Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the faith of a child...

I am so thankful for the experience taylorann and I had the other day. I asked if she would mind if I shared this experience and she was glad to be able to share this with family and friends. These are her thoughts, she wrote down her testimony. I'm thankful for her faith and example.

My Testimony

"Today when I was cleaning my room, my mom came in and told me I needed my flu shot on Friday. Now I'm a big baby when it comes to shots. I hate shots. I always have. But any way, when my mom told me that, I got scared. I didn't know what to do. My mom just said, if you let Heavenly Father and Jesus come in to your heart, he'll help you. So when she said that I sat up and I said a prayer to Him and I asked him if He'll be with me when we did that. But I was still scared so I asked my mom if she'll say a prayer with me, and we did. What my mom said really let Heavenly Father warm my heart and I heard Him say to me that I will be there with you. After that I just started to cry. When I heard Him say that to me I knew that if I just kept my faith on Him and let Him into my heart He would be there with me."

"So I ask you to say your prayers and listen to Him because I know that our Heavenly Father will help you with whatever you need if you just let Him into your heart. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

This is my daughter teaching me!! Thank you tay for your faith and desire to have answers to prayers. This was a lesson put to test for me today as we watched Grandpa Payne go in for triple by-pass surgery. I let my fears get the best of me. I felt as though I were drowning. I was trying so hard to keep myself busy so I wouldn't think about how scared I was, and I kept feeling worse and more scared. I saw your note sitting on the desk and I read it again. Taylorann this brought me to my knees and there I found strength in the Lord. THANK YOU TAY!

Family and Friends: I know this is a little personal but if we can't share our faith promoting experiences with those we love who can we share them with. Let this be a lesson to us all. Be willing to listen to that still small voice. It comes in many forms, and today, it came in the sweet testimony of my taylorann.!
As a side note. Marty has come out of surgery. Things went great. He will be in ICU at St. Marks Hospital. Thank you for prayers and faith in his behalf.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

fun with grandpa...

my dad, Grandpa Randy, travels alot with his work. This week he traveled to Ogden and the hotel his work put him in is just down the street from us. Tonight he was able to have the kids come and play at the pool with him.
Karson and Jaxon playing around.
It's nearly impossible to get jaxon to look at the camera and completely impossible to get karson to have a serious face!
taylor and jaxon having fun!
it only took about 5 tries to get this. SO CUTE!!

my three cuties!

taylorann, grandpa randy, jaxon, and karson!
thanks dad, the kids had a great time and completely ZONKED out when we got home!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I finally finished my kitchen! I love how it turned out. The red is darker than what I thought it'd be but that's alright, I think it works well with the wood, black and silver. I still want to get a few more decorations, some black candle sticks or something...i don't know...still thinking.
This project didn't even use half of the gallon of paint home depot said I needed. Now to figure out where to use the rest of it. Karson wants to put some in his room. Our computer room, better known as the "man cave" is completely U of U attire, I think this color would go well there.
Now I just need to figure out what to paint next. I have an idea for the downstairs bathroom and the kids' bathroom...can't wait to get started!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I have been wanting to do this for a very long time. I decided this week I was just going to go for it. I wanted to bring out the beautfiul wood work of the kitchen and I felt like adding color to the walls would do the trick.
This is only the first coat of paint. I like where it's heading though! Jason didn't know i was doing this today, I was hoping to have it all finished before he got home but oh well...more pics to come.