The Cooks

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Combing a few posts...a little random




I just couldn't get enough of this little guy! I am so excited about my gorgeous new nephew. He is so sweet and cuddly. (For those of you who don't know Owen well, he does not cuddle and so this was a special treat for me) :) We had a lot of fun seeing Max and his brothers and sisters that were so loving and excited about their new baby brother.
These are just a few random pictures that remind me that my son is growing up and becoming a little man. What a fun kid!

He loves books!!! He's learned that he can open and close them by himself and so he will open them up and look at them like he is concentrating really hard. I love it when he seems so curious about everything!

Always running!!!! This boy loves to move all day long. Running, walking, or in some cases turfing it. He usually jumps right back up and is ready to go again!

I just thought he looked really cute here! There were some other kids at the park with us (including my nieces and nephews) and he loved watching what they were doing and got excited when they started playing tag. Oh boy!

All that running will wear you out after awhile. We just barely turned the car seat so that it is front facing and he was so fun to watch and easier to feed! You can't see it very well in this picture, but he is drooling. I love him more than anything!!!
Okay, so this is really random, but I made dinner for the missionaries the other night and I tried a new recipes (due to lack of ingredients) and I came up with this simple and yummy dish. It was just a large can of enchilada sauce mixed with cheese, chicken and a cup of sour cream mixed together and put inside each tortilla and on top. I know I probably seem ridiculous, but I was proud that it turned out pretty good.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A little experiement...

Well, I won't lie to you not this week, but the 2 weeks before were just rough. I really felt like I was in a bit of a slump. I felt bored with day to day. So, on Sunday (when the time change happened and we didn't realize it). Zac offered to wait at home with Owen until he woke up and I could go to Sacrament Meeting babyless. :) I was more than happy to take him up on that offer and I think he could see that I needed it. And lets not lie, there may have been a little basketball motivation involved.

Anyway, I went without feeling distracted and really got to listen and feel the spirit. Don't get me wrong, I usually do get something out of church...it's just, with a 16 month old that always wants to run, it is sometimes hit and miss. Well, I don't know what happened, but it felt like something clicked. I realized very quickly that I had been focused on my own little world and the reason I was in a slump was because I wasn't thinking of other people. So, I got a blessing and sat down with Zac and we decided we (mostly me) needed to make some changes. And with that, I had a new week to start fresh.

Now, I want to be clear that the week itself wasn't different from any other week, but I felt like I had a better attitude, I felt the spirit more, I made a large effort to listen to promptings of who I could possibly serve and I just felt like everything was going to be okay. I am so grateful that I was listening to the spirit when I needed to and that I really felt like Heavenly Father wanted me to happy. It has been so much easier to see all my blessings and truly feel loved. I know that there are still going to be challenging weeks, but at least now I can more easily see that if I am focused on other people (including my wonderful husband) I will be okay, and I can listen to those promptings more often. Just thought I would share.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two posts in one...

There are a couple of things that I wanted to post. The first is NEW CARPET! We just finished carpeting our downstairs bedrooms. These pictures aren't great, because we are still finished up the last touches, like outlet covers and light fixtures, but this gives you an idea. We are so close to being completely done and then I will post pictures of the finished product.


Second post is of my husband dragging Owen around in a box. These two are so funny together! Owen just laughed so hard-only when Daddy did it and could barely stay in the box, he was laughing so hard. What a hoot!!!






Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What?




We were starting to change Owen's clothes while his mouth was full and that is where we got these pictures! What a goof!!! We laughed pretty hard.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My son, the flirt!

Owen is hillarious! We went to Smiths the other day to run some errands and almost the whole time he was a little whiny and anxious to get down. Well, I am so ready to be done and we went through the line. We get to the cash register and it is a young girl helping us. She says hi to Owen and smiles and he stops whining and pulls his head back a little and smiles. Then he starts giggling. I am telling you, she thought he was so cute and I thought it was so funny that he was smiling away at this girl. Better yet, we are leaving the store and as soon as the cashier is out of sight he starts whining again. Too funny! Love that kid!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good friends...

I've noticed that lately I haven't posted much of what I think about. So, I thought I would share some thoughts I've had the last few days. I had a really good friend and her husband come visit yesterday and a couple of weeks ago I went to dinner with a friend that I've been friends with since elementary school. I used to think that if you were "good friends" with someone, you spend a lot of time together, and so when I got married and life just got crazy, (which is normal) and I didn't spend a lot of time with anyone, I felt like I was doing something wrong.

Then, I realized what I really needed were friends that were there for me. And I really do have that. I love being able to call up a friend that I haven't seen in a long time and know that I will enjoy their company just as much now as I did years ago. I really do feel so grateful for good friends whether I see them every day or I only see them every few years. I really feel blessed. Thank you for all your love and support.