Our sweet Grandma Losee passed away this spring. I had the great opportunity to sit on her bed each week during the last months of her life and listen to her stories. Till the very end, her brain was sharp, as was her sense of humor, and I laughed and cried at the stories she […]
Hi. I’m James. I’m six. I like to sing. Here I am singing with my music class: My grandma likes to sing, too. She sings in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Sometimes we go see her at the tabernacle. Sometimes we see her singing on TV. This morning she sang my favorite song, “Bound for the […]
I know what BUSY means… In any given day, I try (try is the key word) to keep track of six young kids, feed them, keep them reasonably clean, drive them around town, and insure they practice their music and do their homework & chores. I battle the never-ending laundry pile, do dishes, weed the yard, can […]
Thanks to Aunt Susan & Uncle Mike’s wedding, our entire family got to travel to Washington D.C. this month over spring break. We stayed for a whole week and took in as many Smithsonian museums as we could handle. We stuck to the most kid-friendly museums, including American History, Natural History, and Air & Space. […]
When you discover something amazing, don’t you want to share it with the world, and especially with the people you love? Isn’t it the first thing on your mind and you want to bring it up in every conversation, convince others to discover it, too? For me, that’s genealogy. I discovered it as a teenager, and […]
One of my favorite things about the RootsTech conference is the opportunity to meet with friends and talk to people who share my interests. At this year’s conference, I had the chance to sit down and chat with three wonderful genealogy friends. Like me, they are mothers of young children, genealogists, and bloggers, and they are just as enthusiastic as […]
What goes together better than FAMILY and FOOD? FamilySearch has just launched an awesome new campaign focused on capturing the stories of family & food. It can be found at familysearch.org/recipes. Our family, like any family, has many memories of gathering around the dinner table or kitchen island to eat and be together. Many of […]
Today was the grand finale of RootsTech, and it was indeed grand! I woke up this morning to eager and enthusiastic teenagers asking me if it was time to go to RootsTech yet … First on our list was a tour of the massive Expo Hall. Look for more details about what we saw there in […]
The fun continues! RootsTech started off with a bang today … Levar Burton! His keynote is a MUST SEE and you’ll be able to view it by going to RootsTech’s website. I had a phenomenal interview with three fellow genealogy mommy bloggers, Nicole Dyer, Melissa Finlay, and Emily Kowalski Schroeder, who will be teaching “Kid […]
What a fun filled day! After an early morning tour of the almost-ready Expo Hall, I enjoyed the keynote session — Steve Rockwood and the Property Brothers (Becca was quite jealous that I got to see them while she was at school). I thoroughly enjoyed meeting some of my BYU-Idaho students in person and talking […]
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