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Sammy’s Scrumptious Dog Treats | Raising Leaders

Hi! My name is Sam. Thanks for checking out Sammy’s Scrumptious Dog Treats!! I am the 3rd oldest of 4 kids, and IView full post »

One Hell of a Ride | Raising Leaders

We’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and we decided to live it. We said goodbye to our friend TheView full post »

My Family 2014

I hope you are ready for some picture overload – because boy howdy! Have I got some pictures to share! A few weeksView full post »

stack of books

You. Not Them. | Raising Leaders

According to Oliver DeMille, author of A Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd) there are 7 Keys of Great TeachingView full post »

I am a runner | Raising Leaders

I’m teaching an online leadership class to a great bunch of youth ages 14-16. We meet twice a week and it&#View full post »

Storytime | Raising Leaders

Today is one of those days that I’m full of gratitude. I didn’t sleep well and I woke up groggy. I wouldView full post »

A Big Huge Scary Goal |Discovering Health

Last night Jake and the boys went on a Boy Scout campout. I never sleep well when Jake is gone and so I was up late intoView full post »

Texas Bluebonnets | The Big Blue Bus Tour

I’m not sure there is anything more gorgeous than a field full of Texas bluebonnets at sunset. When we knew weView full post »

Chatbooks | Favorite Things

Hi! My name is Amy and I’m a photographer. I adore taking pictures of my family and capturing moments we canView full post »

Trail Hunting | Seeking Adventures

We went for a drive this weekend – to the mountains. In a short 20 minute drive from our house, we climbView full post »

Early Morning Musings | Adventure Permitted

It’s early morning and the house is quiet. My favorite part of the day. The two littles are still sleeping. Okay,View full post »

This Is My Life | Adventure Permitted

I’m ridiculously happy and content. So much so that there’s a part of me that is wondering what bad stuff isView full post »

Yosemite – Day Seven | Adventure Permitted

As I’ve been sharing these journal entries with you, I’ve known this one was coming. I’ve been aView full post »

Yosemite – Day Six | Adventure Permitted

2:22pm Oh Jake. Today was maybe the hardest day yet. It was supposed to be an easy trek back through the fairy meadow &#View full post »

Yosemite – Day Five | Adventure Permitted

Day Five 9:06 am Arndt Lake I’m sitting at the edge of the lake on a log. My mind and my heart are full. I sleptView full post »

Live Your Adventure (Part II) | The Big Blue Bus Tour

47 days ago I received an email inviting me to attend 2014 Mountain Seminar – an 8 day backpacking trip throughView full post »

Live Your Adventure (Part One) | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Not long after Jake and I first got married, we lived in a crappy little apartment in Anchorage, Alaska and dreamed ofView full post »

He Did It | The Big Blue Bus Tour

*Self portrait from the other day. More about living my adventure in the next post. I’m enjoying the mostView full post »

This Little Girl of Mine | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Wearing a dress is probably Miss B’s least favorite thing to do in the world. You’d think we asked her toView full post »

May we always remember | The Big Blue Bus Tour

I’d like to introduce you to our family flag. We love this flag; it’s one of our family’s belovedView full post »

Happy Graduation Day | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Hey. There is a lot swirling around in my mind tonight. Everyone else is asleep. I have a terrible stomach bug. It cameView full post »

Mason Jar Lunches | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Jake and Josh just walked out the door. It’s early still and Miss B and Sam are still sleeping. I’m sittingView full post »

Unfinished | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Have you been curious about what we’ve been up to lately? Sorry about that. The last three weeks I have startedView full post »

Life is Good | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Good morning! Today I’m determined to publish a blog post. Not just write one, but actually publish it! IView full post »

Road Trip | The Big Blue Bus Tour

This moment. Oh, I’m in love with this moment. It’s Sunday morning at 11:42am. We’re driving through a small townView full post »

How about you just enjoy yourself? | The Big Blue Bus Tour

We were supposed to be in Mobile, Alabama tonight, but we aren’t on the road yet. We did hop over to Houston toView full post »

Miss B’s Pants | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Miss B has had these adorable little pants from Matilda Jane Clothing for over three years. She actually has two pair ofView full post »

Shut Up and Enjoy the Ride | The Big Blue Bus Tour

I woke up this morning as Jake was getting ready to go work. He was standing at the side of the bed slipping a shirtView full post »

Jake | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Jake and Sam are working on a project. Sam’s love language is quality time, which means that not only does he likeView full post »

Starring Miss B | The Big Blue Bus Tour

What size bed do you sleep on? For the last eleven years since Sam-a-lam was born, Jake and I have enjoyed the space ofView full post »

What Now? Part II | The Big Blue Bus Tour

A HUGE thank you for the outpouring of support and encouragement we received after I wrote ‘What Now?’ lastView full post »

Perfect Imperfections | The Big Blue Bus Tour

A few days before Jacob left for the MTC, we did a quick photo session in front of the bus. Alex from Tasseled Rags hadView full post »

Down Time | The Big Blue Bus Tour

I’ve had a lot of questions about the Country Home. I’ve written about it before, but if you aren’tView full post »

What now? | The Big Blue Bus Tour

*Awesome shirts from Tasseled Rags! The Big Blue Bus Tour hasn’t looked anything like we thought it would when weView full post »

The Last Five Days | The Big Blue Bus Tour

Three weeks ago when everyone got sick and all our plans had to be rearranged, I spent several hours trying to figureView full post »