Facebook Posts 2016 December

I haven’t been feeling super great this morning and I left the kitchen I was cleaning and went into my bedroom and sat down. 5 minutes later I hear the girls, who had been building a fort in the kitchen so they could play near me, start buzzing to each other. Grace, “Milla you need to go find Mom!! Find out where she is and what happened to her!”. Milla, “yes I will Gace! I will find dat Momma!” True to her promise she bursts into my room a few minutes later, “dare you are! I finded you Mom! Did a ghost git you?! Was it a ghost?!” Me, “nope, a ghost did not get me I’m just sitting down for a sec”. CJ unconvinced, “was it a monster?! Did dat monster git you Mom?!” Realizing she was truly hoping for a thrill I told her it was a monster so she could run back to her sister and tell her the exciting news.


Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, beard, christmas tree and indoor Happy New Year!!! #FonFonsfirstAmericanNewYear #NewYearsEve2016#AmazingIndianFood #Itstradition

Ahh, New Year’s morning! When the older people and the Mormons are enjoying their celebratory breakfasts and everyone else sips on their black coffee and gatorade. 😉 Happy New Year!!! #Maytherecoverybeswift#NewYearsDay #2017forthewin





12/31/16 Sometimes I think as a parent you get called into the toy room as the referee. As they’ve gotten older and play together more I often don’t hear from my children until they are upset and fighting or telling on each other and it’s easy to get discouraged or worried. But you know what is a really good idea?! Playing with them in THEIR element regularly. I was so blown away this morning, sitting in their toy room for a couple of hours. I haven’t been in here for more than helping them clean or a few minutes here and there, in a while. There were SO many pleases and thank you’s and sorry’s and, “can I help you with that sister? Are you ready to play this now or do you want to finish you thing first?” “Oh no did you get hurt?! Don’t worry my bear will kiss you!” There were a couple squabbles but really…they’re awesome! #flyonthewall #thingsthatgiveyouperspective #sisters#somuchlove #NewYearsEveFamilyTime #theygetmorethanwethink

12/30/16 We got to have a lunch date with Craig today after CJ’s Dr. appointment. He had to run back to work as the girls were still finishing up and as he’s walking out the door Camilla Jane stands up in her little pink pea coat with her two little pig tails and yells loud enough for the entire restaurant to hear, “Bye Papa Bear I loves you!! I loves you Papa Bear I loves you dary much!!” then as she realizes everyone is watching her and giggling, “dats my Papa Bear guys! Dats my Papa Bear!” Lol #CamillaJane#Youneverflyundertheradarwitgchildren #DatsmyPapaBear!

12/29/2016 10:00pm and little Milla isn’t feeling well. It’s looking like we may end up with our first sleepover cause they aren’t about to sleep apart. #JaneyBaby#GracieLou #Sisters #Lifeistooshort

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12/29/16 Cause now they’re going to settle down and go to sleep. 😉#NightPartiesWithThePapaBear #IHadJustGottenThemSettledInToo#LoveMylittleFamily Craig Taylor

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12/28/16 CJ spills her bowl of cereal this morning and immediately yells to Grace across the room, “hey Gace, why you spill my cerdiol again?!” She then starts cracking herself up, “I jus kidding! Gace not spill my Cerdiol, I jus say dat. Hey Gace why you spill dat cerdiol?!” As Grace starts to protest loudly (she isn’t big on jokes) CJ cracks up again and then looks down at the mess she just made and back up at me suddenly very serious, “I sorrdy Mom, is an asident. I queen it up wis dat rag”. Lol #thiskidistoomuch#Shecantpossiblybeonlytwo #Alwayscrackingherselfup#ShetakesafterherDaddy 😉 Craig Taylor


12/27/16 To say that Camilla Jane has been difficult to feed lately is underselling it. Tonight’s bit included, but was not limited to, pretending that my food was offending her pretend Echidna. CJ, “ohhh, are you scared echidna?! Isokay! Are you scared of dis food?! I sorry, I save you from dis Momma’s food, is otay, don’t cry echidna! Ohhh he’s kying!!!” Lol #Justeatyourfoodkid! #LovemyCamillaJane #CanIHireADinnerFeeder?

12/26/16 I’ve been meaning to post this for a bit but the girl’s Uncle Jason recently bought them these Bronco Jersey’s. It was a nice gesture but Grace refused to put hers on. She was even bribed but flatly declined. Lol A few days ago I suggested to her that maybe it would be a good shirt for wearing when she might get dirty and she immediately said, “okay! I could do that! This is my getting dirty shirt!” Then she turns to me and says, “Mom? You know why I couldn’t wear this shirt before?!” Me, “how come?” G, “we don’t like the Broncos, Mom!! We just DONT. LIKE. The BRONCOS!” lol Sorry Jason, her father has trained her well. 😉 Then Camilla Jane, who has liked hers from the start then insisted I find it for her and pipes up, “I yike dis shirt cause I yike Uncle Jason and I yike dat basketball!” 😂 #Niecespieces#Wearenotasportsfamily #SorryJason #ButTheyDoYikeDatUncleJason#BroncoBasketball

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12/21/16 So I set out to make an almond pastry trying to mimic the almond croissants we had in Australia. And these are not the same thing for sure but surprisingly close. Satisfies that same need if that makes sense, you should try them out. And then give away all but one or two, really it’s a great system! 😉

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Starting to smell awfully yummy around here! Dear Neighbors and Twin Falls friends, we would love to bring you a little gift! If you want to do my poor delivery husband a favor and send me a message or text with your actual address that would be awesome! He doesn’t seem to appreciate my, “no they’re the ones next to the tan house!” instructions somehow. 😉#Helpthedeliveryman #sendyouraddress #Alsotellmeifyouhaveanutallergy#Weloveyouall!!!

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One more day and he’s home for a while!!! #10:30amAndImCountingTheMinutes #MrTaylor #MyHardWorkingMan#LikeHisHardWorkingWife 😉 #LettheChristmasVacationBegin!!!!

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12/20/16 We had leftovers for dinner tonight and were all waiting for Camilla Jane to come to the table. She however was taking her sweet time putting on her Minnie Mouse slippers. Me, “Milla hurry please we’re waiting”. CJ, “I can’t hurry Mom I n putting on deez slippers. I wealy yike dem!” Me, “well would you like some help?” CJ, “no Mom I yika do it myself otay?” Me as a last resort, “well you better hurry, I’m going to eat all your dinner!!!” Milla, “okay tank you Mom! Tank you eat my dinner, I don’t yike dat dinner again”. Face. Palm. #Toddlerswhotaketheirtime #whichisalltoddlers

Happy Birthday Gracie!! What a fun day with great friends and family! #Birthdays #gingerbreadhouses #whydoesntmykitchenpressurewash#lifegoals

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Gracie’s Birthday Poem

Yesterday we sat and talked, of how you’ve grown and where you’ve walked

Of your favorite shoes and your cute little sister, and how “that Dad” likes to call you Mr.

I told you that you’re my favorite at 4 and that I really don’t think you need to grow MORE

And you smiled a much too grown up grin and said Mom, it’s okay you can hold me agin

And when I am 6 and 7 and more, I will still let you hold me, but I just can’t stay 4.

So I have decided that I GUESS it’s alright if you must turn 5 at the strike of midnight.

I love your sweet voice when you sing after prayers, and I love when you dance round our tree,

And it’s really my favorite to hold your cute hand and to hear you say you love me.

Thank you Ms. Gracie from “that Dad” and myself, for trying to do as you should,

For you’ve conquered your obstacles beautifully this year, and really you make us look good.

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12/15/16 Having this guy home for lunch every day often looks like this. #favoritetimeofday #Daddysfanclub #cracksmeup

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12/13/16 Lots of good deeds going on around here today. Getting that baby Jesus warmer and warmer with all the added straw! 😉 Thanks Uncle David Anderson, they love it! #Heisthereason #GiftsforourSavior #LighttheWorld

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12/12/16 Two of us are “doing homework”, one of us is waiting for dropped foodImeanguardingthekitchen, and one of us is making dinner. Guess which one is making snow angels on the kitchen table while she combines “I Am a Child of God” with “Old McDonald”?? That’s right, the one who wants a hippopotamus for Xmas. 🎶 “I am a child of Gooood and heee has sent me here….and on his farm he had a chicken, e i e i oooo!!” 🎶#Thingsthatkeeplifeinteresting #CamillaJane #Shesawesomelikethat#ourDearFonFonIsVeryPatient

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12/12/16That song is trouble. Me, “Milla do you even know what a Hippopotamus IS for sure?!” Milla, “yea I do. Isa animal. I want one dos”. In between each of those written things was me saying, “okay but what ELSE do you want to ask Santa for?!” #CamillaJanesLetterToSanta #TrulyThisIsAllSheWouldSay

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12/11/16 Milla selfies. 😱, 😡, 😊,😭 , and 😳 !

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12/11/16 Grace watching the introduction to the old school Disney’s Jungle Book, “wow! Don’t skip this part Mom! I LOVE this music and that beautiful jungle! I jus love it it’s like…it’s like an OPERA!!” Lol Then last night I burst back into their room after they had been put to bed because CJ started bawling. Me, “what’s the matter, what happened?” Grace swallows hard, “ooohhh…I was just tellin jokes again”. Me, “jokes that make Milla CRY?! They don’t sound like very funny ones to me! What did you say?!” G, “ohh…jus funny sings”. Me, “Grace Lucille tell me one of the funny things please, I’d like to know why your sister is so upset”. Grace looks at the floor, “jus funny sings like, ‘hey Milla I’m gonna eat Koala’ (CJ’s FAVORITE stuffed animal) funny sings like that. But maybe it wasn’t funny to Milla…I thought it was a little funny though”. Lol Stinker! #GracieLouLou #CamillaJane #sheapologized#andreassuredherpoorsister


12/10/16 They got to watch Finding Dory, and then here they are with their very first meeting with Santa Claus! Camilla Jane was about to burst into tears but then Mrs. Claus offered her a candy cane and it was all good from there. 😉Thank you Glanbia, for another super fun family event, they really had a great time! Craig Taylor

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The many nervous faces of Grace waiting to meet Santa for the very first time. She did great though. 🙂

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Waiting in line to see Santa selfie!

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Well they’ve arrived! Could she be any cuter?! #Ilovethem #GracieLou#Glasses #ignorethepapersinthebackground #Scoutnight

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12/06/16 We went to Old Navy yesterday to get some things for Camilla Jane. She socialized with all the children she could find, and declared them her best friends, climbed onto a Christmas display and sang the Happy Birthday Song at the top of her lungs(before I got her down), and repeated over and over, “I don’t YIKE clothes, no I don’t WANT a shirt I don’t YIKE them” until I found this one. Lol it says, “sisters make the best friends” and they are smitten with it! Although sometimes she tells me it says, “koala” instead. 😉 Also we found another shirt with a fox on it and she says she likes that as well, but the other ones she will wear but she doesn’t “yike”. #Millaisnotashopper#butIbetshelllovekaraoke #Sisters #lovemygirls

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12/05/16 Camilla Jane quote of the day – Today was errand day and we drove around a lot. I was hoping to finish and be home for a late lunch but I broke down around 1:30pm and decided I’d let the girls each eat a yogurt pouch in the car as they were “starving!” and we still had 2 stops on the list. We pulled over, I opened the pouches and proceeded to give a full 3 minute lecture on why it was VERY important to not spill said yogurts in Daddy’s car. I had them repeat after me and say things like, “I will be sooo careful”, I was very thorough. Two minutes into the drive and a little voice behind me goes, “ahhh! Oh no!!! I spill my yogdert evywheres!!! Ahhh dis is a mess!!!” I frantically look in the rear view mirror to witness the damage and instead I see her calmly holding her yogurt, cracking up and she finishes with, “I kidding I not spill! I jus say dat to you. I jus tell you dat.” Lol #Twoplayspranks#Shesnotoldenoughforthisstuff #CamillaJane 

I fully expect that she’s going to eventually find it and go crazy but for now I think she looks so pretty and festive! #Husbandjustsaidnosweaters#Notasweater#RosiePosie#Christmasdog#EnglishCream

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12/05/16 The quote of the morning, “no I don’t NEED to look for it, I already remember that it’s nowhere. I mean it’s none of those rooms you want me to look. I just remember that it isn’t anywhere”. Me, “ohhh…so if we aren’t going to look for your sippy cup…how are we going to find it?” G, “well…I guess we could look SOMEWHERE…I already remember it’s nowhere”. #Myheadhurts#4wantshersippycup#thatisnowhere#Ihopeitjustflystoher
12/04/16 We may have had an incident the other day where I teared up a little during a Christmas story. Grace noticed, though at the time she was very sweet and comforting. Today however we were all chatting together in the living room and I commented about all of us needing to be tough about something and she started cracking up. Me, “what’s so funny?!” G, “do you mean be tough like when you were crying over that story (erupts into laughter). Me, “hey! That was a really sad book!! What if your Dad had to go away like that little girl’s Dad did?!” Grace thinks for a minute and tries to be serious and then bursts into giggles behind her couch pillow again, “I’m sorry Mom, but it’s just so funny to me. Dads going away today (3 day work trip), I’m not gonna cry about it!” Lol You just wait little one, someday I’m going to very innocently suggest a book to you called, “Where the Red Fern Grows”. #Christmasstoriesthataresad #Gracieloulou
12/03/16 I set up a quiet watercolor corner for Grace the other day in our laundry room, to give her a break from playing with the Little’s that she was playing with. It’s been interesting to see the subtle therapy that it has turned into for her. Lol When cheering up her hangry little sister this morning failed, she started to get really frustrated and then stops herself and says, “it’s okay Mom, I’m fine. She’s just hungry”. Then she disappears for a little while and comes out with a rainbow picture for me, “here Mom this picture is for you, because it has a big sun in it”. Then she turns to Camilla Jane with a similar, but very different, picture for her. G, “Camilla Jane this ones for you, because it has a lot of rain and a ton of clouds!” Haha Luckily the hangry baby was being fed at that point and felt very flattered. 😉#whenGraciepaints #Lifewithgirls


12/02/16Well it’s 11:30am and I’ve done nothing. Nothing that is except read the library books we collected yesterday to these two for three hours. #Bestmorningever #Christmasstories #theyhadablast #CamillaJane#GracieLou #RosiePosie #backtorealityifwemust

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12/01/16  A dark and windy 30 degrees, but super Dad’s little helpers stuck it out the whole time. CJ, “I too told (cold), Mom!” Me, “okay let’s go inside and have some cocoa, you’ve been out here long enough, Honey”. CJ, “no I not, I has to help dat Dad!” #Thatsdedication #Christmaslights #Mytribe

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