Friday, December 26, 2008

Mommy Mush Christmas 2008

I dont think a mom could get a better Christmas present that this. First thing Christmas morning they handed me my stocking. It had four packs of Kleenex in it. I knew it wasnt good! Then they put the DVD into the player and turned it on. I love my kids! Nicole was the mastermind and did so much work on it! I think I am good for presents for several years now!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas 2008

Tom is back into movie making and this is a shortie with the family. He took our little coolpix movie clips and put this together. Its corny, I know, but I love stuff like this!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Food Blog

So we are putting all the recipes (and will be adding more) at:

We will add recipes every day and included with the recipes will be suggestions on making the recipes smaller, cheaper, healthier or maybe even a bit "upscale". But more importantly, its about sharing the stories and traditions surrounding the recipe than it is about the food itself!

Come join us!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Our Mad2 Youth

We highly recommend that all you parents of YM/YW taken the time and volunteer to chaperone one of their Stake dances. We had a blast! It brough back so many of our own memories of youth/stake dances AND we thoroughly enjoyed watching our youth have fun in each other's company. We even had a few moments to cut up the rug ourselves and not look like old foggies. I dont think Jeremiah minded us being there either. Try it! It makes for a great date night! Way to go Mad2 youth!

The "BIG" Event...

So some of you are wondering where the post is about Tom's Big Event? Its coming. We are compiling some photos and he is writing his thoughts. Stay Tuned! There is much more to come.

Deck the Halls

Last night for Family Home Evening we spent the night decorating the tree. Our new missionary, Elder Godfrey was quite intrigued by our collection of snowmen ornaments! We had a grand time and Elder Thomas, as usual, was able to find a gospel application for the event.

Since my role this year was mainly as "producer", it was a joy to watch everyone participating and having such a nice time, relating to each other and sharing in the joy of togetherness. Tom captured some video footage that he is going to put together in a piece and post here this week. It was nice to have him share this year as well and lend his talents to preserving some great family memories.

So the season is off and running. While the world around us is in a bit of turmoil and we too, are experiencing some of that chaos and uncertainty, we are at peace in knowing that our Heavenly Father will care for us and that our rest is in the atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. May you all feel that peace in your homes and in your hearts.