Monday, December 24, 2007

more good deeds

So we haven't been posting we have busy. So here is a bit of a recap.
We have finally started getting snow again so we are helping our neighbor with his driveway. However it is more of a race as to who gets out there first.
My husband and I went down to the neighbors who never seem to get there driveway shoveled and did theirs while they were at grandma's. (we did add a little U of U to the lawn just for good measure. They root for BYU )
My husband saw a Woman trying to get up a hill and stopped the car to give her a hand up the slippery slope.
We thanked the people that we saw working tonight (xmas Eve) for working so we could enjoy the Nutcracker and a delicious dinner.

It has been so fun to think of good deeds to do to make others day. I have been enjoying this.
Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 17, 2007

good deeds

So our neighbors the snowbirds had to come home for a surprise visit and had nothing in their fridge so we took over muffins this morning and invited them over for dinner tonight. It was fun to catch up with them. My boys are still continuing to help me clean the house and do good deeds.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Day 10

While mommy was having a rough day Hurricane helped by making his room available for a surprise guest and getting his own set up in the den. He unmade the bed, picked out clean sheets, cleaned up his room spic and span so Grandpa would have a clean place to stay. It was so nice because I didn't have to do it. He even remembered the clean towel and water that Grandpa loves.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

day 7-9

Day 7 Missed it mommy was at work
Day 8 Helped clean our neighbors driveway after the snow so it looks like someone is home. The boys helped there daddy clean off our drieway as well while mommy was at work.
Day 9 Bought a gift for Toys for Tots while we were looking at presents for our friends.

I had something happen again this year. I am driving to work on a Saturday morning around 7 am going on the freeways through down town Salt Lake City. The next thing I know there are lights and police cars everywhere on the freeway. Its not an accident the hundreds of police cars are driving about 50 miles an hour with sirens and lights blaring. The cars are all in a line driving from I-15 to I-80. If you look closely you can see a little person in the cars looking at the beauty in the dark morning. When I saw this last year I was panicked and sad. For one people are driving very defensively but it makes it very confusing the state troppers and police are all in the left lane, that is where everyone feels they need to go. We do try to listen in Traffic safety move to the left move to left. So everyone is trying to figure out what is going on.

LAST year I drove with them from i-15 to i-80 and got off in Sugarhouse. I had called my aunt who was waiting for me to carpool and told her I would be late it looks like it is a huge acident. Many of us had pulled over to let them go until we realized this was a train of cars and would take over 15 minutes there where so many, so we just kept driving defensively. I began to think it must be a funeral procession and someone had passed that belonged with the police force. Well I thought this until after I picked up my aunt and we continued on the same procession and I saw all the cops parked at the local KMart. They had been going to the "shop with a cop"

I had tried to find information on this for like the next two days. Find some kind of information about what a good job they were doing ... nothing was mentioned but a small snippet on the news. Nothing that it deserved. I was unable to find information this year as well.

The local news choppers need to get up there and see what a cool sight this is. The police and state troppers stretch forever with all their lights blaring and sirens going. Those kids must be having a blast. I am glad that I have to work on Saturday mornings and I have been able to see this awesome occurance and now it makas me smile. Merry Christmas.

(I even had to call my Aunt again this year even though we weren't carpolling, woke her up, but I know she would realize how fun it was. Well that and my husband was still asleep)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

day 5 and 6

Today we made some Christmas ornaments to take to a Nursing home. When we deliver them (depending on how many people show up) we may sing Christmas carols as well to help cheer people up. Unless our singing is really horrible and then we will just have fun and sing crazy lyrics to Rudolph. I also can't take full credit for this I did it along with the MOMS Club of Layton.
The boys are also both being very helpful cleaning up the house and taking out the trash for garbage day tomorrow.
There was a badge contest so we could make a banner for our blogs. This young lady is going way out and I love it. Check her site to get inspired. twentyfivedays

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

dec 4

So mom was busy but we thought about getting rid of some of our books and seeing if our school needs them. So that is the plan for tomorrow.

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Taylor's version of 25 Days

So I have taken a note from a young lady from another Blog twenty five days (haven't figured out how to link it look on the side list. She has such a nice idea to do. She is essentially doing good deeds for her neighbors, earning money with recycling taking it to charities etc. We are going more low key. We are being nice to our family and learning how to help one another out. So far it is going well.

Day 1:hurricane=Behaved very good at our first Sleepover away from home that was not a relative.
avalanche=Was a god boy at his sleepover as well, it was a relative.

Day 2:hurricane=helped clean the toy room when it was all his brothers stuff
avalanche=helped put away the books

Day 3:hurricane=helped set the breakfast dishes and cleaned his room and got things ready for school
avalanche=helped set the dinner dishes and had a very successful potty day