Flippin Sweet Family Blog

We all went camping this weekend, and had a great time.  In keeping with our minimalism, we only took a very few things.  Everyone had their 6 liter stuff sack, backpacking sleeping bag and a bed roll.  For food we kept the menu simple, with all homeade food that just needed to be reheated.  Erika […]

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§932 · August 22, 2010 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , , , ,


Boys had swim class today.

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§838 · May 8, 2010 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


We had the biggest Christmas ever at the Searle family.  Here is all the presents that we got.  About 1/2 are from family or neighbors, and other are from/for our little family. Normally we only spend ~ $35 bucks on each other, but we spent a bit more, and got some nice stuff for everyone. […]

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§742 · December 26, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


Benjamin was baptized on December 5th.  It was a cold snowy day.  Doesn’t he look so cute. Nathan and Benjamin while we are waiting to have the baptism start. This is the best picture of Benjamin with myself. (Nathan cut part of my head off.)  This was a wonderful day.  He was confirmed on Sunday […]

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§735 · December 23, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Little Benny got baptized this morning.  It was a wonderful day for all, and even nice to see the family.  Pics to come.

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§732 · December 5, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


My Thanksgiving was fun!!  I went to my uncle and aunts house.   I played pool, hand-pool and darts.  I ate potatoes, turkey, finger- jello, jello, rolls and celery.

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§707 · November 29, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Modular Arithmetic is a pretty basic concept that we use all the time and just don’t know it.  Basically it is what the remainder is when division occurs.  Simplest case is the clock and its 12 hours.  We quickly realize that 13 O’clock does not exist, and we divide by 12 and the remainder 1, […]

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§681 · November 22, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Erika and I were discussing how great it is that our kids know more about managing money than we did at that age.  In fact dare say that our boys are 10+ years ahead in money management compared to what I had experienced. We don’t use the fixed allowance method, rather we have a weekly […]

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§676 · November 21, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


We drove down to Tucson to see the Pima Air Museum.  It was neat, but expensive.  I was not happy that we spent $40.00 to walk around the museum and it did not include the cool boneyard of out of commission airplanes ( that would have been another $7.00 per person and I am cheap).  […]

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§582 · November 3, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Here the boys are waiting outside the church (it was still locked 30 minutes before the baptism). Zachary and Benjamin’s Birthdays are only 1 week apart, but Ben gets to wait until December to be baptized.  We had a good trip, but where did all the hot Arizona weather we have been hearing about go?  […]

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§567 · November 3, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Over conference weekend the boys humored their mom and wife with a drive in the Alpine Loop to look at fall leaves even though it was raining.  Because it was raining there were no leaves to crunch under my feet, but it was beautiful.

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§559 · November 3, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,