One of the perks of marrying into Clay’s family is their annual Lake Powell trip.
I dread the day when my daughters realize negative body image is a thing. I worry they’ll adopt the perception that skinny and flawless is the ideal and start picking apart the things in themselves that don’t match up to that.
I have immense respect for the men and women who fight for our country and the families who support them. I’m so proud of my own brother, who served as a medic in Afghanistan. I know what a sacrifice it was for my sister-in-law and her four children to live apart from my brother and worry about his safety.
I love being in nature.
But I also love the comforts of my king-sized bed and modern plumbing.
So, glamping at Conestoga Ranch in Bear Lake sounded like an ideal way to enjoy nature with our little kids.
I lived in Brisbane, Australia for four years with my family. I moved there for my stepdad’s company when I was fifteen, and moved back to Utah to go to BYU.
I’ve never been one to spend lots of money on my kids’ clothes or a lot of time looking for said clothes. They grow out of them, stain them, or wear them out way too fast for that.
But, I still like to find cute outfits for them.
Check out my Utah staycations segment on Fox 13’s “The Place” here!
There’s something thrilling about exploring new cities and countries.
But so many of us miss the beauty in our own backyards. I live in Utah, and there are so many spectacular places that people come from all over the world to see. So, I’ve decided to play tourist in my own state.
I packed up my family of five and explored some of the best places Utah has to offer. Here are some of our new favorite places to stay:
Conestoga Ranch, Bear Lake
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.” -Mark Twain
I grew up with an imaginative childhood. My mom wrote painstakingly tiny notes from the tooth fairy and left them under my pillow. I believed fairies were real, and we spent hours searching for them in the backyard, building little houses for them, knowing they must’ve flitted away just moments before.
There is so much to see in Moab. It is the perfect outdoor playground. We took our three little kids for a quick 2-day trip, and they were in heaven.
We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge, and had an incredible experience there. The resort is a few miles outside of Moab, in the middle of a canyon, so it is quiet, serene and has breathtaking views of the red cliffs and the Colorado River.
Plus, it was just a few minutes away from some of Moab’s best adventures.
Here are some kid-friendly spots we hit in Moab: