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Staying connected while disconnecting

I’d say we are pretty laid back parents.
But when it comes to schoolwork – – – work before play! ALWAYSSS.

We’ve partnered with ACER to make those homework moments happen, even while making sure the boys explore this beautiful world.

With all we have on our plate lately, weekends are pretty much my saving grace.
I love disconnecting from the outside world, shutting down + reconnecting
with my best friends.
If I had to guess, I’d say a big reason why people don’t go camping or get out/disconnect often is because of inconvenience.¬† ¬†Or people relying on you back home to keep things afloat? Who knows?
We have found more joy in our little camper trailer this summer than anywhere else.
Honing in on the right products that make getting away a LOT less work, has been a total game changer.

I intentionally seek products that will withstand wear + tear
of our three wild life-filled boys!
Acer Spin3 has surpassed the durability test this summer
+ has allowed Jonah, along with the rest of us, to not fall behind while living on the go.



Jon + I  are both self employed,
so we often need to stay connected back home.
The Spin 3 has become our key to living the best of both worlds.
We can be connected however closely we want to be,
while still being away.
Ya know’msayin?


The wide screen (which flips a 180 will stand on it’s own)
has been perfect for the “learning hands” in our family.
I appreciate it’s durability + have enjoyed watching¬†our boys fall in love with¬†studying.
Ask me again when high school rolls around.

When I found out Jack was a girl,
“OH GREAT, now all the things in our house are ALWAYS going to be broken.”
was pretty much the first initial thought that popped into my mind.
But surprisingly enough, the Spin 3 is the least of my worries.
It’s durability is unmatched.

Funny story:¬†The second week into kindergarten was Jonah’s first week with homework. Neither Jon nor I could figure out what the teacher was asking him to do. I wrote on a sticky note for his sweet teacher to clarify for us – – – but I think it fell out before he got there – – – he brought his packet back home because it was incomplete.

We work hard to limit screen time in our home.
Technology plays a big role in our life.
We’ve tried hard to make big strides in the right direction.
We’ve hit study habits right on the head right out of the gate.
We have fingers crossed learning continues to be a source of positivity.

No play without finishing homework packet! This is samesies all across the board. Whether we are home or in the mountains!
I consider myself a pretty laid back parent,
but when it comes to screen time,
I’m not so bubbly if they don’t keep¬†their world. ūüėČ

3 quick camping tips to make camping easier with kids: 

1. Grocery shop on the way to the canyon:¬†Leave the kids in the car with your husband + take your sweet uninterrupted time ūüôā We like to eat tinfoil pizza pockets, put strawberries on our smores, + roast starburst.¬† I usually plan for dinner, breakfast + lunch the following day.

2. Pack one bag for alllll of you.
Think in layers!
Right now is an exceptions because the air is getting crisp. I bring more layers + coats + jackets, etc. But the remainder of the year – – -the lighter we pack the better.
The only thing worse than regular laundry is CAMPING laundry. 

3. Load a movie onto your Computer before you lose service:
Reason 29 of 100 why we love¬†Acer! We have been watching movies to fall asleep now that the temps are dropping.¬†It’s too cold to do much else outside of the trailer once the sun goes down. These simple memories are¬†ones that I’ll long for one day, I just know it.

A few of our favorite camping movies:

– Matlida
– The Nightmare Before Christmas
– Sandlot
– The Big Green





If it were up to me, I’d be disconnected every single weekend
from now until the end of time.

Thanks for following along with our camping adventures this summer! If you have any questions about camping with littles or ACER, please feel free to reach out.

6 things to do in Clearwater Beach, Florida


I’ve been to Florida a few times in my life, but never to Clearwater Beach. I REALLY hope this won’t be my last time, that’s for sure! THE BEACH WAS PERFECT, guys. Like insane. Right across the street from our hotel. I thought it’d be fun to put together a guide as far as what we did while we were there — now that I’ve gone through the 3,000 photos we snapped!

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Camping in Mantua, UT

We have been camping the last several weekends.
Cramming in as much as we can before the snow arrives.
We CANNOT GET ENOUGHHHH of our beautiful state.

Golden Child.
OBVIOUSLY!


It’s cheesy, but true:
I could watch Jon be a dad all day long every day.

He’s the fun one, the adventurous one,
the one scheming up a 4 wheeler before next weekend.

Jack tipped out of this chair a solid handful of times.
If that face doesn’t say KING CHEDDA nothing ever will.

Only one Milo Grace Champlin.

Stomping grandpa’s pillow,¬†inviting allllllll the bugs + mosquitos.
His favorite!


Oh hey, Heart EXPLOSION. Grandpa doesn’t know this, but we are going camping in a couple of weekends for his suprise party!


One more mindblowing matter of business aside from the view of this lake:
THE FACT THAT I HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE MANTUA EXIT IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
I grew up in Logan + have passed it who knows how many times?
Every time we left the Valley.
Every time we came back home.

Jonah has been documenting the Summer on his Ipad.
I find it interesting the things he gets it out for.
This stop was definitely one of them.
PS: If you’re interested in our exact campsite, let me know! ūüôā I can have Jon google map you some coordinates.¬†xx

5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED

We’ve had our pop up trailer for a month or so now? Maybe a bit longer, but HELLO, best investment so far as parents! HANDS DOWN. ¬†Fresh air, warm beds, Jonah’s campfire stories + PB&Js sure¬†making me smile tonight.

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5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place

All the camp sites we were planning on staying in for Fathers Day were full by Friday afternoon, so we faced a bit of an adventure head on + stumbled upon a gold mine while we were at it. WHO KNEW THIS BEAUTY EXISTED IN OUR BACKYARD? Utah, you pretty! Real, real prettttty.

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5 quick memories before I gush over how obsessed we are with Jon for Fathers Day:
1. Squashing all 4 of us onto one motorcycle | 2 for 2 riders falling asleep
2. Conversations about each of the kids on said motorcycle ride
3. Meditating in the most serene place. My heart was overflowing. Still is.
4. Jack listening to his voice all the way up the canyon, all the way back. His mind will be BLOWN when we take him on a rumble strip in the mini.
5. Whittier’s¬†joining us for lunch + motorcycles!
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5 quick sours to remind you exactly how normal our life is:
1. I forgot the bag with the cheese + marshmallows. “ohhh you guys love egg only omelets, remember? …wait, can they even be called omelets¬†with just one ingredient…..?¬†
2. the egg carton disintegrated in the cooler of melted ice
3. cold sore from H E DOUBLE
4. jack biffed it off the chair after his watermelon was gone. #bloodynose
5. camp fire laundry

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Wanted to throw on a few phone snaps because this place is too GREAT to forget!

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5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place

I think I’ll save the ranting as to why Jon is the best dad in all the land — for his Fathers Day¬†card. But it feels good to be ahead of the game on a post for once! Huzzah!¬†Happy Fathers Day weekend! xx

The Clear Water really is CLEAR in Clearwater Beach Florida

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WE MADE IT!
After a long day of traveling + a night without sleep, we made it to Clearwater Beach Florida!
The boys are in heaven to say the least!
Not only is the sand WHITE, the Ocean is warm in Clearwater Beach Florida.
We can’t wait to dive into the community here at the Wyndham Grand + bring you right along with us!

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