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: , , , , ,


Here is a video of Erika on the ‘Rocket’ at Lagoon.

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§914 · August 7, 2010 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Aaron and I ran the Salt Lake City Half Marathon today.  It was beautiful weather and now I can check this off my to do list.  Aaron finished in 2 hours and 34 min.  I finished in 2 hours and 45 min. (but my chip time is all messed up, it doesn’t show me starting, […]

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§817 · April 17, 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: , , ,


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: , , ,


Erika and I have signed up for our first 1/2 marathon race.   We have started running / cycling / walking / cross-training again.  We plan on racing at the SLC race in April.  Hopefully we are ready by then, to go the distance.

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§382 · August 29, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , ,


Nathan has worked really hard.  He turned 9 in February and just received his Bear award for cub scouts.  He also has earned his gold arrow point.  Now he will work on arrow points, arrow points and more arrow points.

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§212 · May 19, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · 1 comment · Tags: ,


Today we woke up early (6:30 am on a Saturday) and went to the park for the Teach the Children 5K.  We ran along the Jordan Parkway trail, so I decided I would stay back with the boys because I was worried about them running along the Jordan River.  I am a proud, happy mom.  […]

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§203 · May 16, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,


Benjamin caught 1 fish this year. Nathan caught 1 fish this year Aaron caught 4 fish this year and I caught 9 fish this year.  I win!  It sure beats being skunked last year.  I was the only one who didn’t catch any fish the year before.  I caught the first fish on both days […]

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§108 · February 13, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


The boys have been begging us to go bowling for a few months now, and we finally caved in and took them on Friday.  I have not taken a day off for months, and have not been accruing vacation time for some time.  ( Maximum days off supply achieved)  So I took the day off […]

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§62 · October 26, 2008 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


We ran in the West Fest on Sat. June 28, 2008. This was our 2nd 5K race and I was determined to beat my 1st race time. The last couple of weeks training Aaron was too busy with work and church to really keep training with me. I was running slower with the temperatures going […]

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§16 · June 28, 2008 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , ,