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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Friday, November 28, 2008


This picture cracked me up...and so I'm hosting a caption contest. The winner will get something special from Miss Five her ownself! Get commentin' because the contest ends at 10:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, November 30, 2008!

Arts and Crafts...

Part of the Taylor Thanksgiving Feast of 2008 included arts and crafts. Here's what we made:
Elder Tu'itakau (from Tonga) in his pajamas wearing his matching blue turkey
Mark - he's sure excited about HIS turkey
Jordin (who DID make a turkey head-dress) and Trixie sporting her pink turkey. Trixie was all pink yesterday - and sure looked great!
Elder Gray (from Utah) colored his turkey beautifully, but wasn't so safe with his scissors.
JANE Boland in her turkey head-dress. Excellent!
Elder Kavanaugh (from California) got very creative with his turkey - including one wing that was purple and the other that was blue.

The Feast

The Taylor family had quite a departure from our normal Thanksgiving day festivities...we had people OVER! And we had such a wonderful time...check it out!

I am especially proud that we had seats for all 17 people! No one had to sit on a piano bench or on the floor or anything!

We also had matching "service" for everyone. Well, one table was it's own set of china/stemware/silverware...but everything matched, DUDE! Awesome

Featured here: Elder Cook, Jane Boland and the back of Nikki's head. Nikki followed the rules that pajamas were to be worn. But everyone WAS dressed comfortably - and really, that's what matters most, right?

Looking from the dining room into the living room. Featured here is Merrie Boland, then at the next table (left to right) Bobby Boland, Jane Boland's head, Jordin Roth, Elder Cook's head, and Nikki's hair. Mom sat in that empty chair. At the furthest table you can see me and Petie. Josh also sat with us, but had stepped away from the table when this picture was taken.

After dinner, games were played...like "Wash the dishes!!" and "Store the leftovers!" and "Where's the PIE?!" We also had rousing games of Apples to Apples and Dominos. I also tried to box Jonah on the Wii. I was not successful.

I was so delighted by the day - and had so much fun with people that I loved. And I really do love all the people that joined us yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mail order...

Dear Seth -
I know this isn't what you wanted for me - but I had do go with what my heart told me. I surely do love the iPhone - but all I really want is a phone. Just a phone. I have my amazing Touch, for which I am still grateful, and that does all the other jobs I might need. I'll let you know when it arrives - but here is what I am expecting in the mail in just a few days...
Love -
Miss Five

Image via here

Saturday, November 1, 2008

AUTISM: The Musical

You should find yourdelf a copy of this documentary - and see it. Even if you've only ever just heard of autism - this is such a beautiful film. Seriously - see it.


I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween, full of tricks and treats! We had a wonderful Halloween - with the local zone of missionaries coming over for a night of festive fun!
We set the scene with spooky lights and jack o'lanterns
We had dinner including BBQ ribs and funeral potatoes. Spooky, no?
Trixie and Corky, out on the patio, cooking ribs and enjoying some, too!
And then - the grande finale - the roasted pig arrived. It was awesome! And while you can't get the full scope - we had about eleven companionships of Elders, plus our family and some friends who stopped by. Spooky fun for everyone!

A great tool for the arsenal...

I will soon be adding this super-cool candle carver to my bag of party tricks...
And you can use it on just about anything and how fun would that be for a party?