Tuesday, December 23, 2008


We ventured out to see Santa Claus this last week. I wasn't sure how Truitt would react to the big man in red, but to my surprise he did amazingly well. I'm not sure why I was so surprised, since he is a people person and seems to especially love men. We even got a pretty decent picture of both boys with Santa.

Monday, December 22, 2008


We have had so much snow lately! It is a winter wonderland outside. We have been enjoying the sights from inside the house. We have gotten a lot done around the house. We have been doing a lot of Christmas baking, cleaning, and movie watching. I even finished Truitt's stocking last night. It has been cut out and his name embroidered on it since Thanksgiving. Nothing like procrastination :)

I ventured outside this morning to put our Christmas cards in the mailbox and to take a few pictures of the beauty that God created.

*Look what I saw looking out the picture windows from our living room.

Monday, December 15, 2008


We had a great time at the ocean last week! We hadn't been out to Chris' grandparent's house in way too long. The boys did amazing on the 2 hour drive, the weather was wonderful (dry and not too cold). We really needed that time away as a family. Here are a few pictures of us digging for clams and enjoying time with Chris' grandparents. I will spare you the pictures of us cleaning the clams. Wow! Those creatures are nasty. I had to keep reminding myself that God thinks they are beautiful :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cold Day

We don't usually get much snow around here, so when we do we have to cease the opportunity for a little fun outside. Chris and Keegan had fun playing in the snow.

Later in the day, Chris and Keegan baked cookies. Now, those of you who know my husband know that he doesn't cook. So, don't fall off your chairs. It was dough that we purchased at the store. All they had to do was roll it out and use cookie cutters to cut out the shapes. Then Keegan and I decorated them later in the evening.

Just For Fun!

You're It:: Here's how it works: Bold all the things that you have done in your life.

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32.Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie- 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

Have you done most of these? Anything that shocks you?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy Time of Year

I have been so busy lately, that blogging seems to be the last thing on my mind. I feel like I am running in a million directions with a to-do list that never ends. This year has just flown by! How can it almost be Christmas? With Christmas just around the corner that means by baby will be 1 before I know it. Speaking of, I guess I better get on the ball and get things ready for his birthday party.

I have found a little time lately to be creative (and I do mean a little time). I posted a few pictures of the fabrics that I purchased, but I never said what I intended to make with those fabrics. Well, thanks to my dear sweet husband you can check it out yourself. Check out the logo Chris designed for me, while you are at it. www.kozykiddos.com I have since made several trips to the fabric store and stocked up on TONS of fabric. I have fleece, flannel, cottons, chenilles....... the list goes on. Now to find some time to work on all these projects. Oh, did I mention that I have Truitt's Christmas stocking all cut out and his name embroderied on it? I just need to find time to sew it together. I still haven't picked up my sewing machine from the shop, but that is on the list of things to do tomorrow :) Thankfully, my wonderful mother-in-law has been letting me borrow hers.

After we pick Keegan up from School today we are heading out to the ocean (in the rain and cold) to go clam digging with Chris' grandparents. Keegan is very excited about this. I will post pictures when we return.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We all ate too much food and then worked it off on the wii. The kids (and adults) enjoyed making gingerbread houses too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pictures from Keegan's Birthday

Here are a few pictures from Keegan's actual birthday. I will try and post some from the party we had this last weekend very soon.

* at school carrying the globe around the "sun" while his class sang their little birthday song.

* no we are not crazy! He specifically asked for a pink baby with a bottle :) He is our little nurturer.

* He earned a patch for his vest at Cubbies. He chose to wear the Mickey ears since it was hat night.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


After I dropped Keegan off at school this morning Truitt and I headed to the fabric store. I spent way to much time and money there. I am excited about the stuff I picked up. I was also able to drop my sewing machine off at the repair shop. I can't believe it is going to cost $120 to fix and clean it. There will be an additional charge if parts are required. So, if all goes as planned I should be able to pick it up after Thanksgiving. I may need to borrow a machine until then because I'm not sure I can wait that long. This fabric is sitting here calling my name. Here are a few of the fabrics I picked up. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Creative Juices are Flowing!

I am ready to be creative. Well, at least as creative as I get. I have all these great ideas jumping around in my head. I have an urge to head to the fabric store and break out the sewing machine. If only my sewing machine were working. I guess I need to take it into the shop. Hopefully I will be able to post some pics of fabric and finished projects very soon. If I don't post anything in the next week or so ask me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Growing Up!

My little boy is 4 today! How does the time go so quickly? It seems like just yesterday I was in labor waiting (not so patiently) for my little boy to enter the world. I can still remember most of the details of that long night. At 8:42AM the dr. finally pulled you out of my womb. I was excited to finally see you, but boy was I exhausted. It wasn't exactly the birth I had dreamed about, but I wouldn't change anything. God knew that you would enter the world via c-section. All that matters is that I was blessed with my healthy little boy!!!

I have been blessed with so many wonderful experiences as your Mommy. You never cease to amaze me! You are such a loving, nurturing, cuddly, creative little boy. Just thinking about who God created you to be puts a huge smile on my face. I love to watch as you create new things or explore the wonderful world around us. Your eagerness to absorb all things is contagious. I have learned many things along side you. Thank you for keeping me on my toes. My faith has continued to grow as I pursue God's guidance in how to be the best Mommy I can be. The most rewarding part has been watching you hide God's word in your heart. I love the fact that you enjoy learning about God and that you are able to tell others about Him. It melts my heart when you pray for your brother's (or others) salvation. I know that you will play a special part in making sure that Truitt falls in love with the Savior also.

Keegan I love you and look forward to many more memories with you! Happy 4th Birthday!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Remember to get out and vote! It is very important that everyone excerise their freedom to vote.

I have found myself being very anxious, nervous and worried about the outcome of this election. I am constantly reminding myself that God is in control and He already knows who will win. My friend Jenny posted this on her blog and it is a perfect reminder.


1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Our friends Keren & Steve came over on Sunday evening to carve pumpkins with us. We had a great time. I think we were all very excited with the final outcome of our pumpkins.

*Our Pumpkins
Can you guess who did each one?
*Keren & Steve's pumpkins

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Pumpkin Pictures

What can I say? I love pumpkin patch pictures!!!! Here are a few more from the pumpkin patch.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My little Punkins

Saturday was a beautiful day. The sun was out, but the air was crisp. We started our day by helping my father-in-law wave campaign signs on a very busy street. Keegan enjoyed himself and Truitt took a great nap in the stroller.

We then decided to head to the pumpkin patch. Yes, we did go with Keegan's school, but we didn't actually make it out into the field. I was really itching to get into a pumpkin field and take some pictures of my cute little boys. I just love the way that pumpkin patch pictures turn out.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Keegan's school went to the pumpkin patch on Wed. We were able to go along with them. It was a beautiful crisp fall day. There were so many activities for the kids to enjoy. They had a hay jump, hay maze, train ride, feeding farm animals, a bee keeper, tour a pioneer farm, songs and finally each kid (and parent) got to pick a small pumpkin from a pile. It was a very long day, but I think the kids had a blast. Keegan didn't enjoy it as much as I thought he would. He was really clingy and whiny. He kept telling us he was freezing. He was shivering. I told him that next time he would listen to me when I told him to wear his warm jacket. I later ate those words when we returned home and I noticed that he had a fever of 103. Boy did I feel like a terrible mother.