our family 2014

our family 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This Christmas season was totally busy. We did the nativity scene with the LeBarons, Santa with the Palmers, Christmas Eve with the Cooleys, and Jacob meeting some good friends that moved away. Then of course Christmas Day was fun and very busy. Alst night Jacob went to see the Temple lights after myself and the Cooleys sang at the Temple.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Makes you think

Today as I was visiting some blogs to keep up dated with friends and family, I discovered that a friend of mine had passed away. She is only a few years older than I am, and I only knew her for a short time. Unfortunately I have not spoken with her for a while. Earlier this month after a long battle, she died of cancer. She was always happy, kind, and full of life. She will surely be missed.

It is unfortunate that some times it takes something drastic like this to make you think about what you have done in your life. Am I doing all that I can to be happy, kind, and full of life? Am I doing all I can to come closer to my Heavenly Father? Even though we can't be perfect, there is always room for improvement. I have never been one to do New Year resolutions, but the idea of making goals is always a good idea. I know that I am very grateful to to sealed to my family for all eternity. I am grateful to have a wonderful Husband, who is so kind and hard working. I am grateful for a wonderful son. I am grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ, and for my family.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! This year is Jacob's first Christmas. We are all so excited. It is so fun seeing how much he grows up. The other night was so funny. I put Jacob in bed, and about 15 minutes later JJ went into the bedroom and could see these little eyes peeking at him. Jacob had turned around and rolled over on to his stomach, and was holding himself up and just waiting for one of us to come in. He is such a fun little kid.

JJ has been enjoying med-school, and it sure keeps him busy. I have been a baking queen. I've made a ton of banana bread, some sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls, pizza rolls, and caramels.

We hope that you all enjoy the Christmas Season.

Friday, November 28, 2008

How Fun!

Jacob had a fun time this Thanksgiving weekend. He was happy. He ate some mashed potatoes, and didn't like them as much as sweet potatoes. Oh well! He can't like everything this young. Jacob just loves to sit up, even though he is still wobbly.

JJ has loved having is break and is excited to go back to school. It has been wonderful having so much time to spend with him, and to watch him be such an amazing Daddy to Jacob. I am so proud of him and the hard work he has put into doing so well in medical school. Jacob and I both love him so much. You should see how much Jacob lights up when JJ comes home from school. He is always so excited to see his Daddy, and just can't wait to play with him.

I had a ton of fun making a wreath this year. I bought a plain wreath and used extra ornaments and ribbon that I had around the house, and then I bought battery powered lights. It was so much fun, I want to do it again. I am in a very crafty mood.

It is only 27 days until Jacob's 1st Christmas!!!!!!
We put up and decorated the Christmas tree yesterday, and Jacob is just so fascinated with lights. Oh, how fun. I can't wait!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We love you all. Happy Thanksgiving. Jacob is such a sweet little boy. We Love him very much, and are so excited for him to have his first Christmas. I am very grateful for a wonderful husband. He works very hard to always help me around the house and with Jacob. It has been wonderful to spend so much time JJ and Jacob during this break. We have been able to get so much stuff done around the house, but there still does not seem to be enough time to do everything. I am so grateful for all of my family and friends. We love you all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Loving our Break

We are all loving the break together. It is so nice that JJ has 2 weeks off. We have been able to get so much stuff done. Jacob is so big. He is 15 lbs, 6oz and 2 feet tall. He just keeps growing so fast. He has grown out of some of his 3-6 months clothing. It is just amazing. He loves to sit up and see everything around him. I think he wishes we could stop teething.

Well on the down side, we have to build a new computer the motherboard on our computer died (they don't make our old motherboard anymore). So we have to replace that and other pieces that will be compatible with the new motherboard. Well I guess it gives JJ an excuse to update our computer.

We love being out in Glendale, even though it makes it a little harder to come into town and go to family events.

Friday, November 14, 2008


JJ has finished his first quarter in Medical school. He is very excited for a much needed break. Jacob and I are so proud of all the hard work that he has put into school.

Jacob is getting so big. It is crazy this is going to be his first Thanksgiving, his first Christmas. We are all so excited. He is starting to like eating food a little better. Jacob is able to sit up on his own for a while, but sometimes if he tips a little too much in one direction, he falls too fast for him to catch himself. He wants to move around so bad. When we out him on his tummy he just moves his legs so fast, just not against the floor. He'll start moving in no time. We love watching his grow up, he is just SO CUTE!!! but I'm a little bias.

The boutique went well. I had fun doing it and having JJ's sister Alicia there with me. It definitely made it more fun to have someone else there to talk to when things got slow.

We have all enjoyed the cold weather, we just wish that it would stay that way.
MARK your calendars. On December 28th, "The Cooley Sisters" are singing at the temple. For those that don't know--JJ's Mom is a Cooley. This will also include the daughters or daughter in-laws of the sisters. So that will include Brianna, Jessica, Alicia, and myself. So come it should be great.

I just want you all know that we love you all!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

So it has been so long since I've been on here. We have all been so busy. I have a boutique that I'm envolved in on Saturday. So I have been trying to get everything ready for it. It has been hard to post any pictures since our computer died.

JJ is almost done with his first quarter at medical school. We are all so excited.

Jacob is getting so big, so fast. He was a cute skeleton for his first Halloween. Also, he started eating food. Well rice ceareal. He doesn't really like it. But he did enjoy sucking on a piece of canteloupe yesterday.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Family time

We went and saw JJ's gma Taylor. She was so excited to see Jacob. Here we have 3 generations of Taylor boys--JJ, his dad, and Jacob

so busy

Things have been so busy. Between taking care of Jacob, and getting things done for this boutique, and all the million of family things going on it has been busy. JJ is doing very well at school. Jacob has been having fun with Annabelle.

Isn't it so cute--they are hugging. Just yesterday Annabelle gave Jacob a hug good bye. Sweet!! Of course then she pulled his hair.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Loads of Fun

So I went to the grand opening of "The Container Store" today. JJ found them online and got a few things that from them a while ago. I have always liked there stuff, and they finally brought a store to Arizona. It was fun, but way too busy. Jacob was really good, and he got tons of compliments, because he is just so cute. Jacob is going just fine. He just wants to go, go, go. He loves to be up and moving around (of course he is not crawling yet, but he moves his legs and arms like he is--the rest of his body just doesn't know that it needs to get off the ground). JJ is getting ready to take his first test in med school. He is trying hard to study as much as he can.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another day far, far away.

Everyday, we get closer and closer to having the apartment all done. It is driving me crazy. Jacob is doing great, and JJ is still enjoying school. I'll have to post more pictures later.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Oh my stars!!

Goodness, medical students have to buy so much stuff. I just keep tellign JJ that it is an investment into his future. JJ finishes his first week of school today. He has really been enjoying it. We all especially like that he comes home for lunch. Man I love living on campus.

Jacob is doing so well. He is such a good baby; it has made it a ton easier for me to get things organized and put away. I can't wwait to have the house in order, so that I can start sewing all the baby stuff for the boutique that is coming up in November. Well Jacob and I are off to the bookstore to get more equipment for JJ. The ladies love to see Jacob when we go. These poor Med students that don't have a wife to get there stuff for them! JJ is so lucky!! haha

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A new beginning!

Well JJ has started medical school, and I am trying to get everything organized in our new place. I have really enjoyed living so close to the school. It's kind-of funny but all the ladies in the bookstore know Jacob and me. They love it when we come in to get things for JJ.