. I worked at the Old Faithful Inn over twenty years ago now! It was a remarkable experience, made all the better because I met my husband working there too! That’s me sitting by the fireplace in the Old Faithful Inn. My dad had driven with […]