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, February 28, 2009

Twilight? Like Egg Nog You Either Love It or you Don't.



So I happen to be one of the major fans of Twilight. I love the books, I loved the movie- except for the actor that played Edward (wasn't buying it, sorry)- loved everyone else. Anyway here's few Twilight moments for you. . .

The First wasPeter had some great Senior pictures taken a few months ago and had them submitted to the year book. A few months later one of his friends who is on the year book comes up to him and shows him his "senior picture" which had been photoshopped into Peter aka Edaward from Twilight. I think that the picture with the waterfall makes Peter look more like Harry Potter. But the other one is definitly Edward- although I think Peter would have done a better job acting. Oh Well.

Second Twilight Moment, Peter watched a Divine Comedy Routine that was titled "The Self-Help Group for men who's relationships have been ruined by the Twilight Saga"-
"You know you have a problem when your wife takes you hiking and when you get to the top your wife blows glitter all over you!"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Almost Crawling




Spencer is going to be crawling anyday now- Watch out. Right now is is getting on his hands and toes, like a sprinter or a bear. And then tumbling over quickly after. Or he will get on his hands and knees but then flattens onto his tummy as soon as he takes a setp. Our bet is by Next week we will have a crawling boy! HMMMMM

Newsie or Artist?




Here is Spencer wearing Peter's baret. Newsie or Artist? What do you think?

Grandma Hensen




Last week we went and visited with Grandma Hensen. Spencer loved visiting with his Great Great Grandma and was happy and smiling. We'll come see you soon Grandma, we love you

Cooking with Molly




I was in charge of cooking with Molly for our RS this month. All the girls come to my house and I show them something I know how to cook. I decided on Paella, Flan, and French Bread. This picture is my Paella. It is a rice/chicken/seafood dish cooked in chicken broth. I cooked Mussles and shrimp. Yum Yum.

1970 Parties






In and January and February we will feeling the seventies and decided to have some parties. They were both so fun, one included an amazing murder mystery. Thanks for playing everybody!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Congratulations Peter




Peter got into BYU!!!

Peter got the letter yesterday that said:

Dear Peter:

The Admissions Committee is delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University to begin Summer 2009. Through your preparation and personal achievements you have distinguished yourself from a very strong group of applicants. We believe you will make a positive contribution to our BYU community. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our campus to pursue your educational goals.


We are so proud of you Peter, you worked so hard in school, and on the ACT's Great job!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Grand Canyon






On the way home from Arizona we went to the Grand Canyon. I had never been there so it was great. The Canyon was beautiful.

Orange Slurping

video

Oranges








My Aunt Deloras has Orange, Tangelos, and Grapefruit trees. We picked tons of fruit. Spencer loved the oranges. He would slurrped them up like crazy, he held onto this little orange for like six hours. It was just his size.

Valentine's Day and Funerals



Over the weekend we went to Arizonoa my Great Uncle David's Funeral. We had a wonderful a time with my Aunt Deloras and cousins.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Family Birthday Party



My Aunt Danielle and Uncle Craig moved up to South Jorden, so we met with them and my cousins to celebrate birthdays, Jennisen, Marijke, Lori, and Crystal all had birthdays within a week of each other.

Cloth Baby Shoes



I made Spencer some Cloth Baby Shoes. I found the pattern on line at

http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

They wern't too hard. I made these two pairs for a friend in the ward who is having twins. I thought they were kind of cute.

Denny's with Nana


We went with Nana and Grandpa to Denny's the other day. So fun having them in town. Here is Spencer trying out a straw for the first time. He liked the staw, he wouln't suck, so we had to keep picking up the liquid and putting it in his mouth, although he kept blowing it and it went every where.

Friends


Here is Tiffany's Kids Ellie, Erik and Spencer all hanging out together!

So fun to have you back Tiff!



Last Saturday we went and hung out with Ashley and Sam. The boys Peter, Devin and Sam were on Guitar hero (we had the whole band going) and the babies wanted to join. So here are Benji on the Drums and Spencer on the Guitar.

Hit Me Baby One More Time! Devin's Talent Show




Thursday the Law School had a talent show. So Devin and his Friend Adam Birk played "Oops I did it again" by Britany Spears on the electric Guitar. Nope I am not kidding. They played it in front of 200 law school students. This video is them performing it for there wives and children the night before. Marion and Spencer - we'll call them the "groupies" were dancing and having a great time with their daddy's. video

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cross Stitch Adventures

I am attmpting to pick up cross stitch in my life. I started a cross stich when Devin and I were engaged- "Two Hearts One Love" I finished it 1 1/2 years later. However it was accidently/tragically thrown away with the Christmas boxes. I was so sad. However my wonderful mother-in law found the pattern and recreated it for me and gave me the completed cross stitch this Christmas. Thanks so much!!!




So today I went to Roberts and found this adorable little boy cross stitch. It was red, white and blue, perfect colors for Spencer's room. I couldn't resist, and I bought it with a 50% off coupon. So after at least a year hiatus I am picking up cross stitching and starting a new one, wish me luck!