The Crazy Chapmans
Jordan, Emily, Natalie, and Zachary

July: Ordinances and Covenants Come Follow Me Handout

     Posted on Fri ,10/07/2015 by emily

Free Come Follow Me Handout, right click to download.

Here is a PDF for printing many:

Sharing Time December Week 2

     Posted on Sat ,07/12/2013 by emily

 Print 4 question mark pages for backs and two of each picture page for matching game.

Sharing Time 12.8 (pdf)

August 2013 Visiting Teaching Message Handout

     Posted on Tue ,06/08/2013 by emily

If you want to use it, right click on the image and click “save image as…” Yay for Visiting Teaching!

Young Women Lesson 5.5.13

     Posted on Sun ,05/05/2013 by emily

Here’s a handout from my lesson today. It was on Why is it important to listen to and follow the living prophets?


     Posted on Wed ,03/04/2013 by emily

We had a great Easter this year. There was a Young Women Fundraiser Saturday and Natalie had a lot of fun hunting for eggs and buying treats at the Easter store. She insisted on bring both Easter baskets and wearing her hat the whole time.

Here she is getting eggs:

She got some pictures taken:

(She’s eating a laffy taffy)

Later that afternoon we dyed eggs with the Budds:

It took about 5 minutes for Natalie to spill one of the dyes and she really enjoyed tossing (literally) the eggs into the dye.

The next day we had an Easter egg hunt in nursery and the snacks were hidden in the eggs, the kids seemed to really enjoy it.

We didn’t give Natalie her Easter basket until after church since Jordan was at meetings before church. When we gave it to her she was really excited about the duck pez dispenser and the lollypop:

Here’s a link to a video of her opening her basket.

We had the Newberry family over for dinner and had turkey breast, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and lemon blueberry pound cake for dessert. We didn’t take any pictures of food, oops, but it was all delicious.

Late Sunday afternoon Jordan let Natalie play with a sharpie while she was still in her Easter dress. She came inside and had the sharpie open with two giant streaks across her dress. I was pretty upset that he had given her a sharpie in the first place, but as of today I got almost both stains out. The first one is totally gone and the second one (the bigger of the two) is just a faint mark. Yay!

I’m so grateful we were able to spend Easter as a family and with friends.

What a Difference a Year Makes!

     Posted on Thu ,07/02/2013 by emily

Last year, Natalie was barely eating solid foods, couldn’t crawl, and didn’t talk! (She did lots of interesting things for her age)

This year, she walks, talks, has things she absolutely loves (Disney Princesses, bubbles, and stickers). We played with bubbles and she could use the wand herself :D.

Oh, and she has hair!


     Posted on Sat ,25/08/2012 by emily

Yesterday morning Natalie woke up early and wouldn’t go back to sleep because she was hungry. So I brought her downstairs and she ate breakfast while Jordan got ready for work. She finished and was playing with toys by the time Jordan came downstairs and was ecstatic to see him. She was singing to him and laughing at everything he was doing. She stood by his chair in the dining room and patted his back and just had fun being with Daddy. When it was time for Jordan to leave Natalie had a breakdown, she walked to him and held onto his legs so he couldn’t go. When I picked her up she reached for Jordan and when he opened the garage and got into his car she bawled and kept saying “daddydada.” Pretty sweet how much she loves her daddy.

Later in the day we were watching a video of her cousin Katie meeting her new baby brother for the first time. Natalie loved that video, she kept saying “Dadee” (Katie) and we watched it over and over because she loved it so much. A little time passed and I was chatting with Nicole about the video, so I tried to turn it on again for Natalie, but it wasn’t working. The next best thing is a video of herself, so I turned on this video for her to watch:

Natalie walking to Jordan

Cute, right? NO! Big mistake, check out who is in the background. Natalie started bawling, “daaddydaddydada,” she was SO upset. The good news is that Jordan and I had already planned for him and Natalie to go on a bike ride on the Frisco Highland trail after he got off of work. I was excited to have some alone time and to get things done without Natalie (she’s super cute, but being productive is really hard when she is around).

Jordan and I had packed the bike trailer in his car and I got everything Natalie needed for a fun afternoon with Jordan. So we met Jordan at his work and they were ready to go. I was super productive while they were gone and pretty amazed at how quickly I was able to get things done without Natalie unfolding or throwing stuff.

Jordan came home and told me that they had a fun time and stopped at Culver’s and got ice cream afterward and at Academy to get some bike gloves for him. I asked how the bike ride was and if Natalie was good for him, and he asked Natalie if they should tell me about “the incident.” As you read what happened, remember they were on a designated bike trail (no cars or other vehicles are allowed on it). Apparently has never put the bike trailer on his bike before, I have always done it for him, so this is partly my fault. Bike trailers have a hitch that attaches to the back tire of a bike and a pin that attaches the trailer to the bike (to attach it quickly). Here’s a picture to help:

Jordan thought the center part (the black piece) just slid into the bike part and didn’t put the pin through (oops!). About 3 miles trail they hit a bump and the bike trailer came off his bike and slid off the trail onto grass. Natalie was a bit startled, so she cried, but once Jordan was there, she was fine. Jordan attached the bike trailer (with the pin this time) and they went back to riding. That is how Natalie had her first experience off-roading.

Natalie loves it!

Cardinals Game 8.20.12

     Posted on Tue ,21/08/2012 by emily

Last night we went to a Cardinals Game. Brother Derges had tickets in box seats and he invited us and a couple other people to join him. They were really good seats and it was fun having a place where Natalie could move around and not bother other people. Natalie enjoyed listening to the music they play during the game and dancing, she was showing off to everyone and loved the attention. About halfway through the game Louie, the mascot, came through the boxes to say hi and take picture with people in the boxes. When he was in the adjacent box, Natalie seemed interested in him.


Her interest quickly turned to terror as he stopped to say hi to her. She was so scared, in fact, that she just froze in place and started screaming and shaking as she held onto the seat for dear life (while I motion to Jordan to take a picture):

She really didn’t trust the giant birdman:

I thought maybe if I held her and we took a picture she’d be okay with it, but nope, that did not fly with Natalie. By the way, I thought it was HILARIOUS and so did most of the people in the box. I can’t wait to see what she does with Santa.

Louie went to the other boxes and Natalie eyed him the entire way down. I tried to put her down when he was still in her eyesight and she screamed and started crying. Once he was gone (for good) she let us put her down and started enjoying the game again. We ended up leaving before the game was over because it was almost 10 and both teams still only had 1 run from early on in the game.

Art Project

     Posted on Mon ,20/08/2012 by emily

I found some fabric with jungle animals (this fabric) when I was pregnant with Natalie and I (still) love it! I wanted to do something that would match it and have elephants on it (I love elephants)! I found a canvas at Goodwill at the end of July and was excited that I could make some artwork for Natalie’s room.

Here are the before and after pictures:



Here’s a link to the gallery to see the in between pictures. If you need the password, message me.

Family Bike Ride

     Posted on Sat ,18/08/2012 by emily

We rode our bikes today on the Frisco Highland Trail this morning, 16  miles! Natalie did great and she even fell asleep on the way back.