Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cute Little Cody Wayne

Cody says the funniest things. Not a day goes by that he doesn't stop me in my tracks with some snood remark. Tonight while Taylor and I were cleaning up dinner we hear Cody rummaging through the refrigerator. Taylor turns around and asks, "Cody what are you doing?"
And Cody replies, "Oh, Dad, You'll find out.....!"
Taylor couldn't come back with a comment quick enough so he left it at that!
Oh, our sweet, sweet, Cody.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Brian Regan Comedy Show

January 16-19
Last weekend we had some of Taylor's family out to visit. It was a short visit but it was so great to have them here! I really enjoyed sitting around and visiting with them.
I forget how nice it is to have extra hands to help take care of my kiddos.

Natalie really enjoyed spending time with Tylie. They were like 2 peas in a pod the whole time she was here.

On Saturday night while they were here we went out to dinner and to see Brian Regan. If you don't know who he is I strongly suggest watching some of his comedy shows. He is hilarious!! And the best part is that he is a "clean" comedian.

We played some American Idol on Dallas's Playstation 3. It was so much fun! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Photo Shoot

My friend, Heidi, babysat Cody and Eli this morning for a couple of hours. She got some really cute pics of them. My kids never seem to sit still for me so I am grateful that she had the opportunity to snap a few shots!!
Thanks Heidi, they turned out so darling!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wiggle Worm

I don't know why, but I think that everything this kid does is so dang cute!! According to the picture, I don't think I am the only one that thinks this behavior is cute.....He gets a kick out of himself!!

He will not sit down to eat. He has to stand! No matter how tight I put the tray on he will find a way to wiggle out of it!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


For the past couple of years I have been wanting to get my food storage/year supply done. Everytime I would start to think about it I got overwhelmed and told myself I would tackle it another day.
With the current state of the economy, everyone has felt a pinch in some form or another. I know that it is only a matter of time before we will need to rely on our food storage for survival. Taylor and I are in charge of our family, right? We need to be prepared when hard times come our way.
I feel that with 4 children and the ongoing advice from the prophets that it is finally time for me to stop "talking" about being prepared and actually "do" something that will better our situation. I have been praying for weeks that I would find something (as far as preparing for hard times) that would make sense to me and that would be easy to apply to our lifestyle. I received this email this morning. It was a direct answer to my prayers! I am so grateful that someone was in tune with the spirit and felt prompted to share this email. It has simplified this process for me and I now feel confident that I can get prepared!!

"The Noah Project"

Jan. 5-10: $10--placed in a safe location
Jan. 12-17: salt--4 containers
Jan. 19-24: Jello--4 large boxes
Jan. 26-30: flashlights and batteries
Feb. 2-7: $10--placed in a safe location
Feb. 9-14: tuna fish--12 cans
Feb. 16-21: can opener
Feb. 23-28: water, 14 gal/person
March 2-7: $10--placed in a safe location
March 9-14: Milk evap. or powder
March 16-21: split peas--2 lbs./person
March 30-April 4: toilet paper--24 rolls per person
April 6-11: 4 bars soap
April 13-18: $10--placed in a safe location
April 20-25: Banana slices
April 27-May 2: baby wipes--2 containers
May 4-9: 12 cans meat
May 11-16: $10--placed in a safe location
May 18-23: fruit juices
May 25-30: matches--2 boxes
June 1-6: peanut butter 5 jars
June 8-13: $100--placed in a safe location
June 15-20: storage boxes
June 22-27: crackers--6 boxes
June 29-July 4: granola
July 6-11: $10--placed in a safe location
July 13-18: plastic utensilsJuly 20-25: powdered eggs
July 27-31: spaghetti sauce
Aug. 3-8: $10--placed in a safe location
Aug. 10-15: multivitamins
Aug. 17-22: disinfectants
Aug. 24-29: paper plates
Aug. 31-Sept. 5: $10--placed in a safe location
Sept. 7-12: shortening 2 cans
Sept. 14-19: baking soda and powder
Sept. 21-26: salsa 64 oz.
Sept. 28-Oct. 3: personal supplies, diapers, feminine supplies
Oct. 5-10: $10--placed in a safe location
Oct. 12-17: onions dried
Oct. 19-24: toothbrush and paste
Oct. 26-31: raisins
Nov. 2-7: $10--placed in a safe location
Nov. 9-14: popcorn
Nov. 16-21: paper cups
Nov. 23-28: chocolate chips
Dec. 1-5: aluminum foil
Dec. 7-12: cereal 5-6 boxes
Dec. 14-19: cooking oil
Dec. 21-26: paper towels

**I printed off this list and added a couple of things to better fit the needs of my family, but this is a GREAT starting point.

"The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah."--Pres. Ezra Taft Benson

D&C 38:30: "If you are prepared, ye shall not fear."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Afternoon..........

Sunday January 4th
It is 4:20 in the afternoon and my house is quiet. I don't know if I should be afraid or grateful? I don't want to interupt this silence so I decided to come to the computer and blog.
Our church time changed this week to 9:00am. I am very happy with this new time! We can go to church and still have the rest of the day to come home and take naps....who am I kidding, like that is really going to happen? Here's hoping!!
While we were sitting in sacrament meeting it started snowing outside. At first I was bummed! I am getting tired of cold temperatures. The weather has been PERFECT the last couple of days (low 50's). We have been able to play outside and not have to wear gloves and beanies. I was hoping spring was coming early this year! I guess not!
Then I felt excited. If the snow would continue all day then school would be cancelled! I wouldn't have to wake up at 7:00am to get kids ready for school! Well, the snow ended up stopping a couple hours later but it left just enough to cover the cars in the parking lot. There was enough for the kids to run outside and throw snowballs at eachother.
So, another school week starts. I am looking forward to having only 2 children home with me and maybe getting a few more things done throughout the day.

Here are a few random pics of our "party" we had New Year's Eve. I didn't get any good pics of the adults....oh well! The kids were so cute playing!