Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Brighton Ward Nursery Nativity:)

Mallory's nursery did the cutest thing today. Their teacher sister Stoffer's (who is amazing!) had costumes for the kids and they all dressed up and did the nativity for the primary kids. It was really cute!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mallory's Doll Obsession

Mallory LOVES her dolls! She walks around all day saying "wrap baby" (wanting me to wrap her baby in a blanket)..."shhh, baby's sleeping", "hug baby"....

She rocks her baby on the rocking chair for like 15 minutes at a time just singing(babbling) to her. She puts her on the piano bench and plays her baby music. Her dolls have assigned blankets and's really cute. I love having a daughter. Mallory will make a very good mother someday...she is very kind, loving, patient, and nurturing. I could learn from her:)

Tanner and Logan's Christmas Program

The boys had their Christmas program was seriously the cutest thing...saying their little lines, and singing all their songs, doing the sign language...just adorable:)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

WWDRD (What Would Dave Ramsey Do?)

I read this on a friends blog and thought it was's a letter written by financial guru Dave Ramsey...

I subscribe to a couple of online newsletters. One of them is from Dave Ramsey. He is a voice of reason in the very materialistic world we live in. He puts things into perspective and helps me exercise financial control. When I am tempted to buy something I don't "need," I think WWDRD?
(What would Dave Ramsey do?)

I am including a letter he wrote in his December newsletter. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

"No matter what your budget is this Christmas, remember to be thankful. Take a deep breath in the middle of all this craziness.

You might have a lot. You might have a little. If you are driving a beater, be thankful for that beater. You would rather drive that than walk, wouldn't you? There is always something to be thankful for.

That's what contentment is all about. When you understand and really grasp contentment, it becomes easier to save money and invest. Stress slowly disappears. Budgeting is easier. Relationships improve.

Be happy with what you have. More than three billion people, almost half the world, live on $2.50 a day. Sometimes we need a little perspective to become content with our current situation.

Without contentment, it's easy to be bitter and apathetic. Happiness is sold to us, especially during this time of year. We think if we can just get one more piece of stuff that "true" happiness will be right around the corner.

We say things like, "I'll be happy when I get that house!" or "I'll be happy when I get that new car!" But happiness cannot be bought. Sure fun—in the form of a house, a car, a new LCD television—can be bought, but fun is temporary. True happiness, or contentment, is lasting.

You can get out of debt, save money, and get on a budget, but until you realize that stuff doesn’t bring contentment, you will always feel stressed and unhappy. Contentment brings peace. And isn’t this time of year about bringing "peace on earth and good will toward men"?

Remember what this deal is all about. It's not about trees, lights, gifts, baked hams, and shopping malls. It’s about a little child who was born in a manger and grew up to die on a cross. It’s about peace on earth and good will toward men.

So if the Christmas frenzy is wearing you out, you've missed the point of Christmas. Make a plan with your money, and make a plan to get back in touch with the true meaning of this special day."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


How's this for negotiations? Last night Tanner didn't want to take a bath (strange cuz usually he does). I told him too bad, so sad...that he would indeed have to take a bath. While I was bathing Logan, this note that Tanner had written me appeared under the bathroom door. In case you can't read it, it says, "Dear Mom, If you would let me go to sleep I would be happy to wake up happy, and if you would let me not go in the bath tub I would be happy to go to bed".....basically he was trying to negotiate not having to take a bath by saying he would go to bed right then and wake up happy:)...nice didn't work:)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Great News!!

My little brother Brian and his wife Kelsey are expecting a BABY!!!! Kesley is due in August...we are so excited for them!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I agree!!

I saw this on my sister's blog and really liked it

If you see injustice, STAND UP
If something needs to be said, SPEAK UP
If you make an appointment, SHOW UP
If you make a mistake, FESS UP
If you’re overstepping, BACK UP
If you get behind, CATCH UP
If they knock you down, GET UP
If you’re out of line, STRAIGHTEN UP
When your boss instructs, KEEP UP
When your elders speak, LISTEN UP
When your teachers teach, SIT UP
When your preachers preach, WAKE UP
When your country calls, MAN UP
Ladies too... WOMAN UP
When the fight is over, MAKE UP
If you’re being hard, EASE UP
If your heart is closed, OPEN UP
If you want to buy something, SAVE UP--
If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP
If you drop trash, PICK IT UP
If a car is waiting for you to walk across the street, SPEED IT UP
If you’re cold busted, GIVE IT UP
If people fall down, HELP THEM UP--
If people start fighting, BREAK IT UP
If the music is wholesome, TURN IT UP
If the message is poisonous, THROW IT UP
If your words are vulgar, CLAM IT UP
If your words encourage, KEEP IT UP
If your pants are baggy, PULL THEM UP
If the belt’s too loose, CINCH IT UP
If you’re dressed half naked, COVER IT UP
If you can’t afford stuff, PASS IT UP--
If you made a promise, you BACK IT UP
And you can take your whining and PACK IT UP
It’s called personal responsibility, so TAKE IT UP
When life gets boring, you SHAKE IT UP
When life is good, you SOAK IT UP
When life’s unfair, you SUCK IT UP
When life is funny, you can YUCK IT UP
When life is sad, just LOOK STRAIGHT UP