Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Do you Wana Build a Snowman? - Events of Today... :)

Today, was a nice peaceful day, and I ended up having the day off! So I decided that for today, I will simply post events of today (it's still the year 2014! :p)

I made a Christmas collage (see last post of Christmas day)...

Today while Mindy and Levi were both working, Dausen decided to decorate the snowman he made when we got that big pile of snow a couple days ago. J Miles and I joined Dausen in the blustery cold, and this was the result of our creation…

Dausen's photos were better than mine...

Upon seeing his photos compared to mine, I asked him to "teach me something." So he did. I love that kid! :) I told him I want him to give me lessons. Then maybe I will do more than just point and shoot on auto! I learned about features I didn't even know my camera had. Here are a couple photos I took of what was right in front of me at the moment he showed me a feature on my camera, which I didn't even know I had. :o

What else happened today? ...

I gave Dausen a hair cut; followed by Dausen trimming his beard…(He didn't want me taking a photo of him in his jammies, so no photo of Dausen today... :o)

Miles and Dausen goofed off with the swords the Missionaries made for our family for Christmas! :)

Note: this photo was taken BEFORE the hair cut. I wish I could have shown you an "AFTER" photo... so handsome! :O
Mindy and I also baked pumpkin muffins for New Years Eve tomorrow night… :D
(I think we'll be OK without a photo of that, too. But... ah, what the heck!

The two in the front are made with wheat cake mix.
The pretty one in the back is gluten free!
And Miles made invitations to pass out to friends and neighbors for some Emergency Classes being offered at his/our SAIL Marine store this weekend! (I’m so excited! Miles is expanding the business with a new component he can focus on during the winter time!!!!) I went over his invitation for errors or to make minor improvements... And I jot got REALLY HAPPY that he decided to do something like this to increase our income! Right now I am busy cleaning houses for income, so I will be his "assistant" but not the core one at work with THRIVE. I ALMOST worked THRIVE a few years ago, but just didn't fit it into my life. 

OK - check out the invitation...
Attention friends and sailors! I’m excited to announce a new component of SAIL Marine! We now have available to you the most delicious freeze dried and dehydrated foods on the planet! In addition to being delicious and compact food storage, it is great for camping, hiking, boating, and much more! AND YOU CAN TASTE IT FOR FREE AT OUR CLASSES!

On January 2nd & 3rd I am hosting three types of classes: Meal in a Jar (MIAJ), Cooking, and Emergency Preparedness classes at the SAIL Marine store at 406 West Miles Avenue in Hayden Idaho, next to Cruze Auto Sales.

Join us to learn about THRIVE Freeze Dried (FD) Foods and Emergency Preparedness Products.

The Thrive foods have a much higher nutrient content than food in the grocery store and yet can SAVE you money every month. The shelf life on many of the products is 25 years un-opened and 1 to 2 years once opened, unrefrigerated. Even THRIVE’S Beef, Chicken, and Pork Sausage have a 25 year shelf life and 1 year after opening.

Great for healthy LOW SODIUM snacks, baby food, and every day in home cooking as well as food storage. Over 120 products are Certified Gluten Free! We will have free samples of some of the delicious THRIVE foods so come and try them for yourself (Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Jar meals are $10 with your own jar or $11.50 with our jar. Limit 1 jar per family/couple. We’ll teach how to make the Meal In A Jar (MIAJ) and then cook it so that you can taste before deciding if you want to buy it.

RSVP if possible so that I can have enough samples and food for jars for all. Miles Moore 208-704-4454 or email funtosail@gmail.com


FRIDAY, January 2nd, 2015…
3:PM Emergency Prepareness Meeting
6:PM Cooking Class

SATURDAY, January 3rd, 2015 – Three Meal in a Jar Classes…

LOCATION: SAIL Marine Store (next to Cruz Auto Sales on HWY 95 and Miles Ave.) 406 W Miles Ave., Hayden, ID.

If you are local – consider this an invitation and please come!! It should be very fun and educational! And even if you are not local, if you know about THRIVE foods and want to order any, we can help! :) Just send a note or give us a call! :)

 All in all, it was a very good day.

Time to get some sleep and get ready for a big work day followed by a lot of partying tomorrow! :o 

Corine :D

Christmas Day - 2014

On Christmas day the LDS Elders from our ward, Elder Sanches and Elder Keppner spent most of the day at our house. We gave them soft blankets for Christmas. They made our day with such thankful smiles!!! :) They gave us gifts too! :) Recorders, super cool homemade swords, and Nerf guns... which they also had a plan to help us use! After some fun and games and a nice Christmas meal we all met up at the church with a couple other Elders that we sang with at the Ward Party, and we played "War" and "Capture the Flag!" :D IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!

I love how the missionaries can be SO SPIRITUAL, and at the same time, such fun loving kids!!!! :D 

This Christmas season was filled with tons of fun as we focused on Christ through service and songs... lighting up peoples faces with Christmas Caroling! It was WONDERFUL... and we have the Elders to thank for spending so much of it with us (We went caroling with the missionaries TWICE)! :)

PS. Levi also made treats and sold them for a church fundraiser to help people in need at Christmas time. Thanks to wonderful neighbors and friends, he sold them all at the last second, but on time! Whew! :) Thanks so much to all of you for the support you give to kids who go about trying to make a difference!!!

We pray you all had a wonderful Christmas season, and have a wonderful Christ filled New Year as well!

Lots of love,
The Moore's :)

Monday, 29 December 2014

Hayden 2nd Ward Christmas Party - 2014

 Hayden 2nd Ward Christmas Party - 2014

Our awesome friend, Dave... Miles just had to photo-bomb this! :D

Me and my awesome friend, Valerie! :D

While everyone mixed and mingled and ate... there was entertainment for an hour and a half!  Let me tell you, there is a lot of talent in our ward! I recorded my family, a couple friends, and the Elders with their song to help them out (mostly I let the moms in the ward record their own kids so my arms wouldn't fall of :o).

- If a picture's worth a thousand words, then how many thousand is a video or two worth? :D...

This video is of Miles and Mindy singing at the church Hayden Second Ward Christmas Party. Miles doesn't hear well, so with all the noise of socializing going on we could not hear the music; so Mindy had to tell him when to sing! :o It was fun for me to watch after knowing this, and a fun memory for Mindy :)...

Now to get that video to the Elders to share with their moms! :o

After the ward Christmas/dinner party our family stayed and helped with clean up, as we do as often as we can...

This time cleanup was followed by spontaneous singing of Christmas Carols (and other fun songs) 'round the piano with brother Zaugg and a few of the local Missionaries! I heard them from the kitchen at the tail end, and just had to go in and film them. :o - They WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! :) (PS. I'm the one behind the camera. (I know, you can't see me... ;o - but you can hear my voice now and then in the video below the pictures! :D)

Left to Right... Mindy, Levi (barely showing), Miles, Elders... :)


As a result, my family and I agreed to get together with the Missionaries again to go Christmas Caroling ~ which we did TWICE! :D ~ What an awesome Christmas Season! :)

I can't believe Miles and I didn't get our sons in this photo with the Elders!!! (We were just thinking "current missionaries, and very soon to be full-time missionaries" for the photo - Mindy is going soon! :D)

PS. Aren't these guys awesome? :D
Do you go to Church Christmas Parties? 
If not, then you should! You never know what fun and good can come of it! :D
There may be missionaries there, and believe me, they really know how to party! :)

Enough for today... I will return to this blog tomorrow with more memories. Probably of Christmas day, then I will move on to other days and topics through out the year 2014. 


Corine :D

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Plans to Document 2014 - Before it Ends!!!

Hi. :) I know I have been ENTIRELY INCONSISTENT - and therefore, I probably have no followers on this blog. But I decided that the real tragedy is not having the posts for the sake of making memories...

Therefore, I have decided to set a really CRAZY goal... to post at least one memory each day for the next week (maybe more :o) - to preserve some memories of 2014. :) I'm excited! Even if not even one friend, family member, or stranger sees these posts this week... I think my family (and even me myself) will one day thank me! ;D

So... here's to waking at 5 AM for the next week to find time to write again! :D Wish me luck!!! :D

...coming soon! :)

Corine :D

Sunday, 26 October 2014

March 2014

Hi!  :D 
My baby is 16! :o 
But I'm still young. I'm still young. I'm still young. 
(If you say it enough, you'll believe it and make it come true! ;o)

For the past four years, Levi has held the offices of Deacon and a Teacher in the Priesthood. Now that he is 16 and worthy, he has been ordained a PRIEST, and now blesses the sacrament at church! :D (FYI - "Priest" is an office of the Priesthood which has certain responsibilities;(click here if you want to know more about what this means and what his duties have been and are now)...

...6 months ago, but right here handy! ;)

Levi is so faithful about serving... I'm SO TOTALLY PROUD OF HIM! (I don't say that to brag, and I don't take the credit; he just came that way - blame God! ;) This kid is a great example of what comes of a kid who truly loves the Lord. :) 

So far, Levi is also staying true to his word that he will "never be a rebellious teenager!" :) 

But he is still my baby... And every now and then I tell him something... ahem... absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary. 

It's rather embarrassing, really. But here I go again, telling the world about another one of my "blond moments!" :o It's worth it, so you can enjoy Levi's response... ;)

Levi: Mom, I'm done using your computer. Do you want me to leave it on or shut it down?"

Me/Mom ;0: "Yes... Make sure to shut it down 'properly'."

A couple minutes later Levi walks over to where I am sitting and leans over to get down on my level, with a serious expression on his face...

Levi: "Mom, just to make sure... " (he gives a questioning look here) "to shut down the computer 'properly,' I just kick it over and over again..." (he then begins to motion kicking something, over and over again) "until it shuts off... right?" (still looking serious - great acting!)

I laughed so hard! :D

Well, back to work for me. I'm busy cleaning out my bedroom closet and praying for the insight and strength to know what I don't need so I can get rid of it. Wish me luck! 

PS. Levi and one of his best friends (Jarom) are planning to ask a couple girls to double date with them... now that they are both old enough to group date. :) Gosh I love these sweet boys! :D

Corine :D

Isaac's Rebekah

March 18, 2014

Do you ever have moments when you read about someone who reminds you of yourself... or maybe you talk to someone who reminds you of yourself - and the result startles and delights you, as you actually giggle with delight at how AWESOME you are (or how awesome you are sure you will one day become? ;O ~ If not... I urge you to pray for the experience ~ and look for the good in your character, both developed and being developed; it is a truly delightful experience! ;D Somehow, even though I have more than my share of flaws - these wonderful and rare experiences always leave me feeling... glad to be me! :)

My family and I are studying the Old Testament together this year. This morning we were reading from the book of Genesis (we only had time for one chapter today... chapter 25); it's about Abraham sending his servant to his homeland to be led by the Lord for find a wife for his son, Isaac. I don't know if I have ever enjoyed a chapter from the scriptures more than I did today. It was a sweet love and faith filled story. Filled with amazing faith, complete dedication, astounding loyalty, faithful obedience to the will of the Lord... and even a touch of romance... :D. Rebekah may possibly be my new favorite Old Testament Character! :D Rebekah reminds me of me because she is always in such a hurry! LOL :) ~ But there is so much more to Rebekah. So much in her personality and faith inspires me. Listen to these few lines and consider the type of person Rebekah must have been...

"And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up."

"And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher,

"And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for they camels also, until they have done drinking.

"And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels."

Quick interruption here... Is she not filled with energy and enthusiasm to serve? :D 

"And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not."

The scriptures go on to tell of the servant placing jewelry upon Rachel, and inquiring as to who she is family to, and whether or not her father has room for him to lodge in his home that night. She answers and tells him they have room. The servant bows his head and worships the lord in thanks. He notices his prayer being answered. Then we read the following...

"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren,

"And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things."

So Rachel RUNS to her family and prepares her family and home for company... Her brother is ready to greet the servant and take his camels to feed and lodge for the night; and he has water ready to wash the servant's feet (is this not an AWESOME way to greet a stranger/guest?) Furthermore, they have a table prepared with meat to feed the servant.

The servant refuses to eat until he has told them of why he is there; he tells of all that has occurred from Abraham's instructions to his meetings with Rebekah - (which by the way you must read! I skipped so much of this amazing story of faith!) Anyhow, long story short, Rebekah's Father and Brother are asked to send Rebekah home with the servant to be a wife to Isaac. They know the LORD has sent him, so they agree. They also ask for her to stay 10 or more days with the family before traveling on. The servant asks that they do not delay, as God has prospered the way and the servant desires to get back to his "master" Abraham quickly and not ruin the Lord's great blessing of a quick journey. Again, they agree to obey this servant's request! The spirit must have testified this truth to them... I just love their great faith and ability to hear, and then set aside their own desires and instead heed and do the will of the Lord! In our time and day it seems to me that not many people actually treat the Lord, like he is truly their LORD anymore... 

OK, moving on. Wait, I have to go back and let you read some of this amazing story, word for word...

"And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

"Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto the bad or good.

"Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

"And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshiped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth."

As the story goes on, the servant again gives jewelry to Rebekah, and now also to other family members as well. The next morning the family asks if she can stat 10 days or longer and the servant responds...

"And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way' send me away that I may go to my master.

"And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

"And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go."

I just love that. She too, was filled with faith and dedication to the Lord. She trusted in the Lord and in the plan HE had for her! And she obeyed without haste... 

As the story continues it is fun to see that Rebekah is still full of energy and excitement for life. As she approaches the home of Abraham, she sees Isaac some distance ahead. We read...

"And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

"For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master;"

I don't know about you, but I feel a sense of awe and excitement. Not only does Rebekah have faith that she is called of the LORD to go and marry Isaac, she anticipates a GOOD life with him, and she is excited!

LOOK at the faith this amazing family shows! As I contemplate upon the story of Abraham being asked to sacrifice Isaac, and both their faithful responses, then read this account - I am simply filled with awe. These people TRULY WORSHIPED. They really meant it when they used the word LORD. They obeyed Him, and did it WITH JOY... Abraham and his son Isaac, and now Rebekah as well - all show perfect faith in God's plan for them and perfect obedience. Never do they mourn, complain, or second guess... they obey Him, and do so WITH JOY... I am so inspired! :D

PS. While I was knee deep in business paperwork (which, by the way I finished tonight after a long week of solid work!) I lost track of the time. When I finally came away from my office it was an hour past dinner time, and my twins were making a salad. Actually, Devry pulled out the vegetables of choice and Dausen did the chopping; I love how they serve each other and work together! ;). I then added to it, more of the same, for a larger salad to serve with leftover homemade mashed potatoes from last night. Here is the result...

Cabbage, onions (green and yellow), corn, cilantro, celery, and a touch of mayonnaise... :) YUM! :D

Nice invention, boys! Thanks a million!!! :D

...mashed potatoes were amazing as well! I sauteed onions, garlic, and cilantro, then blended them in with the potatoes and butter - YUM! :)

 Have a lovely day!
Corine :D