Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fire Drill

My wonderful Mom has been visiting for the past two days, she has completely saved my schedule with babysitting my kids and being willing to run around with me from here to there. She brought a monkey bread mix for our family to make, she mixed it up yesterday before she left and we cooked it up last night. As I put it in the oven I thought, I should probably put a cookie sheet under that, then thought, nah it will be okay. Twenty minutes into cooking I start to smell something funny, Jake is calling to me from the living room wondering where all the smoke was coming from. The monkey bread was leaking onto the bottom of the oven creating a smoke screen in our house. The fire alarm started to go off (at least we know it works for sure) and we turn all the fans on, open the doors to get the smoke moving. Suddenly we hear some distressed crying coming from upstairs, it's not hysterical, it sounds seriously worried. Ella is crying, but not running down to us in the fashion she usually does when she's upset. We hear Paislee come down the stairs, and as she crawls into our view in the kitchen, she turns to Ella and says, "Come on, we'll just crawl outside and then we'll be safe." Ella then comes crawling through, sobbing, "Our house is on fire." They both crawl past Jake and I and out onto the back patio. I'm laughing so hard at them I can't think of going to get the camera, and Jake is encouraging them! They were so serious, I don't think they even noticed Jake and I just standing there watching them crawl by, they were so intent on getting outside to safety. So, in case of a fire at the Mitchell's, the fire alarms work and the kids know what to do!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I got this off one of my friend's blogs and thought it sounded like fun. So here's how it works:The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch though...Post this same thing on your own blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Model For An Hour

You know how you worry about your kids, you wonder what can I do to help them in certain situations. I was feeling worried for Paislee a few weeks ago, Ella attracts attention to herself with her bright red hair, Grant does just because he's a baby, and sometimes Paislee gets to feeling a bit left out. She has even gone as far as saying, "Mom, I wish I had red hair". You know exactly what to say, but you can't change the way other people act, so you worry. I'd been thinking about her, praying to find a way to encourage her and boost her self confidence when we get a phone call out of the blue from a sister in our ward. She wants to steal Paislee for an hour after school and do a photo session with her!!! I was thrilled, an answer to my prayers! Paislee had so much fun during this one on one photo shoot with Angie Batis, she came home just soaring. These are the results from that heaven sent hour. Angie is just starting her photography business, and look at these photos, isn't she amazing? If you'd like to contact her visit her blog Thank you Angie!