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: ,


Late post of pics from Nathan’s birthday. Went to 5 guys and got new skateboard backpack.

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§792 · March 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: , , ,


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: , , ,


The Searle family went on a family road trip to Arizona to see their cousin Zack get baptized.  We are having a really good time there so far.  We went to the airplane museum and went to our cousin’s house every day.  We also went to two  different parks with our cousins.  What I (Nathan) […]

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§540 · November 1, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Took the day off, to spend with the boys, and help my wife out.  Ended up going up to Cub Country ( Fort Frontier ) for the entire day.  Ended up with 4 leaders and 12 scouts, a great day of weather, and lots of fun. Day started off kind of weird though, turns out […]

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§285 · July 22, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · 1 comment · 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: ,