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Christmas in Nauvoo Ward Christmas Party

The Jacobsens were in charge of putting together the Ward Christmas party and we were priviledged to be on the team! We were excited to help out especially because the theme was Christmas in Nauvoo. Meg had TONS of great ideas and found lots of help online. Here are...

Christmas Decor

Everyone loves to decorate for Christmas. Well we do too! Funny thing when we moved from Hawaii 3-4 out of the 14 boxes we moved with were Christmas decor. Now I didn't bring the lame-o stuff that you can rebuy, most of these things were homemade or VERY sentimental...

Heber Tree Lighting

I love all that this fun small town has to offer. Heber Tree lighting is the beginning of Christmas season.We followed the Jacobsens there to Main Street. We all yelled for the countdown and BOOM...lovely lights on a HUMONGOUS tree! We then all ran to...

Tree Lighting

I love the Holidays and because of the cold weather I become very much like a hobbit. But with good friends that are persuasive I'm starting to venture out more often. Here we are at the Local city tree Lighting.The tree was huge, the kids LOVED the singing...

Heber Creeper Train to SantaTown

So I've heard about this Heber Creeper Santa train ride and I searched everywhere to find cheap tickets. But with a family of 8, its quite hard to find events like this for cheap. I was very lucky to find out that the Heber Creeper was doing a "dress rehearsal" for...

Thanksgiving Movies

One of the best things about Wyatt being in Half Day Kindergarten, is his sweet cuddles with Cora. At times I choose the easy route of movies to entertain Wyatt & Cora, they do a lot of other activities...but these Winter months are quite long. So what better...

Letters to Santa

This year we decided to do things a bit early so Santa could prepare for the Bennett Kids. Wyatt wants a remote control helicopter, two of them.  Shae wants more marbles. Rykel wants Kit or Julie American girl dolls, their accessories. Klai wants...

Baby its Cold Outside

This November is turning out very cold and filled with snow. I like to Hibernate and eat warm soup. Sadly for Rusty he has to go out....and I'm pretty sure he hates it!  But sometimes its absolutely magical and beautiful to see.....from the comfort of my warm...

Christmas 2012

Christmas is always a magical time of year. And this year it was even more magical, at least Jase & I felt like that. The days before Christmas we really didn't have much to give the kids. We knew that they would understand because we had prepped them with the...

Christmas Eve Tradition

Christmas probably holds the most traditions for our family. Christmas Eve is the night that we await all year long. I love prepping for this night. We cooked and cleaned all day, ate our big Christmas Eve dinner at 4:30pm. We enjoyed:HamGreen Beans with Bacon &...

Gingerbread houses & Frosting Recipe

Our elfie dropped off some graham crackers to use to make Gingerbread houses! Oh how we love to make gingerbread houses. We rummaged the whole house and found ANY candy we could. Oh yummy!We made an excellent frosting recipe:2 egg whites1/2 t cream of tartar2 1/2 - 3...

Elfie strikes again…and again.

Elfie has been on a roll this last week. She is one mischieveious Elf!*We caught her trying to make Hot Cocoa and making a BIG mess! She stacked the cups up REALLY high to reach our cocoa cupboard. THEN she ripped open the marshmallows and they were everywhere, but...

Pic with Santa

Our annual Photo with SantaIts almost guaranteed that with as many kids as we have that one child is NOT looking at the Camera. Its surprising that most of the children that are looking are smiling. This Santa looks really close to the real figure. I liked him, he...

Finding the Spirit of Christmas

I love getting into Christmas. I find that many things help me get into the Spirit of Christmas. Sights, Smells and Anticipation. The Sights at our house My favorite...of course is our red and green Christmas Tree. I love traditional Christmas colors. I love gold and...

Elfie’s tricks & treats

Our kids look forward to December 1st because of our regular visitor from the North Pole.  Elfie has been visiting us in the month of December for a few years now, she arrived back in 2007.Follow here adventures through the years.....sometimes she does the same...

Christmas Gifts & potty training

So many weeks ago, lovely little Evee announced her "poo poo!" She tugged on her diaper as if it was sandpaper on her butt. So I took off her diaper and sure enough later she pooped...on the floor. I was excited that she was giving me signals and that soon she might...

Christmas Beach House 2010

So Christmas was a few blocks away at a nice beach house with the Fam.It all started with these people:Who brought these folks: And them And these people And so our people and their many faces, there was tons of SAND Tons of running Lots of boogie boarding Which led...

Christmas Morning

I hardly ever take pictures of Christmas morning, I think it is mostly because I am SO EXCITED!!! But this year I did. This is our tree (blur is due to CRAPPY camera) glowing so nicely in the WEE hours of the morning.LOVE IT!

Christmas EVE Woahs!

Woahs....as in WOAHS is it already Christmas?!!!I can't believe that tomorrow is already Christmas. It feels like Yesterday it was Halloween and I was thinking about ALL the fun Christmassy things we could do this season. Now it is the day before and we've done about...

Elfie Strikes again…& Christmas Decor

Elfie has arrived and she strikes again. We love to wake up to the fun things that she does for the kids in the night. Sometimes she does things while they are at school....maybe she forgets at night. Well here are a few things:(Elfie decorating the trees)(decorated...

Christmas Events

Our Christmas Eve Dinner was a good spread of: Ham, Green Beans w/Bacon and Almonds, Red Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and a Veggie Tray. We ate lots and enjoyed the company of some friends. We acted out the Nativity Story, see our 2 wisemen on the left side and...

                        

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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.

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