maren_photo If you build a fort in the woods and didn't know there was a #wasp's nest nearby... #6yearoldtricks #fourthstingthisweek #oneperchild 1d

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maren_photo It must be that #byu starts tomorrow! Time for a family lunch at the #CanonCenter. #familyfun 1d

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maren_photo Putting the final touches on a lesson for #church tomorrow. Thinking about the #power of #words. Such powerful things, yet we often speak out of habit with less foresight, insight, and compassion than we would like. #Challenge: To use words to increase #joy in the world. Go ahead, try it! :) :) #peaceonearth #lds #sharegoodness BTW, that quote with the unhappy girl is by Jim Henson: "The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are." #WhatYouAreIsBeautiful 3d

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maren_photo Baby #MeyerLemon tree number one. I hope a few more sprout! #august 3d

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maren_photo School may have started, but there is a fair amount of #summer weather still to be enjoyed. #utahweather #august 5d

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maren_photo When my husband is out of town, I morph into #soccermom! #orem #familyfun 6d

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maren_photo New specs came today. Wood-like acetate. #justgotmyzennis #bifocallife #seeingbetter #41yearoldtricks 6d

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maren_photo #Rosehips. Time to make jam, I guess! #eatlocal #homemade #august #utahgardens 1w

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maren_photo Nice cool morning for a #bikeride. Looking forward to ski season. #skiutah #bikeutah #lazysummer #beginagain #pearlizumi 1w

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maren_photo What do you do when a friend gives you 18 inch long #zucchini? Boil them, stuff them with rice, vegetables and cheese, bake them and make zucchini boats. #summer #andnowbacktomakingdinner 1w
  •   iva.s I don't even like zucchini, but this looks soooo good!! 1w
  •   quiltalot0203 Grandma C would be glad to see you using her baking dish! 1w
  •   maren_photo @quiltalot0203 And for zucchini, too! :) 1w
  •   maren_photo @iva.s 1w
  •   pintrust I love making this. But I haven't tried boiling them first. 1w
  •   maren_photo @pintrust My recipe says to boil for 10 minutes (less for smaller squash) then scoop out insides and mash, adding to the filling. These were so big and thus the insides were so seedy that I didn't add the flesh back in. Do you scoop them out raw? How long do you bake them to cook the zucchini? 1w
  •   quiltalot0203 There's always Grandma C's zucchini relish. 1w

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maren_photo #ThankYou to the kind #mystery friend who left a vase of #zinnias and a bowl of homegrown #raspberries on my doorstep!! You have made my day! I will #payitforward. 2w

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maren_photo Joy. The older sister of #Happiness. The cousin of #Grace. The daughter of #Goodness. The mother of #Peace. May you spend some time with her today. #sharegoodness #peaceonearth #joy 2w

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maren_photo Thanks, #California. I love you, too. #marenphotofood #avocado 2w

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maren_photo My #HondaOdyssey isn't the same color or year as theirs, but I am feeling a conspicuous sense of similarity here in the pick-up line at my youngest's new school. 2w

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maren_photo Finished printing these expression cards for my next Sunday class with the teenage girls at my church. The idea: take one, say something about your week or yourself. The goal: getting to know each other better and opening the communication pathways before we begin a spiritual discussion. #beginagain #41yearoldtricks #lds 2w

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maren_photo My good friend brought me these gifts from England and #Norway last week. I am set until Christmas, I think! #goodfriends #chocolate 2w

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maren_photo There it goes. #endofsummer Happy #FirstDayofSchool! 2w

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maren_photo Around these parts, friends don't let friends go squashless in the #summer. We have good friends. #goodneighbors #utah #garden #timeforzucchinibread 2w

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maren_photo She doesn't seem to care that I'm allergic. Luckily I'm not deathly so. #picothecat #august #petlove #hammocktime 3w

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