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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Project Noah Week #5

Purchase Items
1. 20 lbs. of sugar OR 5 lbs. of honey
2. Large box of Band-aids
Activity (FHE or Saturday)Show your WHOLE family where the emergency shut-offs are for gas, water and electricity. Explain in detail how and when to turn them off. You may want to write the instructions out and post nearby or copy the phone book page. Consider taping or hanging a wrench also.
Flour Tip - Canned Dry Pack flour has a “best if used by” date of 5 years. It can start to have a metallic taste that can transfer into your baked goods. If you have an open bag of flour, it can go rancid after several months. You may need to check your flour and see if you need to replace it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Guitar hero prodigy.

Do you remember this?

Look what Noah made for Seth out of Kid K'nex

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My mom and the babies!

my mom insisted on holding both babies.
we all tried to take one or the other.
for an hour she held on to both babies.
neither baby made a peep of frustration.
"no, no, no." she said
"when will I ever get a chance to hold both of them when they both are awake and happy?"
good point I guess, but is that a good reason to put yourself through that?
then Bennett pooped and he was gladly handed over to his mom.

Noah turned 6...uh, 2 months ago.

I never had time after Noahs birthday to post about it. It is one week before Christmas, and I think he will be cursed for life. However, he did get to do some fun things. He chose 2 of his friends, Evan, and Jackson to take to Chuck E. Cheese the night before. Then we went to dinner at McDonalds with his cousins and my parents on his birthday. Here are some pictures so you can take a look at the fun we had celebrating Noah turning 6.
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It was a Twilight Night

Mom, Steph, Janae, Edward, Jacob and I all had a great night at the Movies! Good times had by all. I hope we can do it again soon!
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Project Noah - January week #4

WEEK #4 Purchase items: 1. 8 cans of tomato sauce or tomato soup (write date on can). 2. 2 Gallons of regular clorox bleach 3. Batteries needed for flashlights, radios, smoke detectors in your home and make sure they are ready for an emergency. Buy needed batteries to have them working and maybe some extra to have on hand. Wheat Tip Check your current wheat supply. Wheat is the cheapest, and most nutritious and the longest lasting food storage item. Adults need 400 pounds of grain per year. Make wheat the foundation of your food storage. Brigham Yound said, "the time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat." (JD, 1:250) JANUARY SUMMERY: Purchase items: 1 fine point Sharpie Pen 2 Gallons of water per person 3.Jars of Peanut Butter 4. 8 cans of Tuna or other meat 5. 6 pounds of shortening 6. 8 cans of tomato sauce or soup 7. 2 gallons of bleach 8. Batteries for flashlights, radios, and smoke detectors in your home. Activities: Take inventory of all food storage and make sure it is still usable. Calculate your needs, using interactive food calculator, or using Essentials of Home Production and Storage manual. Identify areas and amounts needed for a year’s supply and make a budgeted plan. Also, check your batteries in your flashlights, radios and smoke alarms and replace if necessary. Dry Foods:January’s dry items were Cocoa, Oats and Sugar. Check your supply and add to it if necessary.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

52 week food storage plan ...weeks 1-3

  • ok-so this will be too long and cumbersome for April to read, but for those of you who may be interested my sister gave me this information that a woman in her ward gave her for a 52 week food storage plan. She e-mails it to the sisters every week. So, in order to catch up here is week 1-3. As long as she keeps e-mailing them to me, thanks C, I will post them.
  • “The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” President Ezra Taft Benson
  • Our Relief Society would like to have all families achieve a year’s supply of food and emergency items by the end of 2009. We are offering a program called Project Noah. This is a suggested purchasing schedule for one year. Depending on your financial resources, you may use the plan as is, or you may adjust it and tailor it to the needs of your family. If you do not like or cannot eat something on the list, then buy food you will eat. If you have many of these items already, please check their shelf life and determine if you need to replace them.
  • Each week we will have a list of 1-2 food and emergency items, FHE activities and quotes to keep us motivated. Start looking for the Project Noah e-mail/handout each week!
  • Purchase Items:
  • 1. one fine point sharpie pen for writing dates.
  • 2. 1 Gallon of Water per person (write date on lids)
  • 3. Jar(s) of Peanut Butter (write date on lid)
  • Activity (FHE or Saturday):
  • Take inventory of all food storage. Make sure it is still usable-open a can or two. Throw out any bulging or leaking cans. Write your inventory in a notebook or Excel page by categories.
  • 1. “When you desire new clothes, don’t buy them. Repair and mend and make your present wardrobe to last a few months longer…
  • 2. Cut the amount of money you spend on recreation by 50 percent.
  • 3. Decide as a family that there will be no vacation or holiday next year unless you have your year’s supply.
  • 4. If you haven’t got a year’s supply yet and you do have boats, snowmobiles, campers, or other luxury possessions, sell or trade one or two or more of them and get your year’s supply.
  • 5. Watch advertised specials in the grocery stores and pick up extra supplies that are of exceptional value.
  • 6. Change the mix in your family’s diet. Get your protein from sources less expensive than meat. The grocery bill is one bill that can be cut. Every time you enter the store and feel tempted by effective and honest merchandising to buy cookies, candy, ice cream non-food items, or magazines—don’t’! Think carefully: buy only the essentials. Then figure what you saved and spend it on powdered milk, sugar, honey, salt or grain…” Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, “Food Storage,” Ensign, May 1976
  • Purchase Items
  • 1. 8 cans of tuna or pork, write date on lids
  • 2. Quick Oats, Sugar or Cocoa (whichever you are low on)
  • Activity (FHE or Saturday)Now that your food storage inventory is done, it’s time to find out how much your family needs and where you might be short in your inventory. You can use the chart in the “Essentials of Home Production & Storage” booklet on page 20 and 21. Or, go to, click on “Provident Living”, then click on “Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness”, then click on “What to Store.” In the first paragraph of “Food Storage Amounts”, click on interactive food storage calculator. Follow the instructions there to determine what you need for your family. You can calculate for a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year’s supply. It’s really easy!
  • *Per adult for one year
  • Grains lbs. 400
  • Legumes** lbs. 60
  • Powdered milk lbs. 16
  • Cooking oil qts. 10
  • Sugar or honey lbs. 60
  • Salt lbs. 8
  • Water (2 weeks) gal. 14
  • *See also Essentials of Home Production and Storage, 1978**Legumes include dry beans, split peas, lentils, etc.“Church members can begin their home storage by storing the basic foods that would be required to keep them alive if they did not have anything else to eat….When members have stored enough of these essentials to meet the needs of their family for one year, they may decide to add other items that they are accustomed to using day by day.” First Presidency Letter of 1/02
  • WEEK-3
  • Purchase Items1. 6 lbs shortening-sticks or can(write date, FREEZE)
  • 2. 1 Gallon of Water per person (write date on lids)
  • Activity (FHE or Saturday)Now that you have your inventory and have calculated what you need (week 1&2 activities), try to divide your needs into 12 months. Make a plan that works for your budget.
  • WEEK #3Are You Prepared?
  • *Can you answer YES to each of these questions or do you need to work on them for your home?
  • 1) Has your family rehearsed fire escape routes from your home?
  • 2) Does you family know what to do before, during and after an earthquake or other emergency situation?
  • 3) Do you have heavy objects hanging over beds that could fall during an earthquake?
  • 4) Do you have access to an operational flashlight in every occupied bedroom? Note: Use of candles is not recommended unless you are sure there is no leaking gas.
  • 5) Do you keep shoes near your bed to protect your feet from broken glass?
  • 6) If a water line ruptures during an earthquake, do you know how to shut off the main water line to your house?
  • 7) Can this water valve be turned off by hand? Is there a tool close by?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Once again, I will be bitten by the fever...

Twilight Badge Janae is 11 and she just finished reading Twilight! We are all taking her to see the show on Friday and we are all sooooooo excited! See you then cute girl!

Friday, January 16, 2009

To ride or not to ride?

Sorry Grandma! Since we have experienced this warm snap we have broken out the bikes to get some exercise. Adam has bumped the love for his kitchen to number 2 and the bike has moved into the lead. Last summer he used to ride the neighbor friends bike so every morning he would say, "can I ride Mason's bike today?" So I mentioned that the boys should ride their bikes because it was nice outside and Adam said,"can I ride Masons' bike?" I replied that he needed to ride his own bike. He forgot that he had it. Now it is love!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

GO Jazz! Is it in you!

We took the boys to the Jazz game and of course there are no pictures of me, or Ben really. Oh, well! They had a blast! Noah loved the treats and Adam especially loved to be able to cheer and yell as loud as he wanted to and no one told him to be quite. These are the times that build men.

Monday, January 5, 2009

And a happy N"UTE" year!

Nice Horses
Hey coach!
The final score!
And the Ute fans go wild!
View from their seats!
Hanging out with some drunk guy on the street!
Guy, Rich, Ben, and Ben
Rich chilling in the hotel!
I don't know if anyone else is keeping score but...Fun trips for Ben - 2...Fun trips for Heidi - 0
Does anyone recall a little thing called the convention?

So this is Christmas?

Did we mention that it snowed a little. The snow when we opened my parents garage was awesome. That is not a drift either, the snow was that deep. Don't you just love a white Christmas!
Noah got in on that snow action too!
Adams favorite gift by far was the kitchen that g-ma and g-pa gave him.
Noahs face when he saw the bounce house was priceless
Seth was my gift...what a sweet baby!
All the scuzzins watching the nativity Ben took Noah sledding on Christmas day!
Seth loved Christmas too!