Emily Life Topher Truman Tucker

Answered Prayers

My boys are constantly an example to me. It is no wonder that we are told in the scriptures to look to our children. I wish I was more like them in so many ways.

Case and Point.

We have a wicked awesome car. Wicked awesome for many reasons. One, it’s totally paid off. Two, It’s been with us our entire married life. Three, to use it you must know the wicked awesome tricks…. like how to open the door that has no door handle and how if you smack the ceiling just right you get the internal ceiling light to shut off or even how to move our 3 car seats just right so the doors will close. And lastly, it’s wicked awesome because you have to know the right way to insert the keys to get it to start up.

And even then, when you know the tricks, it’s no guarantee it’s going to start up.

I have been in many different locations trying to coax Rusty (that’s our cars name by the way) into letting me turn the key, and therefore ignite the engine. There has been a few times when we’re running late, or we’re far enough away from help, that I’ve felt overwhelmed by the situations. It is then that my boys always sugguest a prayer. And after these prayers, our car always starts. ALWAYS. They have learned at a young age, the power of prayer.

So it was no wonder that the other evening, when we were expecting some guests, and they hadn’t arrived, that my children suggested a prayer. You see, it was Missionary Month for our ward, and the youth were practicing being missionaries all month long, and one of the concluding events was going to members home for dinner. We had been asked if we would entertain them, and gladly said yes. But When the actual night came we weren’t sure if we were going to get guests or not, but had prepared the house and dinner for them just in case. At the mention of this, our little boys were ecstatic. We live in a and as the time approached for the missionaries arrival, the boys were glued to the window.

A set of missionaries arrived across the street, then a few minutes later another set arrived next door, then a few minutes after that another set arrived at another neighbors home. Then we waited. And waited. It was over a half an hour after their sugguested arrival time, and we began to think they wouldn’t be coming. So we began to prepare our boys, telling them that if we didn’t get missionaries tonight, we could talk about dad’s mission or invite another friend over who had served a mission and he could tell us about his. The looks on the boys faces just about broke my heart…then Tucker had an idea. Let’s pray mom. So we did. Tucker and Truman both offered prayers, and then they went back to the window. And just then when I had given up hope, a car pulled up and two of our youth missionaries hoped out of the car.


I can’t remember what Tucker said later that night, but it was something to the effect of, see mom when we pray, Heavenly Father wants to help us out.

And he’s right. He does, so why do I so often try to do things on my own? Thank goodness for the faith and purity of little ones, and the reminder that Heavenly Father wants to bless our lives. He wants to help us. So why do I sometimes hesitate to ask for his help? My children turn to him first, and I should follow their examples.

Again, I am floored by the things I am learning from being a parent.


Happy Bloggiversary

This month marks our two year bloggiversary,

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since we’ve begun documenting our lives here.

Thanks for caring about our our young boys adventures, and my adventures in mommy-hood.

I know there are many of you who have read all of my posts, and commented on many of them. Wow…

Things have changed dramatically since we began here including adding a new member to our family, discovered many things about my children, laughed often and mostly just felt grateful for a place to share this crazy thing called life. …

Thanks for sharing in this journey with me.


Takes My Breathe Away,

This is a song I was introduced to by my sweetheart when we were courting. I came across it the other day on YouTube.

It has some great memories for me of our early years in marriage, the lyrics are amazing,

And even more than ever that my sweetheart takes my breathe away….


Happy Birthday Becca!

Today is my sister in law Beccas Birthday.
Becca is one of the most patient women I know. She works behind the scenes of things, and just quietly does things, nice things for people. But yet, also one of the most adventerous, fun loving girls I know.
Like for example, I will never forget the time she went sky diving, (not telling anyone), bought the video of her doing it, then brought the movie home to show her family, by saying something funny like, ‘Come watch this awesome movie’. They didn’t even know what it was they were going to be watching.
Also Becca is hilarious, she is witty, and I almost always leave being in Becca’s presence with a smile.

Happy Birthday Becca! Hope you have a good one.

Elliot Emily Life


Just lights up my life.
Look at his little arms and legs. You forget about how they have to so gradually learn to work their appendages. You forget how darling they look in just a onsie. You forget how their breath smells like milk. You forget how much your heart just grows by leaps and bounds. You forget how their little eyes just make your heart melt. You forget how much you hate to use those silly blue blooper things to get boggies out of their noses. You forget how pure and peaceful they look, even when they are so little. You forget how your nearly have a heart attack when you wake up in the middle of the night, and realize they’ve slept longer than usual, and you begin to worry if they are alright, and race to their crib. And they are a-okay.

You just forget. And when you remember, you want them to stay itty-bitty for forever. BUT IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN.


My new doo

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.
That is what I am trying to do. Hence the shorter hair. So far, it is so much simpler. More pics to come.

Elliot Emily Life Topher Truman Tucker

Now Open for Business

The Treehouse, Sandbox
and Swings in our backyard.
The upper and
The lower one.

I think one word sums it up for the whole family: Hallelujah.

Elliot Life Topher

If you were to come by our home tonight…

you’d probably see this.
An adoring Father, who loves his little boys.

A man who can’t put his babies down, even when he has things that have to get done on the computer.

He claims it’s because he hasn’t seen them all day long, but truth be told, even when he’s been with them all day on Saturdays, he still loves to read to them at night, or gently cradle them to sleep.


My children are lucky to have someone who cherishes and loves them each so much.

Emily Life

There are many things…

I am going to miss about having little kids at home.
THIS (handprints on the clean mirror) is not one of them. 🙂


We love the Bubblie



The Bubblie Bath that is.