Papa C babysits Baxter Via Speaker Phone - with commentary from McKellle. I really enjoyed having this experience. It really worked !

It was so cute...On Saturday night, I was trying to finish up my part of our lesson for Sunday (We teach Gospel Doctrine) and I was getting a little frustrated because Brigden had been a little fussy all day and I didn't have much of a chance to go over the lesson again to bring all of my thoughts together. Casey was working so he couldn't take him, which he would have most willingly done if he were there...He is the best daddy and the best help! I didn't know what to do, Brigden would fuss whwnever I put him down, which is happening more often now that we have left all of our awesome helpers in Arizona :(, but the thought came to me to call my dad. So I did. Torie answered the phone and took it out to my dad in the backyard and I told him of our little predicament. And this was his answer...
He told me to lay him down, which I did and Brigden started crying a little bit. And then my dad told me to put the phone by him and work on my lesson. So I put the phone on speakerphone and set it by Brigden. My dad started talking to Brigden and told him all about his chickens and everything that he was working on in the yard. He asked Brigden if he wanted to pull weeds with him and once I heard him say, "Uh oh Brigden, I better be careful or the phone might drop in the pool!" He also say a few songs to him. It was the CUTEST thing...Brigden immediately stopped crying and listened and had the cutest little look on his face. I was able to work for about 10 or 15 minutes on our lesson while "Poppa C" entertained little Brigden. I had to take a picture because this is definitely a moment to remember! Thanks, Dad! You are the best!


The Chicken's Are Named!

Torie & I have come with names for the chickens. Torie thought it would be fun to name them after candy. So here they are:

I will try to get pictures of each so that you can see how their names fit them.

My New Chickens!


Happy Birthday Dan Ames!

Dan, you are entitled to a free birthday cake compliments of cakesbycarlton

Watch this cool youtube clip about a heroic chicken !



Settling in for the night

They like the attic roost the best, get's them higher off the ground.


Happy Father's Day Dad! We love you!

The Pallet Palace for Pullets Is In The Making Progress Report

I was able to get the whirlybird on the top today along with the center roofing constructed. I still have to paint that and permanently attach it. Check out the horse shoe nest box lid handle as well as the horse shoe on the door. These came from the NH Ranch in New Mexico. Slowly but surely it is getting done. By the way, guess where the chickens like to roost? In the very top of the coop on the left hand side if your facing the coop. I originally had one roost up there and they like it alot. Last night I had to put a second one up there because one of them was being picked on and was having a hard time staying up there. I had to put a second one to allow them more space, however, they do snuggle up to each other very closely.


The NH Ranch in New Mexico

The horses on the ranch

The view of the ranch from atop the mountain behind the house

Climbing the wind mill
Looking for Indian ruins

The Coop

The coop is making progress. I was able to make this pathway this morning out of pavers that were given to me. I need to secure the two roofs and then complete the whirlybird ventilator and then just do some final touches. I have a horseshoe handle to attach to the nest box door.

Sacrament Kit for Trek

I was able to put together this sacrament kit to be used on the trek. I made 8 sets. Thanks to other members, I was able to make it happen. Neal Short made the canvas bags. Lori Derrick made the cloths, and David Moore provided the platters. It turned out really nice.

Trek 2009 Family Pictures

Jacie on the "stand" as a speaker in Sacrament Meeting
Pa Ames and daughter Kamrie
Pa and Ma Ames


The Cutest Little Hummingbaxter at the NH Ranch!

Ways to Trek

One way to trek is on foot:

The better way to trek is on these feet:


"Raising The Standard of Virtue"

This cake I made for the YW Fundraiser Dinner. The flowers represent the colors of the YW
Values with the top flower representing the value of Virtue


"Rub a dub dup, Brigden in a Cup"

Photo Courtesy of www.photographybyjacie

Sam the YAM & Allie

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