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Emily Sanders
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Timely Rewards
Two things happened this week that I have to put down in writing.  As my children grow older, this great parenting experiment is beginning to show its fruits.  And, the thing is, as you're raising the children, you don't really know if your ideas will pan o...

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Kissing Through the Glass
This is why my windows are dirty. And also why I don't care!

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Wrapping Things Up
The Star Wars suitcase proved to be a great purchase, since this guy knew it was his and was excited to cart it around. One less job for us!  With one last plunge in the pool . . . one last morning sack lunch meal prep . . . one last cram into the elevator ...

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The Museum of Science and Industry
One of my proudest moments came the morning of our second to last day.  Everyone suggested I just pay the $25 parking fee because parking is notoriously bad and expensive in Chicago.  I was driving a monstrous vehicle, not a zippy compact, around downtown, ...

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Riverside Iowa
I mean, we HAD to. The directions to the monument were "Behind the beauty salon." When were we ever going to be anywhere near this place again?! It is a cute little town with a quirky and fun museum dedicated to Captain Kirk, who will be born here in just o...

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Winter Quarters
Dressing up. After so many months of preparations and miles of travel, we were finally at our last church history stop.  Winter Quarters is in Omaha, Nebraska and it was the launching site of the Westward Trek, by wagon or handcart, depending on the year of...

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Harry Truman Presidential Library and the WWI Museum
Our activities in Independence didn't take as long as I expected, so we added something else in at the last minute: The Harry Truman Presidential Library.  It was an excellent choice! The Oval Office, as it looked during the presidency of Harry Truman.  I t...

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Independence Missouri and Liberty Jail
We started our time in Independence Missouri at the LDS visitor's center.  The missionaries there gave a nice tour, explaining much of the history of the area, especially of the church in Missouri.  They also told of some of the prophesies about what is to ...

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Adam Ondi Ahman and Far West
Google navigation is mostly, predominately, largely, usually, almost entirely reliable, unfortunately not every time.   Even though I put in the coordinates to Adam Ondi Ahman, Google took us on a very route.  Just by way of information, there are two disti...

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Glorious Snow
We are having the most beautiful winter. I know not everyone loves the snow, and maybe I love it more than others because I'm not required to drive in it as much as others, but the beauty of a winter wonderland is captivating to me. This was my view from th...
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