Tuesday, October 27, 2009

this that and the other

Forward facing!!!
cooper now gets to face forward in the car and as you can see he LOVES it.

our little Indian.
I thought this face was the best.

Cooper loves to take bubble baths

For Family Home Evening this week we carved pumpkins!

Cooper went went the attack method.

Chris concentrating hard.
(he was trying to hurry because he still had to go to the store to get things for my birthday the NEXT day)
Cooper wasn't to sure about this whole thing

notice the face

Wait dad i want to do it!!
"See I can do it"

The happy family!

I love getting to do fun things with my little family. I can't wait for the holidays to build more memories!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Cooper!!!

I can't believe it has already been a year since we had Cooper!!. This last year has been a great one. Cooper is a joy in our lives and continues to impress us with how smart of a little guy he is. He loves to study things before he does them and them is an instant pro when he does. He has stared walking and is now into everything all the time and giggles when he knows he's not supposed to be somewhere. I love watching him grow into a little person with his own personality. Here is a year of pictures!!

New born

One Month

2 months

3 months (one of my favorites)

4 months


6 months (Lizard Boy)

7 months , I love his face

8 months

9 months, he takes after me!

10 months

11 months


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


It official! Elder Jones is in the MTC and will be there for aprox. 9 weeks before he heads to the Czech Prauge Mission. I can't believe that he made it. I am filled with so many emotions right now I needed to get them out. I am so proud of my little(okay maybe not so little) brother for the choices he has made this past year to change his life around and serve the Lord. There was a time that I didn't think he would ever serve but I know that through the prayers and fasting of those that love him he felt the spirit and knew what he had to do. I am grateful for Erica for the influence that her testimony and friendship had on him. I will be forever grateful that she came into his life. I am grateful for the Temple and the comfort that can be founf in its sacred walls. Last spring I went to the temple with Chris' family as they did the work for an uncle that has passed away, I was just going as a support and for no other reason. While in the temple a prayer was said that asked to bless the missionaries of the church and I was overcome with a feeling that Kein would be okay in his troubles at the time and that one day he would be out serving. I ignored it at first tinking yeah right he does't even go to church right now, but the feeling came again this time even stronger that kevin would serve and that I needed to stop worrying about him. I believed it that time and a few weeks later my mom said that kevin was moving home to sort some stuff out, then I founf out that he would be able to participate in Coopers blessing. Then He went off to BYU-Idaho and a week or so into it started his mission papers Now he is In the MTC. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church I know the Book of Mormon is true and the words we read are a blessing to us from Prophets of the past. I love my Brother so much and I pray that he will be able to serve the Lord with his whole heart. I already miss him but I know that he is soing the right thing and we will be blessed as we support him and continue to chose the right in our own lives.

I feel much better being able to get that out. If you would like to write to Kevin you can find his addresses on his blog. there is a link on the right side of mine KEVINS MISSION BLOG. I know that he would enjoy letters from family and friends.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kevin and Cooper

This summer Cooper has become a big fan of Uncle Kevin.
We spent a week down there and Kevin and cooper had a lot of fun together.
This had been going on for about 5 min before I stared filming. It just makes me laugh

I have a Toddler

Cooper has started walking. He still prefers to crawl, but, will walk short distances.
He is growing up way to fast.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crafty things

Here are some crafty things that I have done lately.

The Birthday Calender.
I made it a while ago but never put any pictures up

I made this awhile ago too.
It turned out a lot busier than I thought it would but I enjoy the pattern of the quilt.

I made this this morning.
Cooper's first Halloween bag

Christmas Stocking
My Grandma made our family some a few years ago and i have always loved them so I decided to make some for us

Chris and Cooper: My favorite handy men!!!I love that Cooper always wants to do what Chris is doing. I can't believe he is almost a year old...