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Our Cozy Den in 2017

To say 2016 has been a crazy year would be a HUGE understatement. Here are just a few of the big things that happened to our family this year: My husband spent the summer (3 months) away from our family at military training, so I was home with the 4 kids by myself. When he got home, he got a new job! So now he’s employed for the first time in several years (he’s been a seminary student since early 2014). We packed up our lives and moved to a new house in a new town. I’ve bought houses before. I’ve sold a house before. Read More

Best of Our Cozy Den!

Best of Our Cozy Den!

You guys, I am so humbled and excited to have been chosen as Best Local Mom Blogger by a local publication, Findlay Area Family magazine. They do an annual survey of local parents, and I won Best Blog for the second year in a row! This year, I also added Best Local Instagram and Best Local Pinterest! Since I have a lot of new people stopping by, I thought it would be fun to do a quick tour and rundown of my most popular posts over the years! I’ve been blogging since 2009 — WOW, seven years! I’m not one of the biggest or busiest blogs out Read More

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Au Revoir!

We’re heading out on an EPIC family vacation — 10 days of camping with all 6 of us in one tent! We’re going to all 5 Great Lakes, and we’re swimming in every single one of them! Here is our route and major stops: So, until I get back, I have some requests of you~ *pray for safe travels *pray for smooth border crossings *pray for NO carsickness *pray for our home to be safe while we’re away *pray that we don’t lose any more fish during this trip *pray that we all actually sleep! *and follow me on Instagram for updates in the meantime! Read More