Category Archives: Family

Quote of the Day – Robb Allen

Discussing public schools forcing children to accept morals that are not their own:

Teaching middle schoolers the proper method for fisting or how to act like lesbians is beyond the schools’ authority.


Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to my beautiful, talented sister, Melinda, who died 16 years ago.

Thank God for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because it gives me the knowledge that I will see you again!

Thank God for the ordinances of the Temple, because through them we are bound to each other for eternity as brother and sister, children born into the New and Everlasting Covenant!

I wish you were here. I wish that you could know my children and that they could know you. I wish that you could beat some sense into your boys’ heads.

You had a short life. You made choices that made others’ lives difficult. Others made choices that made your life difficult.

I hope you have come to forgive me as I have come to forgive you.

I love you. I miss you!

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Family


Earthly Father, Heavenly Father

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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Family, Life, People, Religion


Favorite Game

This video demonstrates my 8-month-old daughter’s favorite game:

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Eyes+Sharp Stick, Family, Life


Creative License

The 4-year-old was playing “This Little Piggy” with the 1-year-old.  This version goes

This little piggy went to Wal-Mart

This little piggy had pudding

This little piggy had none

This little piggy had some roast beef

This little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.

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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Family



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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Family, Life, Religion


The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

One show that my son watches every morning is The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That.  I have been amazed at what he has learned from it.  We were running errands to day and out of the back seat I hear, “Bats use echo location.”  I was shocked.  He may not understand what echo location is but it’s something that he’ll remember.

On a side note, the Cat is voiced by Martin Short.  I thought he was dead!

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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Education, Family


The Boys

Yesterday at 2:57pm, after 11 hours of labor, Tammy gave birth to our second child, our second boy.  It’s difficult to describe the feelings that I had during the ordeal.  W (that’s boy #2), we were told, was posterior and would be difficult.  It was.

Tammy is amazing!  I’m sure that I would have died.  She pushed our son out with sure willpower.  It didn’t matter what we did on the outside, he was going to descend posterior.  And it didn’t matter who said what, Tammy was going to have that baby the way that she wanted – vaginally and unmedicated.  However, by the grace of God, W turned just before exiting and came out the way he should.

Both mama and baby are doing great.

Here is a picture of the brothers:

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Posted by on July 18, 2010 in Family


Teaching the Boy

One of D’s favorite songs is the Happy Birthday song.  When a member of the family has a birthday he’ll walk around the house singing happy birthday to them until the next birthday arrives, then he switches to that next person.  Tammy and I have been trying to teach D about the meaning of the 4th of July and it must have clicked because today the song changed.

Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday dear America!   Happy Birthday to you.

Hopefully the Founders are smiling as much as I am.

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Posted by on July 5, 2010 in Birthdays, Family, Holiday



From the blog of one of my wife’s friends:

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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Family, Guns


Children’s Songs

During lunch today D started singing “If you’re happy and you know it.”  Well, he confused the lyrics with “The wise man and the foolish man.”  His new song had these lyrics:

If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely build on a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.

The Cooper family has a proud tradition of making up silly songs, or changing the words to existing songs, but I’ve never seen it start this early.

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Posted by on June 6, 2010 in Family



D is 3 years old and he absolutely loves movies, just like his dad.  I’m pretty sure if we would let him, he’d just sit and watch movies all day.  As we watch various shows, randomly he’ll point to the television and say, “look, it’s dad.”  Here are some of the identities that have been attributed to me:

There are others that I can’t remember right now.  The question is, how do I interpret this?  Mr. Incredible – okay, I get that one.  Brigham Young – well, I did have a beard for a while.  It wasn’t anything near the size of Brigham’s though.  And Darth Vader, really?  What have I done to traumatize my son into thinking I’m a Dark Lord of the Sith?

Maybe he sees me as large and powerful.  That’s a common theme that can be seen in these three people.  I think I’ll interpret it that way.


Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Family, Life


Becoming Provident Providers

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Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Economy, Family, Life, Money


Belated Thanks

My wife showed me this and I had to steal it and post it:

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my favorite mothers!

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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Education, Family, Holiday, Music


Raquel Welch

I found an interesting editorial on written by Raquel Welch.

…as I’ve grown older over the past five decades — from 1960 to 2010 — and lived through this revolutionary period in female sexuality, I’ve seen how it has altered American society — for better or worse.

Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad. In fact, it’s precisely because of the sexy image I’ve had that it’s important for me to speak up and say: Come on girls! Time to pull up our socks! We’re capable of so much better.

Read the rest.  I may surprise you.

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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Family, Life, Special Interest

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