Holidays

Warm hearts, cozy winter accessories + grateful kids

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m self-conscious about entitled children. It’s one of my biggest fears¬†as a parent,¬†so¬†in a world where it’s ME ME ME all of the time, we are working overtime to implement gratitude in all things! Please bless I’m not the only parent banging my head on my palm at times? Read on for 4 areas we¬†are focusing on:

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CHANGE OF PLANS

Wellp. . . all my late nights finally caught up to me.
Smack dab in the middle of our family Halloween Party this weekend.
#everypartyneedsapooper

I spent the morning finding white sweats for our stick figure family costume.
Jon came up with the idea + I was stoked to run with it.
But my heart pretty much ate itself
when we stopped at Zurchers quick, before we met Jon after work .


To keep it short, the kids were NOT into our family costume idea.
Like, at allll.
But Halloween is for the kids right?
#facepalm
I cried for a hot second, ditched the original plans
+ let them pick out whatever the crap they wanted to be for the party!

Rigg : Batman | Jack : Robin  | Jonah : Charizard

We lost the costume contest by a mile, but I still came home feeling good about life.
MINUS the fact that I crashed before Jack.

When you see our family dressed as a stick family one day,
promise to judge us as parents, k? ūüėČ

Do you lean towards family themed costumes?
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.

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

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!
5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place 5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place   Our gold tea pot + his little romper. 5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place 5 reasons Fathers Day Camping ROCKED by Utah blogger Ginger Parrish of parrish place

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

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

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

Family Valentines Day Activities To Cherish

Family Valentines Day Activities To Cherish by Ginger Parrish from The Parrish Place
Family Valentines Day Activities To Cherish by Ginger Parrish from The Parrish PlaceFamily Valentines Day Activities To Cherish by Ginger Parrish from The Parrish Place

Valentine’s Day this year was pretty memorable. I’ve learned that the more I invest in this little family of mine, the happier I am with life. Motherhood without regrets. Wife life # 1. The rest starts to fall away +¬†I ¬†genuinely enjoy the way it feels at the end of the day. It’s more important for me to live a life that feels¬†good on the inside, before it looks good on the outside!

Family Valentines Day Activities To Cherish by Ginger Parrish from The Parrish Place

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