National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Some of us are enjoying the final days of summer vacation before school starts. Others have another month or more to party and vacation before reality sets in. For either scenario, I’ve found a great excuse to get away for a […]

Oatmeal Bar

BSB and I were assigned to prepare one of the breakfasts at our family reunion last month. It had to be easy, it needed to be yummy, I wanted it to be pretty, and it had to feed nearly 50 people!! We tossed around a lot of ideas before the kids and I decided that […]

Kids’ Camping Craft

As you read this, I am probably in the mountains somewhere in the wilderness of Utah with my baby strapped to me entertaining a bunch of school-aged children that are somehow related to me.  I am reposting one of the craft projects we did with the kids last time we had this family reunion, two […]

Patriotic Reunion T-shirts

I know.  I’ve been sewing again!  What is the world coming to?  We have a family reunion over the 4th of July weekend.  Each branch of the family is assigned a specific color and our family is blue.  We deliberated about whether to go family or patriotic, and decided to do both.  The H is […]

The Summer of ’08

I know not all of you know what “My Insanity” did last summer, so here is a recap of some of the best summery posts you may have missed. Our summer started with our fun School’s Out for Summer Breakfast. Summer is the time for weddings.  Have any of you prospective brides considered feathers in your […]

Family Gathering

(portrait of Grandma by Aunt Marsha) I traveled to Southern Utah this past weekend for the funeral of my grandmother. She was 101 years old and left behind quite a posterity that includes 101 great grandchildren. This blog isn’t a place for me to get personal about funerals and family, but I did want to […]

Sand Art

The credit for this one, goes entirely to my sister, Shanda, who is genius when it comes to entertaining and interacting with children. We were in charge of crafts with the 7-11 year olds at the family reunion, and this was one of the projects we did. Since we were camping, we used natural dirt […]

Family reunion blogging fun

Most of my family’s reunions are still planned by my parent’s generation, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t be more accessible to today’s computer generation. So far this summer, I have set up 3 reunion blogs (yes, I have lot of family!). People are using blogs to update guests about weddings and other big […]

Crazy Cupcakes

These come from The Frantic Home Cook, who is quite possibly more insane than I am. She made cupcakes to look like each member of her daughter’s class at school. I don’t think I would attempt that (I can’t anyway, since they don’t allow us to bring homemade food anymore :-(), but I must be […]