Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Olive Tree Allegory

Found this gem on  Any thoughts on why this allegory made it into the Book of Mormon? Anyone have any insight as to why this is important for us to know? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just a Mathematician

Just a little formulating to do this morning to try and predict Sarah's BG levels.  

With a 1:12 Carb/Insulin Ratio 
50 (1 unit drops bg by 50mg)
divided by 12(ratio) = raise bg by 4 mg per carb 
so we conclude 1 carb raises bg by 4 mg or points 

With a 1:10 Carb/Insulin Ratio 
50 divided by 10= raise bg by 5 mg per carb
so we conclude 1 carb raises bg by 5 mg or points 

Sarah had 14 carbs for breakfast  
She was on a 1:10 ratio 

50 divided by 10 = 5 mg per carb
14x5= raise blood by 70 mg 

Morning BS was 149
149+70=  raises her bg to 219 without any insulin 
She took 1.5 units of insulin which will drop her 75mg in four hours which should put her at 
219-75= 144. 

2.5 hours after her breakfast bg was
219-157=  bg dropped 62 mg in 2.5 hours. 

Still having (.5 of her insulin left) it will drop her another 25mg in the next two hours.  

157-25= 132  4 hours after breakfast 

She had 5 carb snack at 2 hour check. 
5x4= 20 uncovered carbs 
132+20 = 
Now bg will be 152 four hours after breakfast.  ****In theory

Do you think that the formula actually worked? No
Four hours after her morning insulin and breakfast, she was 105.  
No amount of formulating can predict what a person's bg will do.  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thankful for my Family---- That's YOU

I just wanted to write a quick thank you to my brother's and sister's and parent's.  Moving has been fun, and interesting, and hard, and good.  But an emotional roller coaster, especially for my kids.  I want to send a big shout out to all of you for your words of support and kind actions of love, and christ like example.  Especially when dealing with my kids.  Brooke has commented that several of the aunts and uncles are following her on instagram, thanks for keeping her honest, and thanks for liking her pics.  Thanks to each of you for taking the time to call and check up on our family, and for smiling at things as we change the house around (thanks for not freaking out!).  Thanks for your donations of archers, your skyping, your texts, to mom and dad for running errands with me, and basically for just being you.  I love all of you, I MISS all of you.  But more then anything, I am so thankful that I am have the privilege of calling you my family.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The sunsets are beautiful here in Texas!!  You should come and see them for yourselves.  Really, you should.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mike

 To the brother who always makes us smile and loves us so much!!!
Happy Birthday!
We love you.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I find this completely awesome. Folk hymns are cool.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Kingdom of God

Anyone else find it interesting that the term "The Kingdom of God" does not appear in the Old Testament at all?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Last weekend we had a storm to beat all storms.  This is hail, which came down so fast and so hard and so long that it plugged up my gutters.  It all flooded the streets and filled up the big sunken in drainage areas in the neighborhoods.  It looked like it had snowed. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Family Photos

Hi Bean family!  I can't believe two weeks have almost gone by since the family reunion.  We had so much fun, and we hope you did, too!  Here are the EDITED versions of the family pictures.  I tried my best to pick pictures that flattered everyone.  As for editing, if you don't like how your family's picture looks, let me know!  You won't offend me at all!  Everybody has different tastes, and I would love to edit your family to your liking.  We love you and miss you all! -Hayley

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The biggest smile ever

Beause sometimes in life......things are just way too much fun!!!! 

 Seriously.......never seen her smile so big and laugh so hard!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Upload your photos!

Okay, I think this link will work and there should be plenty of space for everyone to upload!

Family Reunion 2014 Drive

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dropbox for Family Reunion Photos?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm already missing everyone after the reunion! Mike and I got a few photos, and I know that a few other people were really good about taking pictures. I'd love to see what everyone got - would anyone else be interested in a dropbox folder so we can all share? (If you have a preference other than dropbox, that'll work too!)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Updated schedule Family Reunion

All right, so how about these apples?

Friday night: Fire, S'mores, deliciousness


8:00-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m. - Post-breakfast chaos - Get ready and take photographs

10:00-11:30 a.m. - Grandpa's bingo

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Free time/guess amounts in candy jars

12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Right after lunch - Candy/goodie jars

1:30-2:45 - Free time/scavenger hunt

2:45-3:30 p.m. - Grandma's tea party

3:30-5:00 p.m. - Free time/water fight

5:00-5:30 p.m. - Dinner

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Free time (some other structured activity with the kids?)

7:30-8:30 - Wind down, put kids in bed

8:30-whenever - Adult social hour (without adult beverages)

As far as the talent show goes, while we may have time for it after dinner, I see that the time may be better spent on interactive activities with the cousins.  I think Stephani makes a good point that this is literally the only time some cousins will see each other in the year, so it makes more sense for them to be playing and having fun together rather than sitting and watching (plus, I don't know about your kids, but my kids get bored really easily and trying to keep them sitting and watching for half-hour plus may be a monstrous task).  Michael, we still would love to see your woodwork, however (you know my kids would love it ....  SHAPES!!!!!).

So what about the above schedule?  Any ideas for an evening activity? Anyone have a movie projector that we could all watch an outdoor movie together and eat snacks?  If there are no ideas, I will come up with a fantastic idea (or at least one that I think is fantastic).  Thanks!!!!!!