Sunday, January 25, 2009

Peace amidst the Chaos

It's been a while since my last post and since it's a Sunday and I have some free time while Grant is taking a nap I thought it would be a good time to blog. First off I have to say that the economy has got us down in the dumps! Deryck has now been unemployed for almost a whole month now and it is driving us both crazy!!! I never thought that I would be ernestly job hunting midway through my pregnancy and the thought of having a full time job scares me, BUT this is exactly what I went to school for, our back up plan if you will, however I hate to say that the economy has ruined that plan as well, because THERE ARE ZERO job openings!! AHHH!! I have applied for many but have yet to have an interview. Meanwhile Deryck has been applying for jobs everywhere as well but has had no luck either. Amidst all of this chaos and worry, we have not forgotten that we have been sooooo blessed to be able to make it through this month so far. Even on the worst days, we can see the spiritual blessings in our lives and that alone brings us peace and reassurance that we will indeed make it through these hard times. We have our health, 2 healthy babies, and our family and faith. Indeed we are blessed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Hey everyone! I just wanted to blog a little bit and tell you about my brothers band that him and his friends have, they have played a few gigs over this past summer, and have started to clean up a few of their best songs, they are hoping to make a CD soon, but I just wanted to help get their sound out to more people so I will post a link to their myspace page on my blog. The band is named SO SWEET SO CAVITY. This band has a great sound and I just want to show them all the support, and I hope that you will visit their myspace page and have a listen, and give your feedback. P.S. Their song Population Cedar CIty is just them goofing off, it's not their real sound but it's funny! ENJOY! If my link doesn't work then just type in this URL in your navigation bar

Thursday, January 1, 2009

3 Christmases and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I have never been soooo exhausted in my life, nor have I ever done as much traveling as we have in the past 3 weeks! I will try to make this all very short. We went to St. George a grand total of 5 times, drove to Rangely Colorado 1, had 3 Christmas parties, had 3 Christmases and had a very quiet but enjoyable New Years Eve. All in all I had one of the best Christmases ever, And I am more than excited to see what the new year will bring, We Wish you all a very Prosperous New Year xoxo! The COPLEY'S

Christmas Party in St. George with Santa (grandpa Doug) and Nancy

Christmas in Rangely Colorado at Grandma Pennie's (it was the smallest town I have ever seen, and ugliest place too, good thing the snow covered most of it! haha! ) Grant had fun sledding with Grandma

St. George, Grant and his blinky light christmas shirt, woot woo!

Christmas in St. George at Great Grandma Copley's, We had a yummy Prime Rib dinner, opened lots of presents and played fun Games

Christmas Eve in Parowan, We ate, and exchanged white Elephant gifts , this years creative gift award goes to Aunt BRENDA SANTANA!

Mom and Papa with theit white Elephant gifts

Grant and his 2nd cousin Aiden, this is my cousin Ian's youngest, they live in New York and we haven't seen them in almost 4 years! so it was sooo nice to spend Christmas Eve with them

Christmas at my parent's house, most of the presents, actually 90% of them belonged to Grant

Watching and helping Grant open all his gifts, he was a little overwhelmed!

Daddy helping Grant set up his new train he got from Grandma Pennie

Riding his new Radeo Flyer Tricycle from Papa

Hmmmm looks familiar, I think there is a picture of his uncle Aaron in the same mask many Christmases ago

This was the only picture we took on New Years Eve, in fact Grant was the only one partying, I think he has a hang over from all of the food he ate!