Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our Favorite Holiday Tradition

Since before we were born, our family has been making gingerbread houses. Every Christmas season, the smell of homemade gingerbread fills our house. 

Mom bakes it fresh and sets out bowls full of candies and frosting. 

It is always one of the best nights of the year. This tradition started with our Grandma Hardman ... I wonder how many generations it will continue? Here's Grandma's amazing recipe:

Christmas 2005 (oops... Becca blinked):

Christmas 2016:

Sunday, December 4, 2016

"Crossroads for Kids"

The Crossroads just arrived in our mailbox!

It's a lovely publication put out by the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) for its members, and it's interesting to adult family historians .... and now ...... TO KIDS!

In the Fall 2016 issue, I've contributed an article about involving children in family history that I hope lots and lots of adults will read! We've just got to involve the kids!!! I'm pretty passionate about this.

Also in this issue, they've introduced a fantastic new resource for UGA members, the "Crossroads for Kids" section. Just open the journal and flip through the pages until you find...

You'll find a few pages of genealogical journal written FOR KIDS (and their parents, grandparents, and teachers), including fun games, activities, and tips. If you're not a UGA member yet, head over to to learn more.


P.S. I currently serve on the UGA Board of Directors because I value the role of societies in the genealogical community, and because UGA has an education-focused mission benefitting genealogists of all ages and abilities. Feel free to ask me about the benefits of UGA membership.