Returning to the Temple

I am grateful for temples in our midst. Living here in Utah, we are blessed with one in our own town. My husband and I were able to attend the temple this week for the first time in almost a decade. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the temple is […]


Pickleville Playhouse

Pickleville Playhouse is a tradition in our family. My husband grew up the son of a fireworks man, who was also the piano player at Pickleville every summer. If you haven’t been to one of their shows, get up to Bear Lake, Utah this summer. The shows sell out, so you will want to book your […]


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, […]


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 […]

Lemon Icebox Cookies 1 (2)

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 less (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! It  was an incredible day for all of us. And especially for the two of us. […]