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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve!

I am so excited for tomorrow! This is Jacob's 2nd Christmas, but the first that he will actually be able to unwrap his own gifts. We have a very busy Christmas Eve and Christmas day with family. Also, we (The Cooley girls) are singing at the Temple Christmas night. Have a very merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009


I love this time of year. I love spending time with family. I love decorating for Christmas. I love decorating the tree. I love making cookies, and carmels. I love seeing the Temple lights. I love celebrating the birth of our Savior! I love this time of year!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So in about 14 hours Aubrey is going to be home from her mission. This will be the first time that Aubrey will meet Jacob (he was born 3 weeks after she left). We are so excited to see her. Yeah for family!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


I love this weather. I love the cool breeze. I love waking up and putting on slippers. I love opening up windows and letting the fresh air in. I love not using the AC. I love wearing sweaters, and using blankets. I love the fall!!!!

Well another quarter is almost over. JJ is doing so well, we are so proud of him. In December we will be finding out where JJ will be next year for his rotations. Since his class is so large they are doing a lottery for who will be going in what area. There are about 13 areas to choose from, both here in the Phoenix area and out of state. As part of this lottery you choose 4 locations that you would want to go (1 must be a rural area). I can't wait to find out, but I am not looking forward to moving again. I guess that it is part of life. So far we have moved every year of our marriage, and I guess we won't stop until JJ's residency. Good thing I keep the boxes!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Catching up with pictures!

So here are some pictures...

Super Saturday Activities. Gospel ABC book.

(Below) Christmas Stockings.

So this is so cute. This little rocking chair that Jacob is sitting on was mine when I was little. JJ had to fix it up a bit, so that the arms wouldn't break off (great job honey!). The chair is in Jacob's room. So the other day Jacob goes into his bedroom and he is being pretty quiet so JJ and I go see what he is doing. We found him sitting in his chair looking at his book, and pointing at the pictures. This was so sweet! He just loves books so much.

...Jacob coloring for the first time. He really likes to put the crayons in his mouth!

"I'm so cool, and I know it!"

Jacob helping me pack back in July when we were getting ready to move. He is such a good helper!

So some people that have requested a picture of our piano. So here it is, and I love it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


We have finally moved to our new apartment!!!! Yeah. Jacob has his own room. He is doing so well. We still have a ton of things to put away, but it is coming along.

Today, we got a piano. We have been renting to own a piano from My First Piano (great business) this last year. I really like that we were able to enjoy a piano all year, and he just got some wonderful, and cheaper pianos in. This program allows you to use any money that you have paid towards any piano (the one you have or a new one). I love this new piano!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


So I think that this is so cool. Check it out.

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jacob is 1

I can't believe it. Jacob is already 1 yr old. He is just so big. Just a little about my little boy. Jacob is a just walking everywhere, and getting into everything. He has always had a little of a hard time eating solid food, because he didn't have any teeth. He would only be able to eat things that were either mush or very small. Ever since he got his first tooth (2 weeks ago) he ahas been able to eat much better. Jacob loves to look at books, play with blocks and anything else that is small enough for him to carry around--and eventually end up in the tub. Jacob is such a sweet boy. He does really well with sharing his toys with friends. Jacob is defiantly a mama's boy. He is so sweet and loves to cuddle. We love his so much. He is such a happy baby, and a joy to have around. WE LOVE YOU JACOB!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


So Jacob finally has a tooth!!! And just in time--he will be ONE in 10 days. HE will also have his first hair cut sometime this next week. He is just getting so big. Jacob is just walking everywhere and trying to get into everything. But we still love him.

JJ is still busy even though it is the summer. He is working on a research project, and will be starting some shadowing of doctors soon. But we are all loving the time that we have already had together.

I am just busy trying to get projects done, making bread and rolls, and packing somethings. We are going to be moving into a 2 bedroom apartment. We will be staying on campus, just moving buildings. It will be so nice for Jacob to have his own room!

Monday, April 27, 2009

JJ is almost finished with his first year of medical school. He is ready for a break, but has really been enjoying it. This summer he is going to be plenty busy with shadowing some doctors and his research project.

Jacob is walking NOW! He is still a little wobbly, but it is so cute.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So yesterday I made my first batch of homemade bread all by myself. They don't look to pretty and smooth on top, but they taste pretty good. I've made bread before, but it seems like I have always done it with someone else. It was very fun and messy.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Trying to do too much!

So I have this craving lately of do all sorts of crafts. I am in the middle of making some signs to go up in our place, making a blanket for Jacob, making a quiet book, a felt ABC book, A felt numbers book, and I am making a duvet cover for our bed. I am also scrapbooking some of Jacob's 1st, throwing a baby shower for my friend here at school, and I'll be helping my Mother in law through a little shindig for her and her new husband Guy. (They eloped about a week ago.) Why do I try to do too much! But I love it.

Friday, February 27, 2009


In only a few hours, JJ will be finished with another quarter! Yeah. He has w well deserved week break. We are so proud of him.

Jacob is just cruising everywhere! He wants to walk so bad. He will pull himself up to everything and then try to walk around. I don't think that I am totally ready for him to be walking. He is only 8 months.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Finals are here. JJ is almost finished with his 2nd quarter in medschool. One more to go, and he will have one year down. Jacob is crawling around like crazy. He is also pulling himself up to everythng. He has even been able to stand on his own for a few seconds. He is growing up so fast.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

WIN a Cricut

So my friend Bea told me about this blog. She is giving away a free cricut. If you enter a comment on her blog (which you can only do 1 time a day) she will randomly pick someone to win. Also if you win, and in your comment mention my name I will also win a prize. So go to her blog; which is http://lifeonelayoutatatime.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-have-to-give-cricut-expression-away.html and post a comment to win. (you must have a google account--like gmail, blog...). This ends February 20th.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Go Cardinals!

Jacob loves Football! He is all ready to cheer the Cardinal on. GO CARDNIALS!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Life

Well JJ's break is over, and he is back to school. This would be one of those Happy/Sad moments. He loves school, but is always nice to have time off, and we never seem to have enough time to accomplish everything we want to.
Now I need to get all the house cleaning that I have been putting off during this break. I'm so excited :/
Jacob is doing great of course! He is so close to crawling forward; he has backwards down!