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Time for Family Fun with These 8 Great Old School Games

Old School Board Games are still great entertainment for the family. 8 choices for young and old. Classic Board Games. Family Game Night.

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A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Last week we snuck over the great Orange Curtain that divides Orange County and Riverside County in California and spent a few days at Knott’s Berry Farm and hanging out with family visiting the area. We passed right by the more popular and well known theme park (aka The House of Mouse) for a variety …

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Spring Break Travel Ideas for Families

One place you probably don’t want to be during spring break is anywhere near Florida! That may be the place for college students, but it’s probably not the destination you would choose if you have a family. Instead of choosing potential party places, try one of these spring break travel ideas for families. Beaches If …

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Researching your Family Tree: Practical tips for Beginners

Researching your Family Tree can be a fascinating but overwhelming undertaking. With today’s technology it is easier than ever to find out where your ancestors came from. But with all of that information out there it might seem daunting to begin. Fear not! I have some tips from my own experience to help you get …

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Don’t be a Photo Hoarder!

One of my biggest pet peeves right now are the picture hoarders in my life. Those people that have their camera at the ready at gatherings of family and friends, clicking away like a fiend and then let those pictures sit on their memory cards to die a slow silent death until they are deleted to …

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Give me boring routine any day.

This week has exhausted me. It wasn’t that we did anything overly taxing or that J kept us up more than usual. I finally came to the realization that it is because we have been completely thrown off our routine since Saturday. Instead of going to our normal local church we piled in the car …

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The secret to long life?

I got some advice from two nonagenarians this week about their secrets to a long life. Technically my father in law is only 89 1/2, but I say close enough.  And, if you met him you would be shocked that he is that old, he is still in fantastic shape. He had a heart attack 35 years ago, and besides a …

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I have a new sister!

We finally bit the bullet and went out to get smart phones this morning. No more cheapy prepaid flip phones for us. We knew pretty much what we wanted so we headed to Best Buy right when it opened. I picked a vacuum and a printer (finally!) and we headed to the mobile department. We …

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Guest post, Family Tree and Silly Songs

Well, the word Random isn’t in the blog title for nothing. Here’s what’s going on in my house at this moment: ————————– “The Boss” wants to play on the computer, so he is writing today’s post. — i love you i wontto go  outside now -Justin ———– Not too bad. I helped with the dash and capital …

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Family Stories – Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967

In August 1967 in Fairbanks, Alaska, Carl and Ruth Smith had the truck loaded up to go camping with their two sons Stony, age 12, and Clark (aka Hoppy), age 10. Then the rains came, almost 4 inches in the 24 hours prior to noon on August 12. The Chena River flooded. It would later come to be …

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