Happy to be a Mom!

I love this thought from President David O. McKay

"She, who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions -- deserves the admiration and the plaudits of man. But she who rears a family of beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, long after paintings have faded, and books have been destroyed she deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God. In her high duty and service to humanity, she is co-partner with the Creator himself."

Saturday, November 3, 2007

November at our New House

So this is the outside of our house, I was never able to get that picture on here. Here it is, it is light sage/mint green with black shudders. We love it. Thanks mom and dad!

November at our New House

So over night all of the leaves on our two huge trees in the front yard decided to fall. They add a splash of color to the yard don't you think?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Our New House!

We love our new house. We didn't get an outside picture, but here is the inside! We have a cozy family room, with a kitchen off to one side- we went for a "french riviera theme" and then there is a little laundry room and Chad's Bedroom off the back (Devin's Brother lives with us- He's so fun!)
Then on the other half is our bedroom- which is great! We love it. The study, which had Devin's Desk and my sewing marchine and scrapbooking, this room will eventually be a cute nursey, and then there's a guest room. Which is all decorated in purples and flowers.
Oh and who can forget the bomb shelter downstairs its a dream!
We have a cute yard. The house is sage green with black shudders.
We are 1/2 block from Kiwanis Park and 3 blocks from campus- which is really the best part!

My parents and Devin's parents came up the past few weekends to help us get settled in! Thanks guys! We love you!

For Devin's 26th B-Day we went Shopping with chad and got some awesome outfits and then had ribs at Goodwood

Hanging out with old friends. Kaleb came into town so we went to Fro-Yo with Andrea and Emily.

In August we went up and saw Tami and Derrek, some friends form High School. We loved hanging out with them for the weekend. We went to the fair, so fun!

Matt and Corrine just left for school in Memphis! Matt and Devin were missions buddies. Before they left we got to see them and there new baby Haley.

Red Fish Lake

We went up to Red Fish Lake with my family just before school started and had a great time! Cruizer the dog came with us!

Lake Powell

In July we went to Lake Powell with the Wagstaff Gang. We had a great time surfing, eating, climbing and hanging out together. Some of these kids are amazing. Here are Threse and Brittany surfing with their babies TJ and Emma at the same time, yep we like them!

Golfing at Pebble Beach!

We would like to say we went golfing at Pebble Beach, but since it was a little over our budget we just went and putted on the marketplace green. Which was almost as good!

This is a famous golfing picture- don't quite remember the name or artist.

Carmel Trip with the Taggarts

In June we spent the day with the Taggarts in Carmel. We had a great time. We love spending time with these two!

We went to this amazing place for breakfast! It was sooo good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Devin's Flight

For a surprise while we were in Fresno I took devin to Arvel CA so he could go gliding (no engine flying), we had a great time. Now Devin has a life long ambition to get his Pilot's licence.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Polynesian Culture Center

We had a blast at the PCC, Devin and My brother Ben chased a pig. We went to a Luau and had the best pinacolada's. And don't the sisters look awesome in our Hawaiian get up. What a great vacation, thanks Mom and Dad!

Naomi and Devin and Erin and Jonathoan , Just hanging out, on big red comfy couches- this is my kind of open house

Darlene's Hawaiian Open House

Mom with her girls!

Visiting the Dole Plantation Pineapple Plan, they have the best pineapple ice cream ever.

After looking at the signs Katie and Naomi are just confused about which way to go. :)

Darlene and Asa picked us up at the airport, they brought us beautiful lai'es to wear. We were excited to come see their new home. Darlene has been living in Hawaii for a year and a half.


At the beginning of June my parents and all my brothers and sisters went to Hawaii. Darlene and Asa had an open house over there, since thats where they live while going to BYU-H. We had a great time!

My brother Ben and his wife Erin had there baby boy Jonathan with them which was so fun. They are expecting another baby soon, we can't wait!

Darlene and Asa Wedding

Ben holding my adorable nephew who was wiped out by all of the excitement

Mom and Dad happy and proud

My little brother Peter stands above me in the crowd, both so proud.

Katie and Naomi sharing in our sister's wedding. We love you Dar!

Devin and Naomi enjoying the celebrations

Darlene and Asa's Wedding

Darlene with Sisters and Bridesmaids. 8 total
L-R Top Erin Smith, Nicole Hunt, Emily Putnam, Keri Vawser, Michelle Rowley, Mirajke Smith, Naomi Wagstaff, Darlene Ngauamo, Katie-Anne Smith

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Darlene and Asa Wedding

Darlene and Asa got married May 11, 2007. My whole family was there, along with tons of extended family, it was a wonderful day.