Oh the Pressure

I attended a free class tonight all about canning jams, veggies, and meats! My next home production project will be canning chicken! It looks awful, but will be nice to just go to the pantry and pull out some chicken! I’ll borrow a pressure cooker to do my meats since you can’t use a regular canner. Anyone already tried canning meat and have any tips?

Give Aways!

I just found a new site in Vegas that has lots of activities and events listed to do in and around Vegas!  What I’m really excited about is their 12 Days of Christmas give aways they have going on right now!  They aren’t just giving away 1 thing each day, they are giving away many things!  Go check it out to see what’s the current giveaway!

http://www.vegasfamilyevents.com/6/post/2011/12/12-days-of-give-aways-day-10.html

The Armor of God

We’re visiting St. George this weekend and always love attending a different ward.  Even after a terrible night of kids waking, hubby with allergies, hardly able to get some real sleep we somehow managed to crawl out of the house and get to church!  I really honestly still wonder how or why that happened.  I’m notorious for ditching church any Sunday we aren’t attending our home ward!

The boys wore their matching purple ties and were completely surprised to see that Grandpa Cox also had a purple tie!  They got quite a few compliments!

Mikey insisted we go back to the primary room after church so he could pick up his shield! 

Well, apparently the presidency made enough shields for each primary kid so here’s Mikey sporting his new favorite dress up attire!  Don’t you love when people go above and beyond the call of duty to serve?  I guess I needed a little lesson to make sure I’m always putting in 100% and doing all I can!

The Armor of God

Happy Mother’s Day

Mine was nice, relaxing, carefree, and with family.  Does it get any better?  And my kids pretty much did what they wanted without any reservation!  Whatever makes us happy, right?  Here’s Josh’s choice of after church attire:

I'll wear what I want to wear!

I love the one sock on and one sock off! 

The boys made me homemade Mother’s Day cards and Josh was so excited to tell me about his.  “It says I Love Daddy!” he proudly proclaimed!  We couldn’t help but to laugh.  Mikey drew me a nice big rainbow using ROYGBV (he recently learned that to help him remember the rainbow color order) and he gave me a learn and grow kid kit from Lowe’s that’s a flower container.  The boys and daddy used their new real tools in small kid sizes to hammer in the nails and assemble the really cute flower container.  Then they painted it every shade on top of the previous so it slightly resembles grey and black, but it’s cute and made with love!

HUGE KID’S SALE THIS WEEKEND!

As They Grow Kid’s Consignment Event is going on this weekend!  Huge Kid’s Sale today, Saturday, and Sunday. Mention “Creations by Emily” (my mom’s craft booth) and get in FREE! 2251 N. Rainbow (Close to Best of the West) next to Office Max. We got boy dress up clothes, Melissa and Doug toys, board books, baby food maker, and tons of clothes! You’ll love it!  I might go back for the huge tote of Geo Trax if it’s still there!

 You can pay with credit cards or cash. It’s very organized just like a department store (sections for: boys, girls, toys, furniture, books, movies, shoes, etc). It is kid and stroller friendly and they even set up a mother’s lounge! LOVE THIS EVENT!

http://astheygrowlv.com/ for more info!  You won’t want to miss it.  Great way to buy for the upcoming months in bigger sizes for your little tykes!

Cell Phone Unloaded

I do not have a smart phone nor do I want one!  That’s fine for a few more months I think.  I take a pic with my cell phone, send a pic msg to my hubby who, then with the click of a button, can email me the pic.  For some reason the cord to connect my phone to the computer connects, but doesn’t pull anything off my cell phone.

I personally like my method of retrieving cell phone pics, but I think he’s getting a bit tired of it.  It would be nice to blog from to my phone, but I’m not ready to read emails, read blogs and facebook updates and surf the net any time I want.  I just don’t want to be that connected to my phone.  I might as well have it attached at the hip as another limb or something.

Well, here’s a bunch of pics that were taken with my camera over the longest time that are finally making it to the blog.  Oh, I can’t take pics with my phone anymore, because the memory is all used up and I need to delete pictures.  Nothing like motivation to get me into action!

Hey RS Teachers!

I am going to make your calling easier!  Well,  Trina is actually!  You’ve got to get this book if you’re in a presidency or if you’re a RS teacher. Trust me!  I was called to be a teacher (that’s a whole story for another day) and my mother-in-law said I had to get this book, because another sis-in-law used it to teach last year and just loved it.  So I get it, use it, love it, and then my other sis-in-law gets called to be a teacher and calls me to find out “what’s this book all about I’m supposed to get?’  Look out other sis-in-law who isn’t a RS teacher… yet!

Make sure to get volume 2, because those are the 2011 lessons and they are incredible!  There are great ideas to use as object lessons (many per lesson so you can choose) and Ensign articles related to the lesson and handouts to copy for each sister.  I could go on and on, but what I really have come to like is Trina herself! 

She signed my book!  At my house!  Ahhhhh!  It’s almost like the “I’m debt free” scream, but maybe not quite as intense, maybe a little more high pitched squealy like.  She is so nice!  I wonder if she coupons?  I’ve got to find that out!  She came over to pick up a ham radio and take our turtle off our hands (thank you!) and she’s so fun to chat with.  I still had pjs on and she totally didn’t care.  Don’t you love people like that?  I did some research. Well I clicked on the find out more about me link on her blog, and she was young mom of the year in CA.  So she totally knows about pajamas-still-on-at-noon days!  It was only 10am actually, but you get the idea!

So pajamas on all day or not, you’ve got to get this book!