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Bring Tradition Home: Stewart Family (Sports, Shoes and Mission Impossible)

Stewart Family Traditions

“I would say that our traditions are centered around sports — especially with Ray being a coach at BYU. We go to almost every women’s basketball game. And of course we go to Trey’s games and Sophie’s games all the time. We just really love sports.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to your family?

Trey: My name is Trey, and I am twelve years old. My hobbies are basketball and football.

Denise: My name is Denise Stewart, and I am originally from American Fork, Utah… What else is there to say about myself? I’m a mom (laughs). We have twins in our family, Melia and Maya, and they just turned three in April. And their hobby is to wreak havoc.

Sophie: I’m Sophie, and I am fifteen. I play soccer and I like to run.

Ray: My name is Ray, I’m originally from New Jersey, and I am the Assistant Women’s basketball coach at BYU. My hobbies include spending time with my family and collecting shoes.

Denise: He has a massive collection of Jordan’s.

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Traditions Tidbits

Hug an Australian Day

Hug an Australian Day

(Illustration by: Victoria Riza Illustration)

“Tell her they’re from me!” I yelled out to her. Michelle laughed, dumped the flowers in the garbage can, and walked away. I can’t say I was surprised. Michelle was best friends with Ava, the girl the flowers were intended for, and the girl I desperately wanted to date. The fact was that every guy on campus wanted to date Ava, and Michelle had grown tired of being the messenger of failed love attempt after failed love attempt.

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Bring Tradition Home: Bethards Family (Spontaneous Road Trips)

Bethards Family Traditions

 “We love to feed the horses across the street. They’re owned by the neighbors, but our kids think they’re ours.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to your family?

Aria: I am Aria Bethards, and this is my husband, Tommy, and our children Sydney, Max, and Noah. Tommy and I are both from California, but we met at BYU ten years ago and have stayed in Utah ever since. Oh, we have one dog, Haley, who’s a big part of our family. She was our first baby when we got married. She thinks she’s human, and the kids think she’s their real sibling. They climb all over her, but she puts up with it because they’re constantly sneaking food to her.

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The Easter Rock

Easter Traditions“Bunnies?” I asked my sister seated next to me on the living room floor. She was seven, and she was the smartest person I knew. She looked at me, flicked a strand of hair out of her left eye, and shook her head.

“Not bunnies,” she said.

“Eggs. Definitely eggs,” I said with confidence. But when my assuredness was met by her skepticism, I frowned.

“Definitely not eggs,” she responded.

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Bring Tradition Home: Livingston Family (Groundhog Day Gifts)

Livingston Family Traditions

“Because Daisy and Milo have other siblings, and because we want Daisy and Milo to know that the decision for adoption was a decision of love on both our part and the birth mothers’ parts, one of our traditions is to pick out Christmas presents for Daisy’s and Milo’s siblings every year.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to yourselves?

Patrick: We are the Livingston family. We love theater. We have two kids, Milo and Daisy. My name’s Patrick, and this is Lindsay.

Daisy: Umm, your wife.

Patrick: Yes, Lindsay is my wife… And I work at Blickenstaff’s.

Daisy: But you promised to stay where the clothes were!

Patrick: Yes, I did promise, but then I decided to go where the toys were. Which is better: clothes or toys?

Daisy: Toys!

Patrick: Right. I used to work at Anthropologie, so that’s what she means by “where the clothes were.”

Lindsay: And like Patrick said, I am Lindsay, his wife. I teach theater at BYU, and we moved here to Provo about a year ago.

Daisy: Mom! Mom, mom, mom. Can you tell them a secret?

Daisy leans in close to Lindsay’s ear to whisper a secret.

Lindsay: Daisy wants me to tell you that she just barely lost her first baby tooth.

Daisy: And my new tooth is coming in and it has bumpy edges!

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Bring Tradition Home: Smith Family (Fitness Traditions)

Smith Family Traditions

 “The couple that lifts together stays together.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to yourselves?

Sean: My name is Sean, and this is my wife Morgan. I am a bodybuilder, and I have a passion for fitness. I am currently going to school for a degree in Exercise Science, and I am also thinking about getting a degree in Exercise Physiology.

Morgan: I’m Morgan, like Sean said, and I am a hair and makeup artist at Studio Enizio in Lehi, Utah. I have been there for five years. As long as I can remember, I have always had a love for doing hair and makeup, so I am very glad to be working where I do.

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Bring Tradition Home: Andrews Family (The Weekend Airstream)

Andrews Family Traditions

 “We just bought an Airstream last year, so we are going to be taking a lot of trips in that. We love to go camping on the weekends.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to your family?

Angie: My name is Angie, and I am the mom. I love photography. My husband’s name is Keith, and he also really enjoys photography. Our oldest daughter is Payton and she is thirteen. We have another daughter, Reese, and she is six. Our son Crew is five, and our youngest is Ireland, and she is three.

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Events

Game Night – A Blickenstaff’s Family Tradition

Game Night

 

Looking for the perfect activity to do with your family & friends? Stop by each Monday night between 6PM-8PM with your group and choose a game right off the shelf and our game experts will teach you how to play!

If you LOVE the game you play we will give you 10% off that night.

We’ll help you make game night a memorable family tradition!

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Bring Tradition Home: Christensen Family (Finger Painting Fun)

Christiansen Family Traditions

 “Finger painting has become something that we do regularly… Dash and Sunny love it so much.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to your family?

Nicole: Yes, of course. My name is Nicole Christensen, I have two boys, Dash and Finn (but we call him Sunny). I love photography, and most of what I do with photography is now for the blog Small Fry, but I will still take some clients; photography really is a passion of mine. I love to take photos of my kids… I’m not so sure if they like it (laughs). As a family, we really love being outside. We love picnics, hikes, and spending time at the lake. And even if we’re not adventuring outside, we try to have adventures in the home, as you can see with the animal masks.

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Bring Tradition Home: Rammell Family (Treat Trips)

Rammel Family Traditions

 “We take the kids to the gas station about once a week. They live for those Icees and treats we get them.”

(Photo Credit: Aria Photography)

Can you introduce me to your family?

Jenna: My name is Jenna Rammell and I am a blogger for Small Fry, a children’s lifestyle blog. The three of us who run the blog each have two boys under six, and we wanted to use our little space on the Internet to bring a positive light to family and to motherhood. As for my family, Andrew, my husband and I, have been married for eight and a half years. We have two boys, Quinn, age five, and Jude, age two.

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