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."

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dear Santa, Love Spencer

"Dear Santa Clause,

I love you Santa Claus, I love your reindeers. I love my presents. Spencer (me) is a good boy this year. I want a big truck and cars going down a racetrack. I want a big hammer and tools like daddy.
Marianne wants a dolly. Her wants a little truck with lights. Marianne is being a good girl this new Year.
Come down the Chimney at Grandma's House."

Love Spencer

Snow and Stuff

Lots happening lately, finishing up crafts, buying and wrapping presents, awhile trying to keep the kids fed, played with a Daddy Studying. Sizemore Party, Spencer was soooo excited to open his present. He kept running over to the tree and saying "I just have to go check on them" and "Do you think it is CANDY!!!!"

Marianne and Levi playing at church
My little trouble makers

Trimming the Tree with our Friends, Lilly, Clair Tahlia and Jeff

Devin won the "Most Obnoxious Christmas Sweater Award" :) Uof U sweater

We also have fun wiht big boxes around here.

My sister's brother in law who is from Tonga came to the MTC and we got to have lunch with him and wish him well.

We got some snow and then it melted and then it got warm and then today we got some more. So back when we first got some snow this is what we did.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Marianne- 10 Months

Marianne is just about 10 Months, I just can't believe this little girl is growing so fast.

She is 17.3 lbs (35%)
50% for Height and Head
She is a round chubby little thing and has cute rolls on her arms and thighs, I love each one of them, and don't forget her chubby chubby neck and cheeks.

Lets See
Marianne says Mamamamam, and baba, and dada but not too much more
She is army scooting everywhere ( about 4 weeks), and will get on her knees rock back and forth but then go back to sitting. She does this over and over. We keep waiting for a real crawl to come but not yet.
She takes 2 great naps. She eats breakfast and lunch really well but tends to be picky at dinner- doesn't seem to fond of meat and Vegetables, although she does love bananas, bread, peaches, pears, strawberries, etc She will blow raspberries if she doesn't want to eat the food I try to feed her. She loves her bottle

She can sit up in her crib. She loves to take a bath, she loves to splash and plays with toys, She loves it when Spencer is nice to her and will laugh and giggle at him.

She loves her mom, and will raise her arms up for me to pick her up each time I walk into the room. No one else will do, mommy is a special person right now.

I am in love with her as much as she is in love with me. She is just darling, so fun, so cute, I can't imagine life without her! We love you Marianne

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Notre Dame Trip

Here's a recap of the boys trip to Chicago a few weeks ago. Devin got tickets to the Notre Dame v. Utah game and invited his Dad and brothers to go.

The pictures are in reverse order, so you are seeing the pictures from Sunday back through Friday. If you are OCD about chronological order, feel free to start at the bottom of the post and work your way back to the top.
Here's a great picture from Chicago's most iconic piece of art--the bean. Actually, the full title is the Cloud Gate, but most everyone calls it the Bean because of its shape. We are taking our own picture here with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background.
We were so close, we could get pictures like this during the game. I've never been so close to the action. It was awesome.
Here we are at the Bears v. Vikings Game. We lucked into some sweet tickets and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Here's the best shot of us at the game. We had a good time for the most part. I probably enjoyed the game the most though.
As you can see, the score was not too pretty for the Utes.
It rained through 3 quarters of the game. We were wet, but not too cold. Unfortunately (for my brothers and dad) Utah didn't show up to play, and gave a very poor showing for all the fans that traveled out to see the game.
The stadium was a sellout as usual (80,000+) You can see all the red Utah fans on the top right side of the stadium.

This is the door to the Basilica (Cathedral) on Notre Dame's Campus. While the football season has not been as good as many thought it would be, hope springs eternal for the Irish faithful.

Here we are in front of Notre Dame's Golden Dome. We had a great time on campus and at the game.
Here is a view of the "magnificent mile" from the top of the John Hancock Building. It is the 4th tallest building in Chicago at 1,100 ft. (The Willis Tower "aka Sears" is over 1,400 ft. and is the tallest.) It was a beautiful view.

We took a boat cruise of the city and saw some great views of the skyline. Our tour guide was quite amusing, and kept us entertained despite the chilly weather.
Here we are at Chicago's famous Giordano's pizzeria. The pizza did not disappoint. It was everything we hoped it would be. I highly recommend stopping here if you get a chance.
We went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to see this exhibit. My brother Jerrin teaches an art class and uses several of Luc Tuyman's pictures for one part of his class. It was a very interesting exhibit.
Here is my brother Chad at the edge of Lake Michigan with the skyline extending behind him. It really was a gorgeous day in Chicago.
Here we are at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs. (They were hosting a college football game the next week, so the pictures on the side of the stadium are of Northwestern, instead of the Cubs.)


Congratulations to Utah! In our family we cheer for everyone BYU and Utah, Except during the big game then we take sides . Can you guess who cheers for who?

Here is the celebration video


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Devin's Family. Thanks so much for traveling to Utah everybody. We got to have Nana and Grandpa and Jerrin, Jess, Macey, and Eli stay with us. Then we went up to SLC to have Thanksgiving at Aunt Lisa's House and Pie at Grandpa Sizemore's House.
The Twin Trouble Makers
Dressing as an Indian

Family Picture
Lisa, Whitlee, Derek
Nana, Uncle Kyle, Devin, Zoom, Grandma Hensen, Aunt Judy
Marianne with Grandma Hensen
Jess reading to the kids
Mario Cart was a big winner this year.
The Homemade Pies,
The Bakers